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Coco Putuma

Woman

by Coco Putuma / 06.12.2013

Coco Putuma is from Cape town, currently doing her 1st year in theatre and performance. She has performed in the Tagores grounding sessions, and a few other small events around Cape Town. Hope to represent the mother city more. This is her poem about Woman; human, being, sentient being.

Woman

This is her narrative,
Sketching comparative analysis
That cannot be defined by the architect of her hips or backside
These words a microscope into her body smile and mind
Aligned with the testament of time
That by breath, dust and rib- from Adam
A masterpiece unfathomable was fashioned and formed
Beyond conventional norms of society’s
Stating-
All they were destined to be
Are
Child bearers,
Victims,
Punching bags,
Secretaries,
All things derogatory,
Burden carriers,
Wives
And a mere shadows of the xy chromosome.
I said a lineage of greatness is born
Women who have stood on the front lines of battlefields
Yielded their present for the future of others,
Mothers of inspiration, civil rights movements,
Preachers, prophetesses, goddesses, and nothing less
Than bravery,
Affectionate and gifted hands
Unafraid to be transparent in lifting up their vulnerability
To be seen, to be heard,
To be living monuments in historical chapters
As their resilience and virtue
Combine to project a relentless spirit and boldness
Confined in the stride of her walk
Her talk oozes proverbs
The universe is but a herd
Flocking to her breasts
To suckle the milk that strengthens
Young ones
Ones,
Become two,
To become mass pedigrees of masterpieces unsold
More precious than Gold
Woman-
You ought to be told that you are indescribable and ridiculously exquisite
This pen visits the passages and corridors
Of your silent pain and wars
To find you
Undefeated
Unscarred
And
Victorious
Let your notorious cellulite map out the geography to a sight called
Flawless
Your fat will be the pillow of consolation
That more women may embrace their imperfections that are but perfections
In the eyes of “loving yourself regardless’
Your bones are the rock where men will be grounded
Your dreams founded and accomplished
And your skeleton relished
In the undisputable truth that YOU
WOMAN
Are Phenomenal

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