If I were a Woman

If I were a Woman

For a couple of days now, I’ve been curiously wondering how it would be like if I had been made in a different sex or perhaps had the opportunity of a sex change, how different I may or may not have turned out and this is perhaps a product of my ponderings.


If I were a woman

My heart wants to know

How would I have been?


Would I have been a beautiful damsel,

With men drooling at the sights of me,

Or would I have been unattractive,

With no one but myself admiring?


Would I have been smart,

With the whole world wondering

Where the beauty and brains emanated

Or would I have been so dull,

That all would ridicule my beauty without brains?


Would I cringe at the thought of my monthlies,

Wondering how I would concentrate,

In the face of rushing blood,

Or I would look forward to another time,

To feel my womanhood again.


How would my first love be like,

Would he cause butterflies in my tummy,

Leaving me to nurse a crush without him acting

Or confront me with his thoughts,

Giving me room to pretend as though,

He never really mattered


Would I look forward to my wedding night,

Or avoid every thought of it,

Having lived in recklessness,

In my days of youthful exuberance


Would I make a good wife,

Caring for my loved one, with all my heart,

Regardless of his financial or social standing,

Or a wife whose care depended solely

On the state of things per time?


Would my belly burst with twins

Or all it would contain would be one per time.

Would I endure the period of barrenness that I may have,

Living like Sarah and Hannah,

Yet still giving glory to God,

Or would I wonder why on earth

I was made to go through all this


Would I make a good mother,

With my children cherishing every of our moments

Or a terrible and careless mother,

Bringing down the very fabric of my home,

With my own hands?


Would I Love God,

With all of my heart,

Doing everything possible,

To be at peace with him,

Or would I love the World,

Much more than I did love God,

With my idols being my Blackberrys, iPads, Men and money


Beyond it all,

Would I die Empty,

Having poured all I had into humanity,

Having a place in heaven,

Making the roads with other great women,

Who gave their all for their God, Families and Generations

Singing Hallelujahs in ceaseless wonders


Or would I make the longer journey,

Through the tortuous pits of hell,

Descending into its pains

And regretting the wasted years behind.


All this, my curious heart wants to know

9 thoughts on “If I were a Woman” by seyiakano (@seyiakano)

  1. Vincent de Paul (@vincentdepaul)

    eheheheh…… nice one

  2. You better carry on with the transgender plans and stop the hallucinations…LOL… nice thoughts.

  3. VicReed (@OlabisiFeyisayofunmi)

    Well,If wishes were horses…

  4. For a guy… I am impressed. It is really nice. Though I can tell you flat out that you will not look forward to your monthlies…except of course you’re suspecting you have an unwanted pregnancy on the way.
    Nice piece. @seyiakano

  5. Blackgold (@Blackgold)

    @ Seyiakano, beautiful piece, well done Bro. Loved every bit of it.

  6. seyiakano (@seyiakano)

    Thanks for reading and for the comments. @amy78 , well that’s perhaps the general responses to that part from many ladies. Just maybe I would be the only woman that looks forward to monthlies if I were a woman. @blackgold thanks for the comment, feels good to know that you loved it. @sambright thanks, @vicreed, just like you said, if wishes were horses…

  7. kay (@kaymillion)

    this is wonderful

  8. don’t spend your brain and mind wondering what would have been, make the best of what you are already – a man of valour, a guy with literary acumen, a king to be chased by women of all kinds, a distinguished, a wonderful fella, a promising lad and gent…………….

  9. Nice thoughts. But to really know, you’d have to become a woman.

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