Unity – Lady in Orange

Hello everyone,

Let me start by apologising for yet again another hiatus!!! I’ve been spending my days catching up on lost sleep (many thanks to my teething baby lol).   I promise not to go on any other “breaks” this year.

Excuses out of the way, I’m back now with the final post in my adaption of For Coloured Girls. I can’t believe it’s come to an end now. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who read, commented and shared my posts; and if this is your first time here, you can read up on all the previous posts in the series using the links below:

Carpe Diem – Lady in Brown;
Pro Choice – Lady in Red;
Forlorn Love – Lady in Purple;
Muffled Screams – Lady in Blue;
Parity – Lady in Yellow and
Suppressed – Lady in Green.
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I learnt a long time ago that we as women are each other’s worst critics. Most of the attacks I had regarding my feminism was brought upon me by the very same gender I fought most of my adult life to protect – women!!!

I remember one day, a man jumped the queue and my usual vocal self spoke up, only to be told by a fellow woman “You need to be humble, you’re the woman!”

This bothered me

Can men not possess humility?

I was treated like a liability

Expected to flee

You see, this is not an attack on men. This is a plea – to fellow women folk. We need more of you to be feminists. 

Feminism

Liberation 

Womanism

Together, a nation 

Why does society continue to underestimate our gender? 

You have met my sisters – their work speaks for them.

Brown – Stability

Red – Courage

Purple – Strength

Blue – Confidence

Yellow – Ambition

Green – Growth

and myself Orange – Happiness

Together, our colours

Radiate like the rainbow 

Our colours define us

Our colours represent us 

We face the same societal issues

Each issue differs

Yet, impact the same

Feminism is for me

Feminism is for you

Feminism is for everybody

We should teach our children to aspire

Aspire towards greatness

Our boys – do not be chauvinists

Our girls – break the barriers of sexism

Place yourself on the sexism spectrum

Where are you!?

As a woman

I am perfection

I, like you am also human

Do you not feel the connection?

I am strong

I am capable

Sometimes headstrong

Yet always a convertible

I am not you

No – not what you want me to be

Please, make not my emotions blue

Instead keep me strong like a marquee

I am flexible

I am unique

Yes, I am up there on a pedestal

Allow me speak

I am diverse

Spun from many generations

My existence – a universe

One resided to be put to damnation

Who am I?

I am the voice

I speak for all women

I am the Lady in Orange

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** Photo credit – Photo bucket

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Veronica Harwick says:

    This is a beautiful tribute to women…we should appreciate ourselves for our own unique qualities…always aspiring to become our own perfection of self. Be. Lovely. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Veronica Harwick 🙂

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  2. Veronica Harwick says:

    You are welcome…but truly it is I who am grateful to you for the beautiful words you have joined together perfectly. I am looking forward to reading your series. Peace and love to you. 🙂

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    1. This is actually the last of the series, there are six previous poems before this one, you can read them all on my blog 🙂

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  3. Veronica Harwick says:

    I saw the list of all your ladies…I have not seen any until today. I am planning on setting aside some time for me…to read them all together. You have given me something to look forward to…I know my lovely daughters will appreciate them as well. We are all about the strength, power, and beauty of women. Thank you again. 🙂

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    1. I truly do appreciate you taking the time out to read 🙂 I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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  4. Darren Matthews says:

    That’s amazing
    I recently started writing my inner thoughts to help me through my battle with addictions

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    1. Oh wow Darren, just keep writing. Writing has helped me through some pretty tough times too. If you ever feel the need to share, I’m here to read 🙂

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