The Super African Woman That I Am

I am what i am, woman, soul, spirited
I am fearfully and wonderfully created
I am what no man can do without
I am meant to deliver with no doubt
I am behind every successful man
I am what was created out of a rib of a man
I am what i instill today in the future tomorrow
I am that feels the pain others will never feel
I am that bleeds without getting hurt
I am emotional and fragile i easily get hurt
I am that heals by my words and understanding
I am the producer of fine product
I am who's character is reflected in my conduct
I am the one with my hands open wide for the weak
I am what every child seeks
I am a mentor and role model for many
I am not imaginary
I am strong even when left alone
I am never weak forever
I am the super diva
I am unstoppable
I am capable of doing the impossible
I am self-sufficient
I am self indulgent
I am young and sophisticated in my own way
I am with the semblance of a new day
I hold my head high when its supposed to hang low
I am beautiful, i am joyful
I am the perfect inperfect
I am mistreated, misunderstood and mistaken
I am underestimated and often shaken
I can't be outrun or outmatched
In being everything that i am
I am what i am, soul and spirited african woman

by abigail sikwenda

Comments (5)

This is a very interesting poem
Brian Wow I enjoyed your poem nice one
This is just superb. The evocation of place and atmosphere - Woodbines, Guiness, gentle pornogrphy, .... and the ending caps it all. Love this poem.
One of the great poems. Shows you don't have to be obscure or clever. 'The mad, mangled crocodile of love', fab!
I got The Mersey Sound for my 10th birthday from our lodger. It is still one of my best loved books.