It’s our day today
We have come a long way
From stretching out the tiredness
Between the bones on our shoulders
Carrying two globes, as weight lifters
Exercising the muscle pains
So that we gain strength to carry on
And strength runs through our veins
After a tiring long journey of fighting
For peace, love and justice.
It still rains but we enjoy it anyway
The tears we blink away, but let it flow
When it gets too painful.
Embracing the imperfections we hide
Our bodies a map tracing
the treasures marked, X’d out of touch
& out of mind – on the map of our soul
and the grace of God hugs you.
It’s not a race between us anymore
The longest hair, the fairest skin,
The higher pitched voice? Slimmer?
Soft skin with a beautiful complexion.
We are successful in supporting
And uplifting each other. Holding hands
The stretch marks, the frizzy hair …
The way our voices are shh’d
Or shoved into the back because
We are women – what do you mean?
We’re being too much for them?!
But we complete them like a puzzle
The peaceful vibe makes men complete
-ly lose their minds because they cannot
Handle us. Our feistiness. Our complexity.
The dark circles like galaxies
We run around like headless chickens
perfecting everyones day forgetting our own
just to make sure there’s a smile on their face
It’s our day now and we get to smile
For making this world worthwhile
and a better place to stay.