I am a gift from God who anointed
Me as the African Queen.
I come from the blood, sweat,
and tears of others before me.
My beauty is ignored.
My intelligence unnoticed.
My strength misunderstood.
To speak is looked upon as being outspoken.
To cry is viewed as being weak.
I place my throne where ever I choose,
for I alone control my destiny.
The crown I wear comes in the form
of courage, which has guided my
people for many centuries.
My worth isn't based on who I love
or whom I am loved by, for the
expectations I put on myself far
exceed that of another.
I am equal to any man and walk in
the shadows of no one. I can be as
tough as a lion or as gentle as
a baby lamb.
My family is my life and I'll give
my life for my family.
Embrace me and respect me, for I
am an African Queen.