Mustapha Dan Saefullah
Where art thou world!
She bleeds your fame,
And screams your name.
Amidst the people who are always ready to claim,
Ordained as their tame.
Yet they feel not your pain,
At least not exactly the same.
For being a woman is a courtesy of pain,
And if the world would not appreciate this trait.
Indeed the world is surely not moving on the right train.
Yet humanity is to be trailed,
And to be a woman is to be humane.
Where art thou world!
She is love but feels less beloved,
She is assumed the weakness of human,
In some traditions she is cursed a demon,
In the era of ignorance she was buried alive,
Out of shame;
She walks on the surface of Earth a bliss,
She moulds a home out of a relation,
She leads a society out of compassion,
She withholds, and would not give up,
Whether good or bad,
It is in a passion to make it right.
In her selfless self,
Lies the import of creation,
And the strength of endurance,
That explores the power of the Creator,
The beauty of mankind is heavenly designed
By the definition of a “she.”
So where art thou world!
Who could best define the beauty of existence?
The admiration of nature,
Lies in the soul of a woman.
Your eyes would look and admire,
Your heart would feel the impulse of her existence,
Your hands would yearn for a thorough caress of her body.
When she walks she dangles,
For heaven is beneath a woman’s feet.
When she talks, it echoes and revives a soul.
And when she touches, it leaves the heart of man unrest,
A natural captivating feature of a woman.
Marry her and complete half of your faith.
Love her as she deserves and own a heaven.
But how much grace and glory,
Is showered unto a woman?
Yet in her bosom lies a strength,
That a man would wish to acquire.
Mustapha Dan Saefullah is a 32-year-old Ghanaian advocate for women’s right to education as a means to empowerment. He uses poetry and creative arts to promote secular education in deprived communities. He believes that equipping girls with knowledge is crucial for them to acquire a strong position in the making of society. His poem “Woman” focuses on gender equality and emphasizes the strengths and qualities found in womanhood that should justify their empowerment rather than their discrimination.