Monét Morgan is pleased to share her poem on power with you.

Monét has been a Young Trainer with Abianda for over two years. She recently co-facilitated our Train the Trainer programme, training more young women join Abianda as peer mentors and training co-facilitators.

She says “this poem is about how things used to be, how it was for me to find my voice, and how I rediscovered the power I had all along.”

 

I haven’t got any power.

Before this all starts,

I have no power.

Before you begin,

I have no power.

He says so much

to reduce my power

He controls the words I say

He controls the moves I make

I have no power

I try so hard, yet nothing works

He tells everyone I’m a nasty person

Taking my power away

I cry and scream but no noise escapes

I have no voice

Why ask me a question & not listen?

I can’t be heard.

My throat is dry and tight

My body is shaking.

My heart is sore.

I have no feelings

I have no voice.

When will I be heard?

When can I be strong?

When can I feel like I belong?

Why won’t he let me speak?

Why can’t he let me live?

I need space to think and grow.

He won’t let me grow.

I want to have control

I want to have power.

What is power?

When nothing can defeat you,

emotionally or physically

POWER

It’s important. It’s breath.

It’s the Universe.

The Universe gave me power

YOU can not take it away

He can not take it away.

I have my power back.

 

POWER?

POWER!

The Universe gave me power
YOU can not take it away
He can not take it away.
I have my power back.

All voices