She is the face of bravery
She is the black that is Africa
She is the strong that is woman
She is the beauty that is not fickle
She is the empathy that is addictive
She is the voice that is enchanting
She is the hand that is motherly
She is the possession that is wealth
She is the fashion that is in vogue
She is the true humanity that we envy
A beacon in the darkness to end savagery.
We watched in every display of heroism
In the dark you formed light, torched it
Sending instructions in the commotion
In tears you sort wounds, pleading for safety
Voice broken in disbelief yet rose in its crack
One who cries for all to return in one peace
In the confusion you played calm, looking over
Heart throbbing to the reality of an imminent death
Shots fired seems to be the sound of existence
Illusions have become your very own reality
Questions will not stop asking, fire in the soul
Such a leader will I follow now, in another day
Bravery at its finest, sympathy we all express
A leader who leaves no soldier behind is here.
Not another false myth by founding fathers
A live broadcast was a swift weapon to victory
Her life on the line to spread the truth we saw
We all watched as though we were present
A hostile front seat we could not have afforded
An expensive opportunity of a life time given
A callousness we would have never witnessed
A coverup again, fresh deceit from the media
A lost cause for those in search of closure
She definitely wrote history, this time in truth
I have found a leader and she is extraordinary.
She is the leader that I will follow.
This is for you Obianuju Catherine Udeh @djswitch your bravery is unmatched. I am small when I stand by your side. Accept this token of gratitude from the bottom of my shattered heart. This poem is yours to keep. You have surely made a mark for us in history, as every woman’s win is a collective stride towards self and professional development.