Ode to the African Woman

Ode to the African Woman

Beautiful African Woman

You were told that your hair was too thick

That your skin was too dark

That your curves were too curvy

That you weren’t woman enough

They used you as a machine gun

You fed their guns with amo

They used you as the fuel that started this fire

They stripped you of your innocence

They used you as an instrument of their glory

Instead of an instrument of His glory

By Promise Kunene