I am a woman
I am redefined in society
My femininity subdivided and put into files
Into various categories

In words I have been described
Immortalized and Idolized
Put into pedestals
Praised and Glorified

Secrets of sensuality live within me
I am the object of men's desires
I have been called a temptress.... a seductress
My predecessor divided nations
And launched a thousand ships
To fulfill one man's destiny
In ancient Greek Mythology

I am known for my complexity
The stubbornness that is...
Yet I still deny...
Maybe
It is the woman in me

I am Majestic
The mother of all Nations
I cry
Yet I rise!
No fallen woman will become me
I will defy the odds against me

The treasure that is I
My ebony skin likened to richest soil of my land
Where the river lies
And waterfalls run
Lioness born free
Eagles flying to the highest peak of the mountain
In primitive lands of my beautiful Africa

Created with the rib of my mate
By the power that is Divinity
To multiply God's Nation
To fulfill the Prophecy
And embark on our journey
So we can reach our destiny

I will not deny my fate
The illusion of my truth a mere tale
I can never be defined and simplified
They have tried and failed
I am a woman
You cannot define me

I am beyond nature's conception
An enigma...
No creature can ever claim to know me
Man has come close
However they did not conquer me

I have many facets
Man alone could not begin to fathom me...
I have dimensions that elude even I
I am a woman
And I reign supreme!

Take action! This post was submitted in response to International Women's Day 2011: A Call for Heroes.