Being Female

You see ,

We understand you are fascinated by our structure and strength
that comes in different shades
The rhythm of our movement even when there is no music can be astonishing
Guilty as charged , a few may have rubbed it in your face
It’s beautiful that you are fascinated
but don’t let your fascination propel your hands to think us as objects
to handle in a manner of disrespect
or let it control your lips to utter words of abuse and hate
or just many empty words that you don’t mean just to get us horizontal

We are thankful you see us as unique and visible
but don’t look so hard that you strip us of our dignity
X-raying through our clothed bodies
I wouldn’t cheer you on just yet as I see how invisible we get
when we start to count the years and our bodies have seen generations pass
soon you think we have no voice because we don’t “look the part ”

But I applaud you ,
you who see us as sisters , friends , lovers , wives, mothers and colleagues
Even if you look so hard your vision of us is dignity and poise
A cushion to rely on and shoulders of strength
Even with our numerous emotions you stand by us and comfort us
Though we say 100 things at a time you understand the single message we are trying to pass across but you let us talk anyways if not we’d start venting to ourselves and soon be seen as mad

To you like me
You are more than breasts and thighs
You aren’t a chicken meal at KFC
Don’t sell yourself cheap
No, don’t sell yourself at all
You are priceless
Wear your crown like the queen you are

Times may be hard
The world may want to teach you what to do to gain series of temporary attention
Try to be strong and shot out all the noise
Cloth yourself in dignity and integrity
Your mind guarded with knowledge
Teach your hands to work ( honest work ) and be skilful at it
Let me be a woman but I cannot be what I do not understand

Like Elisabeth Elliot said,
To understand the meaning of womanhood we have to start with God. If He is indeed “Creator of all things visible and invisible” He is certainly in charge of all things, visible and invisible, stupendous and miniscule, magnificent and trivial. God has to be in charge of details if He is going to be in charge of the overall design”

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