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SHE IS AN ARMY: Ishewedu Marerwa(Vote4Me-#EssayContest)

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She has a voice but she is made voiceless,But when she utters by heart greater volumes are exhibited,She proved and continues proving that the voice of the voiceless can be the loudest, only if people stop assimilating only by their ears but even deep within their heartsShe takes action ,crying out all her war cries when need for greater good arise, For once I feel its time to honourNot to WOMAN ,but the warrior inside her That spirit of a soldier inside,How heartbreaking it is when society say we are fed up with women uprisingsHow they consider it a noise ,how it undermines her motive and consistency to change Come on truth be told zongororo harigonyi pasina mtokonyiYES ,they paused their silence ,made their cries a noiseHow can we shut when our fellow girls are taken as hostagesYEAH, always on TV,ads , on the streets with raised placardsDefinitely,I can not raise flowers , and dance after my fellows are being abusedOF COURSE ,we do what society always questionBECAUSE a true army for change is never a secret society,it exhibit their inner feelings which radiates energy in different spectrumsShe is so responsive ,when mistreated she wears that face of a lionWhen true need to raise her voice audacity is inside that she comes in all colours ,African or white bring out the beautiful unhidden comouflage ,because she is an armyWhen action to be done she quick to roger thatDidn’t hold the pen and paper just to write a tear breaking or heart melting article,but from the heart that’s where each word has been inspired,to at least check the brightside and acknowledge positivity inside a woman. Definitely our next generation children are never going to find the chance to handshake or honour the war veterans who practically took part during the liberation struggleApparently in their hearts they should be aware of honoring the mothers ,sisters,wives,girlfriends because either way everyone has a good relation with at least one of those heroinesWhen you bury her consider mourning a fighterWhen you expecting a she, for sure you are carrying a warrior,who is to impact waves on this land given she ain’tsuppressedRaising her, as a fairer sex submits so well ,this beautiful trait when manipulated in a good way brings change to thisworldFeeding her with peace ,love, and joy that she will showcaseOn the other hand with frowns , hate and inhumanity that she will flauntPeople should remember a soldier is passive to the master whether to offense or defenseSo funny in a sad way how society take for gags how she is emotional,emotional freak they say DAMN! How could the world be without emotion.YES its not only limited to physics in life for every action imposed a certain emotion is attractedI pity those who dilusionally see women as emotional freaks ,not knowing that is a merit to humanity There is nothing wrong in having the audacity to express who you are ,your taste and standing up to itOne great man of faith taught me whenever you fall pick and dust yourself up, I have seen many courageous women living up to this,which brings me to another story of my young sister which pained me to a point that I put it on paperTHEY SAY A TRUE MAN CAN NEVER RUNAWAY FRON HIS STORY HE IS READY TO PAY HIS DUESTHIS UNFORTUNATELY NEVER HAPPENED TO MY SISTER AND TO MANY WOMEN OUT THERE SECRECTLY THEY DID IT TOGETHER ,BUT NOW PUBLICLY SHE IS LEFT ALONENOW THE BUMP IS NOW AN OBSTACLE,A BLOCKING BUMP SOCIECTY HAS NOW EXPERIENCED THE TASTE OF BEING A JUDGE EVERYONE SAYING SHE BELONGS TO THE STREETAS IF SHE MADE HERSELF BELONG WITHOUT A PARTNERROSY DEALT BAD PART OF REALITY, AND NEVER DITCHED WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DITCHED EVEN IF IT HAS BECOME A SIXTH SENSESHE KNOWS SHEIS CARRYING A NATION SUPPORTS A NATION,PREPAIRED TO OFFER IT’S MOTHER’S TONGUESHE STRUGGLES ALONE,EVEN THE FATHER IS ALONE,DELIBERATELY OUT OF FEAR OF WHAT HAS HAPPENNED IN PURSUIT OF NOWHERE NEVERRTHELESS SHE TAKES BOTH ROLES BEING A MOM AND DAD ALONEWith deep pain I wrote this during math class thinking what can be of her and amused of how audaciuos she can be with realityI bet everyone has a lot to say .gift cards are not big enoughTVs and commercials has narrowed the way we ought to perceive many things Honestly there more more to say ,over I LOVE YOU, YOU ARE MY WORLDThat is just the scratching of the surfaceIn greater conclusion ,I say no soldier ,sobs or regret when she pulls the trigger.No one will tell her not to,if she listens to whatever then she is undermining her position Who are they to criticize your slaying ,No one tells you not to kill it in that dress as if they own youYou are your own BOSS all ladies are KINGZ ALREADY ,yes you are a king you know it BE UNAPOLOGETIC ,do what you deem your own wayYou are woman with no convictionYour inner woman is sharper than a two sword ,a SHE is born to SLAY, that is what QUEENS doA soldier is an army because of trusted backup,she knows where to run when abused ,she runs to POWA,woman rights instituition,police,parents,and the army will COPY and RODGER that.SHE IS AN ARMY

