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Below is the poem entitled STRONG WOMAN which was written by poet FRANCIS NZIOKI. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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Strong woman
That woman 
Who tears behind the mirror? 
Made me who I am 
My hardened heart she took
Tenderized it with love
Took my salty tears 
Turned into joyful tears

That woman 
Who sighs behind the mirror 
Sighs in memory
Memories and feelings
Hardships she went through 
To feed my whole stomach

That woman
The woman pulling back her mucors
Does so in fear
Fear that ill not be what she hoped
That teared woman 
Crys in fast and prayer 
Crys for my dark self 
Cries for my future 

That woman crying 
Tears down her body fluids
Hopefully that her anger and disappointments
May atleast flow out with them
Her body almost running dry by now
That woman calls upon God
GOD atleast make him better
That woman cries for me 
That woman cries for her lineage
That woman cries night and day

How I came to be 
To be what I am 
I don’t know how
A slave of the world
A slave with one work song 
A song entitled failure 
The first stanza of calamity
The last stanza dead man where I am heading

Looking at her cry 
Twists my brains 
Is this what I am?
Is this my purpose to the world? 
Is this the man the world wants? 
Is this what God spent time Molding 
Is this what the bible describes? 
Just for her 
Just for her I take my life back 
Just for her God I stand strong 
Just for her I say no
NO no no this is not me 

Come mummy take this handkerchief 
I don’t wannna see those tears again
I love you mummy


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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Strong woman indeed, love Elizabeth

    Date: 9/15/2012 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i like your poems alot btw whats your name in facebook that we might chat more
  1. Date: 9/14/2012 12:07:00 AM
    actually i take that back just the very last line....sorry for my brutal honesty but i look forward to reading more from you. xoxo

    Date: 9/14/2012 12:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no dont let it get into you i like corrections that i improve on my skills youll soon see some of my more poems
  1. Date: 9/14/2012 12:04:00 AM
    absolutely loved this poem, up until the last part with the ? though still good you lost me.but none the less nice!