2013 VOF POETRY; MY FEMININITY

Hannah Ojo
Posted April 15, 2013 from Nigeria

MY femininity is my dignity, I guide it with jealousy. MY femininity is my special privilege, I don't take it for granted. MY femininity is my right, It shall not be trampled on. MY femininity is a dignified grace, I carry it with pride. MY femininity is my voice, I speak out against violence and oppression. MY femininity is influence, I create the future I want. MY femininity evokes valour, I am an engine of growth and development. MY femininity is the badge of courage I wear, I am an epitome of verve and vitality.

MY femininity is life itself MY womb is the storehouse of creation So, I deserve to be respected! I deserve to be heard!

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Nnenna Hannah okoh-Metu
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

RIDE ON

Hannah Ojo
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Thanks sis, the ride goes on

Vweta
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Wow! I truly enjoyed reading this. Thank you somuch for sharing this wonderfully composed piece!

The very best!

Hannah Ojo
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Sharing our stories of pride and values is a sure way for us to connect and appreciate ourselves.

Vweta
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

I couldn't agree more.

Welldone for your good work!

Love,

PeopleWeaver
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Beautiful.

louise Toohey
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

I am taken away by the way you have expressed yourself in this poem. I love it

Hannah Ojo
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Our words and expressions are a defining part of our nature as women. Thanks for the comment sis

blanche
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

just on point

Nadz
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Beautiful and inspiring

Debra K Adams, MA
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

powerful!

loretta
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

That's encouraging and beautiful.

Keep writing.

Sangita Thapa
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

I can identify myself with your poem dear Hannah. Its beautiful, totally celebrating the womanhood! thanks for writing and sharing.

Woman of voice
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Im not sure why you wont start writing and publishing your poetry, stunning work

otahelp
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

wonderful piece of work. Kudos Hannah

Olanike
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

You spoke for everyone of us. Well put together!

Greengirl

Hannah Ojo
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

I must say that I am humbled and encouraged by your words of encouragement. Thanks for the beautiful comments, I appreciate them all.