Remember When They Lied to Us?

Remember when they lied to us?

Remember when they told us that there could only be one of us?
Remember when we watched our backs?
Because we believed them?
Because we believed that every other ambitious woman was a threat?
Remember when we watched our backs?
Because we believed them?
Because we believed that every other ambitious woman of colour was a threat?
Because success stories were few and far between, where we come from.
So we hugged and hugged and hugged our secrets to success,
Yet hurled and hurled and hurled our moments of success
at the rest.
Yes, I am the best.
So forget the rest.
We are all under a test.
The survival of the fittest.
Remember when we found out the truth?
And we started working,
to unlearn all the lies,
All the misplaced aggressions
All the uncalled-for comparisons
Remember when we started to reap the benefits of solidarity?
of compassion?
of togetherness?
of the truth?
It can be all of us.
There can be many us.
In collaboration with Abijah Nwakanma
Β Stay (com)passionate,
Mirabelle

2 Comments

  1. Evergreen
    July 8, 2017 / 8:29 am

    See ehn. I believe by now you’ve started to make a list of my items you are keeping. Eh heh, add the jeans to it, you can keep the shoe, maybe for now.

    We went from not been/being able to pursue our dreams to pursuing it and been so afraid to share it with others. So afraid of someone else stealing our shine we don’t want to collaborate. Truth is, half the time we can do more when we share and try to achieve our dreams together with the “RIGHT” partners. Two is a force!

    **still haven’t learnt when to use been or being.πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜©. In my defense, English is not my first language πŸ˜‘πŸ˜

    • July 10, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Haha! Okay, I hope you are keeping track of all the things cause I’m not o. Hehe.

      Very very true! I’m so glad that I have been freed from that mindset. Definitely, two heads will always be better than one. But I’m glad you emphasized that our collaborations have to be with the RIGHT people in order for them to be effective.

      Hehe. Don’t worry, we don’t really care for grammar here, just communication and you have definitely communicated! πŸ™‚

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