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Woman of Substance
by Anita Eboka

Thursday, December 04, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Woman of Substance

 

 

To world I am a legend today

I have given all of me in

Everything I have done

I remember my youth

I was tossed around like a coin

I was laughed at about ambition

I was reminded I was a second class citizen

I was a woman and dared not speak

 

My job was defined by my sex

I was a woman only to be seen not heard

I would be a wife and bear lots of children

I was totally relegated to the background

I was raised to serve and not be served

I was raised to accept everything

Without any complaints

I would have no say in anything

 

As all these echoed in my head

I would cry but no tears would fall

I constantly made my heart my best friend

All my dreams were buried deep in my heart

All secrets were told to my heart

I would smile from my heart always

That smile was an instant magnet

 

A star cannot be hidden

It will shine and blossom always

My day came and I followed my heart

A star had been born: I became unstoppable

I climbed the highest of all mountains

I did all that I was told I could not do

Never say Never remains my motto

Today I am a woman of substance

In all aspects and in every capacity!

 

Copyright © Anita N. Eboka 2008     

 

 

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Reviewed by Carin Spirit 12/4/2008
Rising from determination and soul. Thank you for sharing this inspirational declaration. Warmth and Love to you. Carin



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