Poetry || The African Woman

life of dammy The African Woman

I am an African woman
Do not insult me
When you see tears water down my face
Salty like the Pacific

Do not insult me
When my breast sag
Like pillows without stuffings
Mighty generations have suckled on them

Do not insult me
If my back seems slightly bent
Like arc of the mathematical ellipse
Heavy loads have rested on them

Do not insult me
When my skin crack
Shea butter did try
But I worked to make better more lives

I am an African woman
And Africa where I come from
We work hard.

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Model: Dennis Jane

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4 Replies to “Poetry || The African Woman”

  1. It’s great to be an African woman
    Our daily struggles make us who we are
    We need to be proud of that



    1. Yes we must be proud! Thanks for your comment 🙂


  2. Beautifully written!
    I am proud to be an African woman.


    1. Thank you Oreoluwa!


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