I AM ME!
Growing up was fun,
Being the first child and grandchild.
You have attention of every body
Except from one person, Grandma.
Strange, isn’t it?
Soon I realize Mom and Grandma
Were acting mouse and cat, but why?
Grandma had her choice of a daughter in law.
My Dad had his own choice of a wife, my mother.
As the first child, Grandma’s wrath fell on me,
As I grew up, I came face to face with reality.
My grandma called me “Big head for nothing”
That a “name given to me was wasted”
I had had enough of this and with determination,
I wanted change this but how?
I realized God knew and loves me
Because I AM ME.
I excelled and joined Secondary school
But this didn’t hinder her rage.
The first girl to do that in our family,
I felt like a heroine.
The first girl to join high school
I was a heroine.
The first girl to attain university education.
To the young girls, never give up the future is bright.
I am a living example.
I testify that all things are possible through God.
With no regret and no bitterness. Am thankful.
Things are not the same now, there is change.
I want to see more change;
In our attitudes,
In our hearts.
Each one of us can do something,
To bring about this change.
ALL OF US!