Self

Woman Child
My Mum and Dad I am
Perhaps Daddy’s more
If at Home he lives
Or ever comes

But
Society soon says
Her worth is in
Attachment to a Male
As Mistress or Wife
For ‘Self’ she cannot have

Still she fusses and struggles
With School and Education
Her Mind to liberate
Seeking to Find and Know Self

II

When a Child she births
Her Life and Home to Bless
She Self Abandons
Seeking only the
Good
Of the Child
But grown
They leave Home
Empty Nest

She now in Menopause
Is Hot and Cold
Then again Hot
Sweating, Screaming
And Listless with boredom
Seeks Self
Again to Re-Discover

Perhaps this time
This Self will last
For Eternity!

So, with Fancy Technology
She Re-Juvenates
Ah!
See How Beautiful and Content
She is!
So, Come – My Sister
To re-treat
Re-Discover and Rejuvenate
Your Irrepressible and Imperishable
Self!

Dora Obi Chizea © 8/23/2017
For
Dubai
2018 Retreat for Women