I Am Complex Because I Am Woman
I gave birth to a Nation
Watched as men fell to their knees and bowed down in honor of me
Take me as I am with all my complexities
I wear my sexuality like a badge of honor
I am your lover your Friend
A warrior when it calls for me to be
Yes, I get angry and confused by constant lies and deception
And yes I cry
I am Woman.
When desperation and fear drenched your brow with sweat
I wiped the beads and held you in my arms washing away the fears.
I wear the scars of life from bending
Scrubbing floors, ironing, cleaning
And from years of toiling.
I helped you in your struggles to become better
Walked beside you to give you strength.
I bore the anguish birthing a generation
And lovingly caring for them and our Home.
Because I am Woman.
My strength, my wisdom at times embraced you
And at times freed you to become who you are
When you lost your way I gently guided you back.
You turned to me I was your lifeline
Your anchor from the storm.
I am all things to all Men
Yet nothing to some.
I am beauty personified the sensual moves created when I walk
The shyness of my smile
The come-hither looks that drive you to insanity