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VOX Teen Poetry: What A Woman Truly Means

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What would it take
For a voice like mine to be heard
For a body like mine to be respected
For my potential to be seen

In ignorance
Society has defined who I’m supposed be
An illusion as to what a woman truly means
It’s barbaric if you ask me

The world has grown foolish
People have accepted what the eye perceives
Giving into this deception comes with a price
A price that accumulates overtime

Understand the capabilities of a woman
From her poise to her intelligence
Understand the necessity of a woman
Before you try to dim her light

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About Tomi Akinyele


Tomi Akinyele, 16, is currently a junior in high school. Her mission is to educate and raise awareness to issues that affect our society! Through her pieces, you will discover...

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