One of Vivian Timothy´s paintings .Vivian a Lover of Art with African heritage speaking on Forgotten voices with her artwork. Literature never tires of exploring the charms , qualities and voices of ” a rural African woman “. Many artists like Vivian have used their paintings to describe the adrenalin powered specie and poised the question of what have happened to these voices full of Vibrant and good skills . Where have they gone, our rural African women , they heart and pillar of African Nation, neglected and forgotten . They need not be marginalised rather they need to be restructured into another dimension , where no man will segregate them . There is and will never be before, after , no nostalgia or anticipation of future without them. Acclaim them, revive them , they are a nation’s economy and brain behind a successful economy . Please their clocks and skills should not be silenced in the grip of bad Leadership.
” Forgotten Women of Honour ”
One of the delightful species without end .
Always on the move , improving daily on her skills,
These exhilarating voices were once the pillar
of nations ,
They were Brains, and heart of every economy
They impacted the universe ,
Exhibited hard work,loyalty and dedication.
They had interesting stories that were
once told ,
Men borrowed their brains in the past,
And economy flourished .
They are human and should not be
relegated to anatomy ,
Religion or culture.
They are tough, strong ,energizing .
Endowed with nature`s terrible Task of
Pain , Segregation, discrimination
and marginalization .
These voices are Long buried
Forgotten and lost in the wake of culture
And man-made religion .
Beauty and pride of Africa ,
Hope and Epitome of hard work ,
Rich in Knowledge , power ,.
With touch , genueity and efforts .
How could you have been forgotten ?
You who possessed great reverence
Had skills and ideas to bring a Nation
You who have a voice that used silence more
Than words when the Center can not
hold again ,
A nation`s Backbone !.
Good organisers and Multitasking .
Bringing Solutions when all hopes are lost.
Millions depended on You ,
For continuity ,
With bare Hands fabrics have been transformed
Into stuffs for clothing .
Farm works you have done ,
While men endures pains ,
You accepted pains as heritage .
Are we going to let this voices down !
And let them be lost completely ?.
A Nation once depended so much on them
for Family,to feed and raise children .
Acclaim These women , life will be revitalised ,
and Nation will flourish again .
They are African´s natural phenomena
with natures power and Beauty ,
Do this and see what happens
Time will become fulfilled,
Air grows again .
Mankind will be revived
Men will know their duties ,
Children will have their places.
And peace will be restored on
African soil .
” The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous Nation
because in the Degradation of woman the very foundations of life are poised
at their source “- Lucretia Mott –