Before the cock announces its victory over the thick night,
my eardrums dance to the beats of my pounding heart,
Waking me to face my own night;
My night falls when your day breaks.
My night is a red-eyed terrorist,
an arrogant drunk, a hardened criminal…
So while your day seduces you
with fairy tales and beautiful promises,
my night rips in two the innocence of my mind,
ruining every hope for a better tomorrow.
My night is the lie society sold to women,
that we aren’t suitable for a
smooth affair with Positive impacts,
but capable to handle the herculean task
of the home front,
the kitchen and the ‘other room’ entitlements.
And let’s not forget the very unflattering position of baby-making machines.
And of course we bought the lie,
because we confided in society
We learned we are the foundation, ‘home makers.’
So in a bid to appease and to please their selfish whims,
we trained our waists to twerk
to their rhythm.
Unknown to us, that with every beat of their custom drum, we twerked away the future of our unborn children.
But they were wrong…
We are more than their weak minds can conceive…
More than a matrimonial maid; to cook and clean,
more than baby-making machines.
We are more than square pegs in round holes.
We are goddesses,
with great destinies.
Our hands are blessed with
the creativity of the Most High.
Our minds, burning embers that ignite growth.
Our hearts flow stain-cleansing and
thirst-quenching streams of passion.
We ink love on every page,
drink poison in return
Yet we do not shrink nor blink…
We allow the pain to sink
like a stone into the sea of our souls,
because we are more than
The spell of a wink.
We are PINK:
P – Powerful
I – Intelligent
N – Noble
K – Kind-hearted
And what we think, we become!
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Eduoe Ndifreke, a passionate Spoken Word Poet, Creative Writer, and a Social Change Advocate. I believe that with my pen and voice, I can inspire value-driven qualities amongst the youths, for the betterment of humanity.
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