Friday, October 23, 2009

WHO AM I

i am me
i am you
i am nigerian
i am an african
i am the girl you walk pass on the street
you know me - that girl thats speaking on the phone
that girls thats crying at the corner
that girl thats starving with her children

i am the teenager, with the secret love crush
the one u look at and laugh at cos i am not fully grown

i am the undergraduate... with a lot of choices to make
now u know me, now u want me, because there are two things pointing out on my chest

i am the working girl, always on the go...
thinking about the bills to pay and the shoes i saw yesterday at that store on 5th street

i am the spinster, now the desirables are leaving
now u look at me and have to see ME for who i am
am the girl waiting for the perfect man
the girl praying for any man

i am your lover
the one who is there at night
the one who shares the trials of the day when its dark outside

i am your friend
your very dependable friend
there for you in all your sorrows
but you turn ur back on me in mine

i am a mother
now u have me at home
my job- the children
your job - making me cry

i am the grandmother
proud in her old age
ever there to bear all burdens
kind and wise

i am your love
i love without any question
i love fully and completely
i love with all i have
i love cos that's all i have


i am me
I AM A FEMALE.

10 comments:

Lady X said...

Nicely written! I love the different perspectives. I love being a girl!!! Plus I love the shoes you're wearing in your picture!

Rose said...

...proudly female!

I trust you have been absolutely great?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

very nice piece.

NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

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leggy said...

i really liked it.nice.

Myne Whitman said...

This is so good, very well written. A proud female here too.

Ms. 'dufa said...

Nice piece!

Tay-mee said...

Yezzir!!I like!

BBB said...

Hey thanks guys this is my first attempt at poem writing i was inspired by myne whitman......

glad u like it

might try my hands at it again soon....

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