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Woman I am

I am highly qualified, I am paid less
I am outspoken, I am stiffened
You assume I am unable to negotiate
I am raped, mutilated, and breast ironed
Unappreciated, underestimated, untapped.

How could one biological organ
Start a war of depression and deceit
How could A VAGINA!
Yes, the VAGINA!
Set boundaries
Set limits
Why should I be sort different?
It was no choice of mine.

Am I not capable of skills?
Of great dexterity, to build and break
Am I not leader enough?
To shape and mold my world
Are not my skills far beyond the kitchen
The bedroom, the house at large?

Never underestimate the power of my pen
The power of my voice
The worth of my thoughts
It brings freedom to souls and awakens the cold hearts of men.

A vagina is an organ given at birth
But woman is what I am
Educate me and I will lead
I will feed a village
I will change lives
Because I found Pulse
The heart beat that will pump my voice through out
The world, not only for me but for her.


jacollura's picture

Thank you for sharing your

Thank you for sharing your powerful poem.

Khaiwana's picture

Your Welcome.

Your Welcome.

libudsuroy's picture

Hey, I am glad you have the

Hey, I am glad you have the courage to include the V-word in your poem! This piece is quite delightful. Write some more!

libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

TJ's picture


Sorry :) I just had to put that as the subject :) Too many people are afraid to state the obvious and to question the 'norm' - I enjoyed the poem!

Keep writing :) I'll try to keep reading :D


Khaiwana's picture

Thanks Girl!

Thanks very much. Yes the word ,VAGINA, is becoming taboo. I don't know why people are afraid of the word.

Veronique_S's picture

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this engaging poem. Totally loved it, continue to speak out poetically.

I love this poem...It is time even for us women to accept that we are good enough as women.Am so happy for you and your boldness. Never mince words when telling the truth.

Catherine Sakala
Entomologist and Parasitologist- Zambia

sallysmithr's picture

Beautiful writing!


That was a very bold, inspirational, and beautiful poem. You sound like such a strong woman with such determination. I love when you say, "Never underestimate the power of my pen
The power of my voice
The worth of my thoughts
It brings freedom to souls and awakens the cold hearts of men."
I would love to save a copy of your poem and frame it if that is ok with you. You are an amazing person with so many skills and limitless opportunities. You go girl!! I wish you the very best in the future and hope to hear more from you.


Khaiwana's picture

Thank you

I am honoured. Your are free to save copy.

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