Young, Beautiful, Intelligent

Creator, Initiator, Survivor

Peaceful, Resourceful, Fruitful


When I look at you

I see the meekness and submissiveness of Mary when she said to the angel; be it unto me according to your will

When I look at you

I see the dedication and commitment of the Moabites ruth who though the husband had died, said to her mother-in-law, entreat me not to leave you, your people are my people, your God is my God, where ever you go, be there I will

When I look you

I see the selflessness and braveness of Esther who against all odds, risked her own life, sought the king’s presence, to save her people from a dead seal.

When I look at you

I see the faith and trust of the Shunamite woman who though the son had died, believed and God raised him to life, no bill


Just one look at you

I behold the leadership prowess of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Joyce Banda

Just one look at you

I behold great talk show host like Oprah Winfrey, Pricilla Shirer

Just one look at you

I behold the sight of multiple award winner like Viola Davis

Just one look at you

I behold the endurance and audacity of Harriet Thubman, Queen Nefertiti, Wangari Mathai


When I look at you 

I feel the never giving up spirit of Margaret Thatcher as she said you will have to fight some battles more than once to win them

When I look at you

I feel the love for humanity of Mother Theresa, as she said you cannot do great things in this life, you can only do small thing with great love

When I look at you

I feel the love of my mother, who no matter how wayward I may be, in hope she keeps praying and in change she keeps believing

When I look at you

I feel the creative power, and word mastery of the Chimamanda Ngozi and Imbolo Mbue as they put men and women in the frying pan of their words and force then to pop like sweet chestnuts with love emanating like from a dove


Yes, I am talking about you

You, you, you

You are beautiful

You are smart

You are funny

You are kind 

You are unique


You are virtuous

You are magnanimous

You are a perfect imperfection

You are worthy of love and affection


You are never too much

You are always enough

You are worth more than you could ever imagine


More than the numbers on the scales, or the hair product you use or the price of your shoes

More than the price tag on your clothes, or the percentage at the top of your math’s test

More than the number of followers you have on Facebook/twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/TikTok

More than how many girls wish they were you 

More than how many guys wish they had you

Your worth surpasses all earthly things for in the eyes of the Lord God, 

You are loved and you are worth dying for


Regardless of who you think you are 

Whether you are a model in a magazine

Whether you are in the hotlists or the “noughtlists”

Whether you have more degrees than a thermometer or you are a school drop out

Whether you are miss popular or you’ve never had anybody you could call a friend

Whether you love yourself, love your life or you can stand to look at yourself in the mirror and you feel everything in your life is falling apart

Whether you are such a winner or you feel like the world’s biggest failure

The reality is, you deserve someone who will give their life for you 

That’s because, to me, you are strong

That’s because to me you are powerful

That’s because to me you are a wonder 

That’s because being female is a burden that only gods can bear

That’s because you are a gods wrapped in flesh


You are a mother 

You are a daughter

You are sister

You are a wife

You are friend

You are a woman


After all this talk

I still realize 

A finger pointing to the moon is not the moon

There she is

She is you

She is you 

She is her

Yes, I know for sure 

She is her