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THE CRY OF A WOMAN
Screaming, shouting, this is a cry of a woman
A victim one-on- one with the perpetrator
Through various backgrounds she’s an acceptor
Those times had passed, come on leap up
Listen to a cry of woman

I cry for this is my burden
I cry for thy things aren’t fairy-tales
Stories are told, yet truth lies in them
This is unbearable, this is uncontrollable
O, you of cruel hearts can’t you see thy heart is fragile?
Listen to a cry of a woman

I cry, not murmur, those sleepless nights
Hearing flights just in the atmosphere
But all my ears can hear is fights on the very same ground
Foe not physical, but emotional as well
Gender bias thy things seem
Fruitfulness of nature is dim
For we are the cause, the land is
Worthless in our absence
Listen to a cry of a woman

For I tell you, I am a mother, a daughter,
A sister, a pillar of strength
Land would be nothing without the sparkling water
For the golden egg is hatched
Why break it?
I already have questions, all I need is answers
O, poor soul
Hopeless cause no stones are painted with answers
No flyers, flying, from somewhere
Advertising answers
Listen to a cry of a woman

O, mighty woman the daughter of a sinner
Whom his heart cares less
I cannot command, but surely can suggest
Times of clowning are long gone
Seng kotloesa bothloko ke gore
Ka etse, bare “mosade ke motswara thepa
Ka fa bokgaleng”
(For what bothers me is, I know
How brave a woman is)
Listen to a cry of a woman
For I see the boiling blood that
Carries cruelness, heartlessness, carelessness
Of the very great rulers, great leaders
For in this manner, I stress. By: SIZIPHIWE MVENYEZA (1996- )

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