Love is my Strength – Naija Phoenix blessing

 - by Zara Chiron

Love is my Strength

I may not be rich yet,
Or have the “right” skin colour for this twisted world.

Sometimes my stomach roars in protest,
And certain men don’t feel I have the right to succeed.

But no matter how many doors remain shut,
How many bigots refuse to give it up,
No matter what Life feels is necessary to fuel my Phoenix fire -

I know that I am a Loved Child.

And that Love is my Strength.

A blessing I hope to be worthy of someday.
And one that will always give me the will to thrive through anything.

I love you Mum and Dad, so much.