50 For A Balance

Emily Miki
Posted March 7, 2019 from Cameroon

My mom is 50 today the 8th of March 2019!!! And what better theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration than #BalanceforBetter. I usually tell my friends my mom is a real woman because she was born on IWD. And yet again this year confirms it as she turns 50 on a year the theme is #BalanceforBetter. As a gender activist it resonates with our advocacy for a 50/50 balance for both gender on the table and not having one on the table and the other on the menu. To commemorate this year's International Women's Day and my mother's 50th Anniversary celebration I am dedicating this poem titled "50 For A Balance"  to every woman and man, girl and boy on why we should equally share the table and not have one party on the table and another on the menu.

 

50 For A Balance

Boys and Girls

We are created

Born with unique abilities

Distinct by body organs

 

Men and Women

We grow up to be

With varying exposure to opportunities

Yet serving the same communities and people

 

50 percent boys, 50 percent girls

50 percent men, 50 percent women

Inclusive, equal and equitable

Sharing the same opportunities

 

Equally contributing to our communities

Equally making the decisions

Equally achieving our shared goals

50 for a Balance.

 

 

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Reny
Mar 08
Mar 08

Nice one Emily.
Happy birthday to your mummy.

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Reny darling!

Dawn Arteaga
Mar 08
Mar 08

Happy birthday to your mom! lovely poem - thanks so much for sharing!

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Dawn!!!

ARREY - ECHI
Mar 08
Mar 08

Beautiful poem.
May your mum enjoy her Golden years.

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Amen Sis!

deborah_3
Mar 08
Mar 08

Happy birthday to you mom.

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks dearie!

jlanghus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Emily,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your compelling post and poem. I hope you're having a great double celebration of your mom and IWD!!!

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Jill,

Yes we had so much fun and it was more so as our main quests were IDPs both women and children.

They were so very happy

jlanghus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Emily:-)

Great to hear! Aw, sweet:-)

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week?!

Hi Emily beautiful poem#BalanceforBetter indeed

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Jacqueline! #BalanceforBetter

moi
Mar 08
Mar 08

Best wishes to your mum on her special day and ours

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Moi!

Eneke
Mar 09
Mar 09

Happy birthday to your mum. The poem is beautiful

Emily Miki
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Eneke!