We Are PINK
before the cock announces
its victory over the thick night,
my ear drums dance to the beats
from my pounding heart,
waking me to face my own night;
My night falls when your day breaks.
My night is read-eyed terrorist,
an arrogant drunk,
a hardened criminal…
So while your day seduces you
with fairy tales and beautiful
my night rips in two
the innocence of my mind,
ruining every hope for a
My night is the lie society sold to
that aren’t suitable
for a smooth affair
with positive impacts,
but capable to handle the herculean
task of the home front,
the kitchen and the ‘other room’
And let’s not forget the very
of baby-making machines.
And of course we bought the lie,
because we confided in the society;
We learned we are the foundation ‘home makers’.
So in a bid to appease
and to please their selfish whims,
we trained our waists to twerk to their
Unknown to us,
that with every beat
of their custom drum,
we tweaked away the future
of our children.
But they were wrong…
We are more than a weak mind can
More than matrimonial maids; to
cook and clean,
more than baby-making machines.
We more than square pegs in
We are goddesses;
with great destinies.
Our hands are blessed with
the creativity of the Most High.
Our minds, burning embers that ignite
Our hearts floe stain-cleansing and
thirst-quenching streams of passion.
We ink love on every page,
drink poison in return,
yet we do not shrink nor blink…
We allow the pain to sink
like a stone into the sea our souls,
because we are more than the spell
of a wink.
We are Wonder Women speaking life
to the dry bones of humanity.
We are PINK:
P – Powerful
I – Intelligent
N – Noble
K – Kind
And what we think we become
© Eduoe Ndifreke.