I Wish I Could One Day be Like You

Poem by Viola Kagoya, age 14In partnership with WIL Uganda

Woman! Woman! Woman!

How merciful you are

How hardworking you are

How beautiful you are

I wish I could be like you.

 

Woman! Woman! Woman!

You gave birth to me

You gave hope to me

You gave life to me

I wish I could be like you.

 

Woman! Woman! Woman!

Strong now, I see

Humble now, I see

One day, I’ll be, a woman

And you’ll say this about me.