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Poetry for GBV 4 – Mahogany Melanin

She gave life, she is a wife
She is a mother and she is a friend
She is a sister, a survivor to the end
Appreciate her, we don’t dare
Ask her worries, we don’t care
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air
She works, cooks and cleans
She laughs, helps, comforts and hides her pain
When you struggle, she pulls you through
All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess, provide stress and leave her feeling depressed…
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice
She was raped, tortured and abused
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure, forget pain.
She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside
Does as you need in order for you to be free
Ignores her ignorance and tolerates your flaws
You call her b****, slut, hoe and tramp
She answers with pride dignity and a complete loss of self
You call her nothing
I call her strong, smart, sensual, caring, giving, surviving, tolerant and powerful… I call her a woman!


About the poet:


Name: Jah-son Nyakusendwa
Pen Name: Jah-son Marley
Social media links
twitter: Jah-son Marley
Facebook: Jah-son Marley Nyaks
Instagram: Jah-son Marley Nyaks
Email: jasonmarleynyaks267@gmail.com
WA number: +26774137966/ +263773333385
Location: Botswana
Occupation: Sales and Marketing/ Artist and Poet
Brief bio: A writer, choreographer and director.

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