Poetry

March 8, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Martine Perret/UN photo

 

By

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

 

 

 

Dear Women

 

 

Dear Women

The world is a jungle

Be a lion

That way, you win the struggle.

 

Dear Women

The world is a beast

Call her a banquet,

That way you cannot be the least.

 

Dear Women

The world is a baby

Bear her in your womb

And be the lady.

 

Dear Women

The world is a hater

Never hate her back

Instead be a skater.

 

Dear Women

The world is a wind

Breaking every hind

Please be a hen.

 

Dear Women

The world is a boat

Stay in it, afloat.

 

Dear Women

The world is a fight

Please put on your light.

 

Dear Women

The world is a lover

Please accept her flower.

 

Dear Women

The world is wicked

Making all things crooked,

Please raise your pen.

 

Dear Women

The world is a cave

Be not her slave.

 

Dear Women

The world is a hut,

Do not be hurt.

 

Dear Women

The world is a book

Write it and let it cook.

 

Dear Women

The world is a witch

Fall not into her ditch

Use wisely your stitch.

 

Dear Women

The world is a slanderer

And a wanderer

Be her teacher.

 

Dear Women

The world is a hurricane

Sinking the sugarcane

Please be sane.

 

Dear Women

The world is full of greed

Heed to your creed

Speed up your breed

Feed your seed

Weed your need,

Then watch your deed.

 

Dear Women

The world is a trap

Wear your cap

Let it not be a crap.

 

Dear Women

The world can stab

Right inside your cab,

Watch your tap.

 

Dear Women

The world is a masquerade

In beauty parade

Mind your shade.

 

Dear Women

The world is a stage

Earn your wage.

 

Dear Women

The world is a prison

Even for a Samson.

 

Dear Women

The World is a loot

So if your foot

Hurts in the boot

Still watch your root.

 

Dear Women

The world is a mountain

Be for her a fountain.

 

Dear Women

The world is fake

Bake your own cake.

 

Dear Women

The world is a desert

Be her oasis,

Be the first

To quench her thirst

And let it be a thesis.

 

Dear Women

The world is a horror

Splashing all kinds of terror

Be for her a mirror.

 

Dear Women

The world is confused

Please be composed.

 

Dear Women

The world is a rebel

Make golden, your label.

 

Dear Women

The world is zigzag

Do not brag.

 

 

 

 

 

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha Is a Nigerian graduate of Estate Management with experience in Banking and Broadcasting. She has published over one hundred poems in over ten countries. Her two longest poems of 355 and 560 verses are available on amazon, THE TRANSFORMATION TRAIN and LETTER TO MY UNBORN respectively. She is a passionate African ink.

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