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She Is An Army: SEKAI IMBAYARWO-CHIKOSI (Vote4Me-#EssayContest)

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Yes, to the normal eye she is nothing out of the ordinary. Just another middle-aged woman, struggling to bolster her waning sanity in a vicious world while grappling to strike a balance between being a good mother and devoted wife. In my eyes, and in the eyes of those who have had the
privilege to come across such a phenomenal woman, calling her ordinary would be nothing short of an insult.

She is an army. When I see my mother, I see an army. Not because she is muscular, sports ripped arms and a toned sixpack and brandishes ammunition and firearms. Neither is it because she is your typical Supergirl on a rush to save the world. Instead, it is because my mother is a fighter; ready for the war. She is all the superheroes ever created combined and more. Aged 49, my mother has successfully made it in the commercial world, emerging as one of the managers of a top-notch retail furniture shop. For a sector dominated by males, she has constantly fallen prey to chauvinistic behaviour. Instead of succumbing to the negativity, my mother has always picked herself up, trampling over her obstacles on the battlefield on her rise to the top like the fighter she is. She started from the bottom, and now she is there, at the top.

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My mother is an army, wearing her pain and experiences as her armour. Each and every scar, both emotional and physical forms part of her network of trophies, creating a record of all the battles she has ever fought and won. Having been married at a relatively young age by today’s standards, she had to shape up because she could no longer ship out. Her father’s death, the person she had been closest to in her family was another heavy blow that threatened to send her wallowing in the pits of depression. Being the optimistic and bubbly woman, she did not allow these to be setbacks in her life, she was more than geared up to get it back on track.

Thirty years later, my mother has not only levelled up to be one of the strongest women I know but has reached such a standard of greatness, a
far cry from the timid girl she was when her journey as a mother began.
Just like an army, my mother has been a shield, reminiscent of a mother hen on a bid to protect her hatchlings from the wolves in sheep’s clothing ravaging the society. In a world where girl children are most vulnerable to exploitation and manipulation, my mother has made it her top priority to keep us safe. Never a day has passed without her going out of a way to ensure not only the security but comfortability of my two sisters and I. Bluntly put across, she is the word overprotective redefined. Although we feel that she invades our privacy at times, her intentions are good and I really would not want that to change somehow.

At the end of it all, my mother is a Queen fit for royalty, a role model I adore beyond words and the epitome of love, protection, strength. Without her, my life would be a war, hectic! Although life has dealt several blows to her as a way of throwing her off-track, I can proudly say my mother has conquered. Donning a crown over her head, wearing her pain like stilettos and clad in the armour of experiences learnt throughout her life, she is an army.

