This Girl Can

Posted November 25, 2019 from Cameroon
Painted Poetry #ThisGirlCan
Poetic Story by Abunaw Olive , painted Arts by Gobina Boris

This Girl Can"

Choose whatever colour (talent) from her list of colours (talents) and exploit to create , innovate and prosper herself and empower and develop her community .

*Too many Colours to exploit* 

Choose whatever colour  It shall dance to your favour Your talent keeps you from hard labour No need to copy your neighbor's Look into the mirror You will be filled with terror Too many colours Take your time , escape errors

Be a pace setter for the future You only need to add persistence to your endeavors  Even as you grow up Buckle up There's too many colours to exploit

Multi talented  Young...uncorrupted So pure...your mindset Yet...which to select You stand defeated Uh-uh take your heads up  Chins up now... You are no cow Use your brain.. Trust your instinct Let it lead your way And you shall like different colours...stand distinct The colours represent your giftings  The confusion can be erased if you've got listings Also...if your elders...listen

Observe...keenly...create...innovate...develop Conserve...wisely...calculate...negotiate...level up There's too many colors to exploit Explore them And create...for peace...and development .

© Abunaw Olive

#womenempowerment #thisgirlcan #humanrights #genderequality #GenerationEquality #Notostereotypes

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Sumera Reshi
Nov 26
Nov 26

This is an awesome presentation defining 'her' in colours and through its meaning. I stand with you dear sister.

Thank you dear sister

Nov 26
Nov 26

My dear,
It's so splendid poetry. I agreed with Sumera as to how you used colors to defines a situation, problem and above all solve an issue.
You are a good poet :-). Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Thank you so much for the encouragement

Thank you sister

Hello, dear Olive,

What a beautiful metaphor you use in this poem. Thank you for sharing this with us. You definitely are able to choose your colors well and use them excellently!

What beautiful artwork, too!

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Thank you

You're welcome!

Anita Shrestha
Nov 27
Nov 27

Thank you for sharing

Thanks for reading through

Jill Langhus
Nov 27
Nov 27

Hello Again Olive,

Thanks for sharing your wise and powerful words and post, dear! Please keep sharing:-)

Thank you sister , I will

Jill Langhus
Dec 02
Dec 02

You're welcome!


Nov 27
Nov 27

Beautiful words there, the girl is full of colors for her world, she has to discover it and paint her world with it. Thanks for the piece.

Thank you Lizzy

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

My dear sister,
This is such a lovely poem. I had never looked at defining us as colours. Colours r different and unique and beautiful in their own way, and combined you make a magnificent art piece.

Together as different colours we are stronger and bring on different attributes.

Thank you for sharing and all the best with your story submission.

Stay blessed.

Thank you so much sister