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One Fine Day

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Monday, March 21st, 2016
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One fine day I shall walk with my head held high

My back ever so straight

My strides long and purposeful

One fine day

As I take my walk

My hips will swing from left to right

With absolutely no thought of cellulite

My breasts will have a dose of sanity

And disobey the laws of gravity

I will carry a large bag

Full of everything I need

For work, for play and for looking good

Everything, that is,

Except money

But who cares?


For on this fine day

I will not be alone

I will be walking with those who do not care

About being a size four, fourteen or forty

About being eighteen, eighty or eight-nine,

With those who are not bothered

About the difference between Somalia and Somaliland

Nor the distance between Cape Verde and Cape Town


Yet they know about dreams and visions

They know about hopes and aspirations

They know that if you work hard enough

Thing big enough

Dream large enough

And live long enough

Dreams do come true

And visions do come to life

And that we don’t have to die

Before we go to heaven


On this fine day I will walk,

Hips swinging

Bag full of this and that

My body responding to the warm caress of the sun

And even if it is cold

The joy I will feel inside will keep me warm

I will walk free of all the symbols and signifiers that tell me

I am less than who I am


Those I am walking with will know how I feel

We are walking a road we have all paved together

And it is finally taking us to the places we want to go



Oh, how I will enjoy my walk

On this fine day

With all my sisters.

And the brothers who would like to join us


©Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi  September 2000





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