This poem is dedicated to my sister

You taught me my life was worth living
You taught me that women have power
You encouraged me to write about my pain
You are like the Spring in my life 

From you I learned a sister is a gift from God
You taught me to raise my voice against injustice
You motivated me to work harder
You inspired me in my darkest moments

Like the Spring in my life
You flowed with me through the years
From you l learned I should be proud to be a woman 
I learned to fight patriarchy

You are my hero.

By Shekiba

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones