Yes, I am a woman We're forced to say it like a curse Because the moment we are discovered Evil eyes of all sorts gaze upon us, questioning and curious
Is she beautiful? Is her skin like porcelain? Her hair, is it soft like silk? Do her eyes shine like the stars? And her virtue above all else, is she pure?
Men compare us to treasure as if it's a compliment Saying our eyes are like sapphires and emeralds To them we are silk and gold Nothing more than measurements of their wealth It's as if they think we won't find out it's just another way to measure our worth, As if they think we can't understand that it isn't a compliment, it's a currency
They don't see my warrior gaze My impenetrable skin, thick with valor They look at my hands and see a delicate doll They don't see the way these delicate hands wrap around my bow How my eyes are sharp and steady No, they only see the innocent sparkle
They aren't looking for my capabilities They seek value in my appearance alone They are putting prices on me, Comparing me to the latest trends For what is my courage worth when I have such a beautiful face?
Yes, I am a woman But I am a warrior first See my battle scars, see my victories See my strength and bravery My honor, see it an recognize me
I am the protector of women Not because they can't defend themselves But because they shouldn't have to I am the one who shows the truth Who guides the moonlight into their veins The one who takes away those sparkling lies For before my eyes, no woman will bend to the whims of man