I’m not a poet but I wrote a poem for IWD2019. I hope it speaks to you as a man or woman. I’d love to know what you think about this in the comment section. Enjoy the read and stay committed to #BalanceForBetter.
I’m Woman Enough!
I don’t need to be tough, I don’t need to be strong,
I don’t need to do a million things to prove my worth,
I don’t need to reinvent to meet your cut,
Come closer, step up, I’m woman enough
I don’t need your like but I’ll enjoy the ride,
If you tell me I’m fine, I’ll respond with a smile,
And if you don’t see fine, you’ll sure see me,
Like the force of the wind, I’m woman enough
I can dress like a girl and swing like a boy,
You made your rules, well, I’m creating mine,
If it sits with my core and aligns with my call,
Oh, away I sail, I’m woman enough
Whether I paint on a canvas, a wall or my face,
I may be good at math or very great at dance,
Same sweat, same stress, same genius involved,
Get a fix for your shallow, I’m woman enough
I too want to have and want to have too,
Sometimes I’ll ask you, sometimes I’ll strive to,
Whether I get it to me, or you get it to me,
My worth’s still not for batter, I’m woman enough
My dreams are mine, your dreams are yours, Ok?
They may converge or even sail apart,
As your dreams are valid, well so are mine,
Don’t you dare my commitment, I’m woman enough,
Well I am enough and so are you,
But here we are, a journey to make,
Before we leave this shore, here’s a term to ratify,
For all chores and rewards we’ll negotiate.
By: Deborah Adeojo