Because You Are A Woman – by Adejoke Adeyanju

 

Because you are a Woman

You can’t be hard

You must learn to be soft

A Woman is soft

Because you are a Woman

You CANNOT be Stubborn

You CANNOT have your own Mind

Because you are a Woman

A Woman is not Stubborn

You must learn to always CHANGE

Your Mind

Because you are a Woman

You cannot express yourself

You must NOT say what you

REALLY mean to say

Because you are a Woman

You cannot be angry

Even if you are,

You must NOT show it

Because you are a Woman

You cannot argue

Even if you disagree

Don’t say it; Just agree

Because when you become a WIFE

You must not argue with your Husband

Because you are a Woman

You cannot talk back to me

It doesn’t matter if the other party

Is your colleague

You just CANNOT talk back to me

Because you are a Woman

You cannot go to another Church

What will people say?

Because you are a Woman

You must cook irrespective

Of whether you are tired or Not

Because when you become a WIFE

It will be a NEEDED skill

In your Husband’s House

Because you are a Woman

You must Marry and you

Must Marry NOW

Because you are a Woman

Your time is running out

So you MUST Marry NOW

Because you are a Woman

You don’t need to further

Your education

Too much book is not

Good for a Woman

Because you are a Woman

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On this side

I have been made to see that

Being a Woman is only

To my disadvantage

I can’t be myself

Because the way God made me

Has now become my LIMITATION

Because I am a Woman

I sometimes ask myself

Maybe something is wrong with me

Maybe I am not capable of

Doing something great;

And Becoming More

Maybe this life; the one

I have being limited to

Is truly the Life I am meant to Live

But No!

This is not it

I am more than this

I am more than what I am NOW

Because I am a Woman

I have been made for so much More