Happy International Women’s Day!

I am Woman
hear me tell you tales
of joy and sorrow
Hear me counsel
kings and queens of tomorrow

Hear me scream
nations into being
Watch me suckle
soldiers of the future

I give birth to Men
and wipe away their tears
Tuck them in at night
to wit-allay all their fears

I am Woman
made from one rib
imbued with power
from just that one bone

I am Mum, Sis, Aunty
daughter and in-law
Keep me calm
for I am Woman
Do NOT make me roar

©Vivian Zems

dVerse OLN #215