“womelele”, he said
i gained so much right there
just from that simple word
as it repeated over and over in my head
i started to believe it and i became it
if it weren’t for him saying just that
i don’t know where i’d be right now

“you are strong”, he said again
courage took over me
i let bravery be me
finally, i stood up for myself
i was no longer that naive schoolgirl
but i was so much more
i put me and my baby first