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The Beauty In Me: VIMBAINASHE MUSWERA (Vote4Me-#EssayContest)

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First of all l want to try and define the word beauty .Beauty
can be defined by the character or physical appearance
of an individual. Some people think that beauty is how one
looks on the outside. However to others inner beauty is more
important than outer appearance .lt is difficult to explain the word
‘BEAUTY’ because everyone has their own opinion and views about
beauty.
I am a proud and beautiful African girl. l am fifteen years old
and l learn at Harare Girls High. l have long brown natural hair,
a pair of dark -brown eyes and smooth silky skin. l am a good friend,
good student, a good child to my parents and a kind human being .l am tall
and brown in complexion.


I am a dedicated and hard working young girl .Once l start something
I do it whole heartedly and l ought to finish it .l set goals in my life for
example l want to work hard in school and all that l do , pass and make
my family very proud .l believe God and family come first so l always
Keep the values ,culture and norms l was taught in mind .l am the kind of
Person who fulfils her promises. Whenever someone trusts me with
something l always deliver with no failure maybe that’s why l was given my
name “Vimbai”.

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I am a very competitive person,l have faith in my abilities and there
is no second place in my book but if l do not succeed l never give
Up and l tackle my difficulties .l love my family and friends. l love helping
people because l believe that its better to give than to receive and that
If one gives away with all their heart God rewards accordingly so l am
beautiful in all aspects.
In a nutshell beauty is to overcome your bias against your body ,learn to
appreciate and love what you’re naturally created with!!!

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I Have Something To Tell You: DARYL CHIBANGE (Vote4Me-#EssayContest)

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Your strength is compressed inside you. You fail to express it because someone is physically stronger, criticizing you, doubts your capability or you think you are too weak. The secret is, their strength is nothing compared to your capacity to withstand great force and pressure. You are a female lion and it’s time to unleash the greatness inside of you and let your roar be head. Strength is not only achieved by talking rather by ignoring the discrimination and walking towards your goal. The deepest fear is not that you are inadequate, rather it is that we are powerful beyond measure. The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that a pessimist sees the difficult in every opportunity while an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficult. Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours. Patrol the towns with your head soaring above like an eagle and don’t let the enemy pull you down. Obstacles are what make challenges interesting therefore when an enemy lands on your back trying to pull you down, fly higher, and there will be too much oxygen for them to handle. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Let your silence speak for you. Too often people under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around. Unfortunately for them, and rather fortunately for you who possesses most of these attributes, you have the capability to prove them wrong. The world might be male dominated but you are there to provide the foundation of hope, justice, wisdom, grace, power and creativity. Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage. Proud, rich and handsome. Impossible features of a men without a woman. Your motherly impact is enough to build a thousand rich man. Your will to live as a woman is enough to prove your capacity. Where there’s a will there is a way. To find your way out of a dark cave, you look for the smallest ray of sunshine. Similarly look for the smallest ray of hope and you will light a thousand more for one candle is enough to spread light. How long will you suppress your talents and keep your dreams a secret? It is time to shout out to the whole world and show your presence. When the world throws challenges at you, don’t say why me, rather try me and hear me roar.


It is time to make the women independent in all aspects of live, be it mind, thoughts or decision making. It is time to bring equality in the social circle. It is quintessential to empower women so that our country can be a better place. Women giving birth to the babies meaning they shape the future of our country and child development. Instead of being treated as victims of male chauvinism, women need to be treated equally to men. The growing conscience is to accept women as individuals with the capability to make rational, educated and important decisions in families, societies and at large, the nation. Over the years women have shown and proven their ability to bring a new twist to the society and economy. They have proven and shown their greatness in many different ways. Why are we still trying to hold them back? Food for thought. Women empowerment should not only end with giving them opportunities to speak and share ideas, rather they should be taught some martial art skills for protecting themselves in cases such as domestic violence.

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It is time to bring an interesting plot twist to the story of the world. Instead of a male dominated world, we bring in the concept of gender equality. It is time for women to live their dreams. As a women, you have what it takes. Don’t dream it, be it!

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