I am a woman

I was a girl, I did not know how strong I was;

I was a girl, I did not know what it is to love;

I was a girl, I did not know what it is to lose.

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that my strength comes from God;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that love is a choice I make daily;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that I only lose if I give up.

 

I was a girl, I did not know how to forgive;

I was a girl, I did not know how to be kind;

I was a girl, I did not know how to accept.

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that forgiveness is bearing someone else’s sins;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that kindness is an orchard in my heart;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt to smile and say “Okay” without losing myself.

 

I was a girl, I did not know how to be brave;

I was a girl, I did not know how to respect myself;

I was a girl, I did not know how to be patient.

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that bravery is allowing fear in, but not to control;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that self-respect must not mean disrespect for others;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that if I want you, I must wait for you to be a man.

 

I was a girl, I did not know how to be humble;

I was a girl, I thought I knew what wisdom was;

I was a girl, I thought I had already grown.

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that humility is a life-long effort;

Now I’m a woman, I have learnt that you can’t be proud and wise;

Now I’m a woman and I never want to stop growing.

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