I AM STRONG
By Gimbiya Galadima
permit me to say these words
even if my mouth chooses betrayal
and my lips quiver
on days when tears fill my eyes
when joy fills my heart
strength is mine to claim
at any time or place
when all is well
and if things go wrong
I am strong
capable of understanding my emotions
running without being held down
with feelings like a lorry full of cows
able to cry, then believe all will be fine
able to laugh at myself and with others
my strength comes from a soft place
the ability to not just say, “I am fine”
to stay true to my emotions and not lie.
3/6/2021 06:25:28 pm
Thank you so much Gimbiya Galadima. These words of encouragement are so needed in our world today where both young and old walk the streets with fear in their mouths and hearts, unsure of where the next bullet will spring out from. I AM STRONG!
4/6/2021 05:47:25 pm
The writer leaves us with no imagination but great understanding that in reality when faced with hurdles of life we are not deterred because hurdles don't define us.
12/6/2021 01:01:45 pm
Gimbiya Galadima, I must say, this is telepathic. As humans, we must learn how to be open to bad times as we are to good times. Facing every situation bravely and unwavering. Indeed, to be able to live through ups and downs without staying down is great strength. And we all need such strength in Nigeria.
12/6/2021 01:13:36 pm
The writer simply chose to embrace strength, even in the midst of uncertainties and extremes. The diction is simple, straight, void of deep emotions (as against what it should be), which is what he/she should work on.
12/6/2021 04:32:18 pm
This is indeed therapeutic. Let the weak say, "I am strong." If we can all imbibe this spirit, there will be reduction of suicides in our society.
14/6/2021 06:08:54 am
I have to admit. The choice of words are next to non. I could literally feel unified with the write up. The art and style is magnanimous. Greatly woven.
14/6/2021 05:40:59 pm
This piece depicts inner strength and resilience that can never be shaken despite tough outward situations. 🙂
Iyabode Agbesusi Obafemi
15/6/2021 03:56:08 pm
The poem is well written. It teaches me that strength is drawn when a person understand himself or herself inwardly and keeps on hoping that things will get better and better. Thanks
16/6/2021 01:17:00 pm
Bravo...what a wonderful poem
17/6/2021 01:18:26 pm
The depth of every single words is enriching in emotions. Finding inner strength is a daily struggle and the poem depicts in it own way how to go about it.
25/6/2021 11:28:16 am
This piep sums up how the writer is able to control and flow with her emotions despite how opposing it can be. Processing and channeling these feelings in their right places.
Ikpea Praise O.
28/6/2021 01:18:18 pm
I don't think there's anything better than being true to yourself when it comes to emotions. It helps us a long way in making necessary adjustments and become competent in handling various hurdles of life without being weighted down or negatively affected.
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