She was raped, tortured and abused
She was told that she is nothing, and would probably be always used for pleasure; She will live with her pain forever. But, she is still called woman.
She is called woman, because she sometimes swims the deepest oceans, climbs the highest mountains, hides her pain.
She is called woman, because even if they pull her down, make her cry, turn her life to hell, and force her to die, she still walks fearlessly and stays confident.
She is called woman , because she can do anything she puts her mind to;
She is called woman because, She gives life, She is a wife, She is a mother and a friend, she is a sister, always survives until the end.
She is called woman because she never sleeps, always around when needed, goes to work, struggles with life but never gives up.
She is called woman because she is strong, beautiful, compassionate, sensual, caring, surviving, tolerant, full of hope and always optimistic. She learns how to cope and makes her way out.
She is called woman because she deserves to be loved and cherished. She is called woman because she is powerful!
Today is her day, her Valentine’s Day, acknowledge great things she does for you and all people around you, and don’t forget to tell her how much she means to you.
Edna Thecla Akimana
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Such a beautiful piece! You are very talented, Bless you!