Hale Tsehlana

Rookie (22nd June / South African)

The Mire Of Womanhood - Poem by Hale Tsehlana

What the mire taught me can never be taken away;
it gave me a voice to speak for myself
it opened doors and unleashed pregnant potential
it deepened my understanding of the self
it grew me wings and taught me to say NO.

So when you wear your
hyphenated smile
and try to derail my mind
I’ve got news for you –
I have my shock absorbers in place
you can’t hurt me anymore.

What the mire taught me can never be taken away;
it taught me to sing
and to celebrate myself
it taught me to fly in the face of the wind.
It grew me wings and
taught me to fly.

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  • (7/4/2006 11:35:00 AM)

    what a lovely poem, Miss 'H'.I love the 2nd stanza and I think most of us can relate to that.I'm a fan and it's always been an honour to read your work. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 7, 2010


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