Awadifo Kili bravely weaves a BOLD Verse on Menstruation.

Mbizo Chirasha
Posted May 29, 2020 from Zimbabwe

AWADIFO OLGA KILI is our WOMAWORDS representative for young women and girls and  represents Uganda in #WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS Hall of Fame. A  Youthful Literary,genius.A dedicated and widely published writer poet attending her Law studies at a University in Uganda, African land of great political history, cultural anthropology and a haven of literary arts doyens.   This installment features Poet Awadifo Olga Kilis Profile and her unique set of poems touching on the hot bun subject matter, MENSTRUATION. While this set of candid and bold verses require brave readership, Kili celebrates womanhood and uses her sharpened weapon, her pen to smash stigma and discrimination . She then spiritedly flexes her poetic muscle and dare every Goliath set to discriminate  girls and women  on periods.  Her poetry is candid and her verses are thought provoking, she pushes her spear yonder by saying that  periods reflect purity and it is a blessing from Almighty God . Mind boggling poesy.  Awadifo Kilis poems are trendsetting and are clearing our path towards the # DaughtersoftheEarthProject t Her set of poems including these titles. WOMAWORDS is greatly excited to see heads rolling on this our digital thicket. Yes , we yearn to promote dialogue , exchange of ideas , scholarship , freedom of expression  and peace.  Aluta Continua( blurb by WOMAWORDS eDitor-Mbizo CHIRASHA).

 

HELLO PERIODS.

The moon just nicely appeared Opening the doors of the uterus.

Dear Uterus, about one lunar month From puberty, you shed your lining

As blood stains on my bed sheets I see a flower into an eerie metaphor.

Externally, I express this cute feeling And internally I experience the beauty.

As I perform this menstrual ritual It inherently remains poetic to me.

Like a rhyme scheme, equal, steady My body pushes onward and inward.

I praise my periods with sanitary pads I say HELLO to my periods without pretense,

With beautiful shiny ribbons I crown My uterus for other periods again.

 

FEMININE STORY

Cool breeze gently blows my styled hair

And I tuck it behind my ears.

Who knows who exactly I am?

I am woman, bearer of life.

I proclaim my identity as female

When I smell my blood in nature’s will.

With cramping stomach enough to faint,

I drip from my womb; I bleed for life.

With a tired soul, I bleed all day and night

Like raindrops from an angry cloud.

Severe pain, muscle cramps ,I undergo

Iced by mood swings against my will.

Yes, I can bleed and call me impure.

But see this, my blood my life.

My cramps and pains are mine

And my periods God are god given.

So I’ll sleep calmly like a sheep

For this won’t take me to my tomb.

 

DAUGHTERS OF EVE

Dear daughters of Eve,

In celebration of our uterus,

We receive our womanhood stamp

That comes with menses.

We receive our bundle of joy,

Moments to attend to self

And blessings of an inner process.

In celebration of our uterus,

The souls of the women we are,

We paint our EARTH with new colors,

We sign notes with our white cloths.

With my blood of that is pure

Like a banquet of English roses.

So, I rejoice like an Angel

For another month of life and purity

 

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AWADIFO OLGA KILI is an Author,Law Student, Poetess and Human Rights Activist from Uganda. Kili sits in the #WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS as the  Ugandan Associate and Representative of Young Women and Girls .She is the Author of the book Victorious Tales which is human rights based and has written so many poems that have featured in International Journals and Anthologies, this Menstrual Equity and Health Poetry feature was recently published at  WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS,https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/05/09/awadifo-bravely-weav...

 

Meet the WOMAWORDS Curator and Editor

 

Writer and Chronicler MBIZO CHIRASHA is a staunch member of  World Pulse. Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS.UNESCO -RILA  Affiliate Artist. Freedom of Speech/Literary Arts Activism Culture Fellow # PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, Germany.  Poet in Residence at # Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space) USA . 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights ArtFestival(https://ihraf.org/international-fellows ) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .ArtsFeatures Writer at the International Cultural Weekly .Featured Writer Poet Activist at The Poet A Day(https://jamiededes.com/). Core Team Member and African Contributor to Bezine of Arts andHumanities(https://thebezine.com/) in USA. Flash/Short Fiction Writer for Squawk BackPublication(http://www.thesquawkback.com/2020/01/mbizo.html).Contributing Writer( Africa) to IHRAFPublishes-https://ihraf.org/ihraf-publishes. African Contributor to the 2020 BlackWell Poetry Pamphlet of Oxford School of Poetry, UK. Hybrid Writings Contributor to Pulp-Pit Review, USA.

 

 

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Mbizo Chirasha
May 29
May 29

Women and girls reproductive Health must be respected. Taboos surrounding Menstrual Cycles or Periods should be removed. Stigma and discrimination on menstruating girls and women must be thrown in pits of yesteryear and must never exist again.

Jill Langhus
May 29
May 29

Hi Mbizo,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your highlight and tribute to this amazing, trailblazing lady. I'm glad she's breaking taboos and speaking out about menstruation. It's great to hear!

Hope you're doing well and that you have a good, safe weekend.

Mbizo Chirasha
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you Jill , you are doing great , thank you for the support . salutations.

Jill Langhus
Jun 01
Jun 01

You're welcome. Thanks!

Hello, Mbizo,

I love the way you craft your writing, it is also poetic. Thank you for introducing Awadifo Olga Kili to us and for sharing her poetry with us.

Menstruations is part of every woman. The worlds needs to accept it as part of who are, not something scandalous or dirty.

Please continue using your gift to write.

Mbizo Chirasha
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you Karen , thank you greatly . SALUTATIONS.

Anita Shrestha
May 30
May 30

Thank you for sharing

Mbizo Chirasha
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you greatly Anita,

JULITON
May 31
May 31

Yes ,wao respect

Mbizo Chirasha
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you greatly , You are greatly appreciated,

Thelma obani 2020
May 31
May 31

This is beautiful..thanks for sharing.
We should speak up often and feel good about ourselves.

Mbizo Chirasha
Jun 01
Jun 01

Thank you greatly Thelma, Salutations,