To the Somali Woman
March 8, 2007 by shafi
I mark this day as a tribute to some special women – the diligent women of the Horn.
for their unflinching efforts in the rebuilding of a nation in tatters.
for standing by our side in times of affliction and agony
for the resilience, strength and perseverance in the most hostile environments
for the schools, hospitals, Madrasas, and Orphanages they’ve built from their contributions and Hagbad
for tenderly tending to our wounds when the rest of the world gave us guns to massacre one another
for the homes they built us in the dry, arid lands
for housing and tending to our dispossessed and feeble
and last but not least,
for their lasting sanity in an insane state.
Ilaahay haybad gaar ah ayuu siiyey haweenka Soomaaliyeed.