I am a vessel
I am that breakable but naturally mendable vessel
That quenches the thirst of humanity
I am the eagle
I am that strong eagle
Which flies miles on end in order to feed her home
I am a diamond
I am a diamond draped in rags
I am stepped on, spat on, placed on heat yet nothing changes
Until that patient one finds me and hits the jackpot
I am none other but the woman
That selfless being that gives room to human kind
The gateway of beings yet unborn
The wise one who mends her broken soul over and over again with love
That being that gives and gives without expecting anything
Treat me gently
Treat me as you want to be treated
How can you shut the door that out-doored you into the light?
How can you sit idle while riff- raffs throw sticks and dirt into the warm room that housed you for nine moons?
How can you look down on the brains that protected you throughout your sleep into mother earth
A woman is a woman
That man that took the woe for you
That man that will woo for you even in your failure
That womb that sympathizes with nature
I am that woman
So give me the light.
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.