Saturday, April 20, 2013

SHE

She toils

She tries

She never gives up until she succeeds

Her family comes first

Her children are her pride and joy

Her man is her pride

God is her strength and rock

She protects her children like a lion protects its cubs

She asks for nothing

Rejoices with little

She is overworked

And undermined

She cries when you cry

Laughs when in pain

Smiles when let down

She is a mother

A daughter

An auntie

A sister

A girlfriend

A lover

A friend

A grandmother

And a great grand mother

She is you

She is me



© thelma migue, 2013

A cizoepoetry collection

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

CULTURE

Through the sands of time it has been with us

It rejects the good

It embraces the worst

It is ignorant to a point

And wise with a drop of lime

It has been corrupted by greed, religion, ignorance and self want

It has oppressed the brilliant, the weak, the emotional and the mighty

It has soared seeds of discord

Infringes on the rights of the oppressed

Been used for self gain

Been used for wealth

Been used to oppress the society

It has been used in arguments

It has been used to keep out progress

It is a thorn in the flesh of everyone’s breast



© thelma migue, 2013

A cizoepoetry collection