“I, Tapiwa Mureriwa have written this entire work and have given credit where the work of others was used.’’ I also give permission to the Marist Nyanga LEO Club to publish this work.”
A woman, an everlasting tree, the light in the shadow, the person who hustles despite of fear, a princess in her own imagination. Behind that smile are scares that are kept hidden. Behind that smile is a life that is sometimes regretted. Behind that smile is a story.
Holding on to the scares from the past but still hustling for her future is a soldier by the name a woman. She faces challenges that are harder than war itself. She faces abuse and discrimination every day. A woman also faces pain carrying an unborn child for nine whole months, in her own womb. She tries by every means to protect her child.
The hours a woman spends on a hospital bed in pain hoping and praying for the lord to spare her life and the life of her unborn child. She then puts a smile on her face when she hears the doctor say, “CONGRATULATIONS.” Despite the pain she faces, she still has that golden smile. She shows unbreakable love for her child, breastfeeding her child, changing his or her dippers, giving her child the best love in the whole world. As her child grows, she tries and sometimes fails to feed her child, she tries to give her child the best health care. As a woman she is expected to live up to her motherly responsibilities.
Some say men are superior to women, but I think women are more than that. They might say the men are the roof of the house but the woman form the foundation. A woman tries to set a place in life, the same life she gives birth to. So, when you see a woman with a smile on her face then you know that’s one brave soldier.