Poetry

Woman

Woman, you are a beautiful being!
You are an incredible creation
An awesome manifestation of the Almighty’s power
You have been created as proof of God’s love to humankind
Why, then, do you see yourself as someone unworthy of all that you deserve?

Did you not know that you are the daughter of a Queen?
Stop and think before you once again
Allow yourself to be treated like a slave
You are of royal blood, therefore act like one
I hear you let yourself give in
To one who treats you as though you have no brains
One who keeps you silent when you should speak
Tell me woman, did you forget how powerful your mind is?
Let your voice be heard
Make it known that you are aware of your choices
Do not let anyone else decide what is good for you
You have the power to say, ‘No!’

I hear you have fallen in love
With one who thinks you’re not good enough
One who thinks you’re a ‘nobody’
And left you with a broken heart
Tell me woman, did you forget what your worth is?
You deserve nothing less than a hundred percent
Of love, loyalty, care and respect

I want to understand what goes on in your mind
I want to know if it is your kind heart that fails to recognize
The lies, the deception and the manipulation

It saddens me to know that a man unworthy of your love and attention
Can steal your joy when he takes your heart
And casts it aside as he desires
Wake up woman and see him for what he is, do not be blind
Realize that you are worthy of much more
Leave him, do not stay
When the only time he comes to your side
Is when he is in need of what he knows you can give

Woman, be proud of who you are
Love the body and the face you have
You are indeed most beautiful
Not only on the outside
For deep within your heart is pure
And should be filled with love
Love for yourself before anyone else
And self-respect you must keep
For nothing or no one is worth more
And you alone can make you happy
Do not be fooled!

You are all that you need to find
Contentment for which you yearn
Once you know yourself for certain
You will surely be more capable
To give and share the greatest gift
Of love and compassion that you possess
To your friends and lovers but most of all
To those children whose life will come from yours

Woman, smile, for the world is yours
You have the power to be victorious
The happiness that you deserve is definitely within your reach
Go forth and go for it!

Woman

© Anna Jailene Aguilar Van Der Merwe (formerly Botes)

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One thought on “Woman

  1. Reblogged this on I think, I say, I do and commented:

    This week’s Daily Post Discovery Challenge is “Superpower” and it may not be the truth technically but I bet many will agree with me that being a woman in itself is like a superpower.

    So, here’s to us, womenfolk 🙂

    I originally posted this in December 2015 although the poem was written many years before then and had been shared with friends and colleagues.

    It’s a long poem so please go to the original. Here are the first lines:

    Woman, you are a beautiful being!
    You are an incredible creation
    An awesome manifestation of the Almighty’s power
    You have been created as proof of God’s love to humankind
    Why, then, do you see yourself as someone unworthy of all that you deserve?

    Did you not know that you are the daughter of a Queen?
    Stop and think before you once again
    Allow yourself to be treated like a slave

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