No More! (A Poem by Anna Mwalagho)

| March 11, 2013

When We Grew Stronger

Shame was not a sin

So we tore our curtains down

And let them see our scars

We cried in market places

And danced on the podiums, tables & counters

We revealed our darkness

To bring forth light

 

Nothing was left unsaid

No stone was left unturned

We spoke it all, and said the truth

For the truth not only sets us free

But also healed us

Renewed our minds

 

And in truth we grew stronger

Made wise decisions and took a stand

Said no to pain and yes to peace

Said no to fear and yes to courage

 

For truly as women and children of God

We were born for greater things

So we give respect and deserve respect

For we know, that true love

Lies in LOVING us not HITTING US!

This poem can be found in Poetry in Exile by Anna Mwalagho at www.annamwalagho.com

About the Writer

Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Anna Mwalagho began performing professionally at the tender age of 8. She is a true remarkable renaissance woman, an internationally recognized actress, poet/spoken word artist, dancer, singer/songwriter and storyteller. She has won numerous national awards in her native Kenya, where she performed on stage as well as on television and radio with the Kenya broadcasting corporation. Internationally recognized as the “Queen of spoken Afrobeat” and also “Mama Africa.” She has captivated many with her blend of spoken word, African dance, music, acting, and storytelling into an electrifying one woman show. Her theatrical poetry inspires, evokes thought and entertains as well as educates all ages and races. Her music has a unique message from the soul of the motherland. It tells the story of life’s rough but fulfilling journeys. Read her full Bio. She has recently published a book of poetry called “Poetry in Exile,” which is also available for purchase here.  

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Anna Mwalagho

Anna Mwalagho

Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Anna Mwalagho began performing professionally at the tender age of 8. She is a true remarkable renaissance woman, an internationally recognized actress, poet/spoken word artist, dancer, singer/songwriter and storyteller. She has won numerous national awards in her native Kenya, where she performed on stage as well as on television and radio with the Kenya broadcasting corporation. Internationally recognized as the “Queen of spoken Afrobeat” and also “Mama Africa.” She has captivated many with her blend of spoken word, African dance, music, acting, and storytelling into an electrifying one woman show. Her theatrical poetry inspires, evokes thought and entertains as well as educates all ages and races. Her music has a unique message from the soul of the motherland. It tells the story of life’s rough but fulfilling journeys. Read her full Bio on her website.

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