So, Sunday didn’t happen… and Wednesday didn’t either. I apologize for not keeping my posting promise. Unexpected goodness absorbed the week, but I got you today! In honor of National Poetry Month, I made a goal to share a poem or spoken word piece each week and well, we’re in here now. *lol*
I wrote this piece in the spirit of gratitude. Thanks in advance for reading it!
When it’s all said and done
I will be Forever Me
The purest form of myself before I got to know who she was
Curious and cautious
The spirit God planted inside of this shell
I look down into my arms and see her smiling back at me
“You’re going to be just fine,” I say, rocking her slowly
Smooth as chocolate
Back and forth
Ebb and flow
Like the waves she will encounter
“Just keep growing,” I whisper, “… and don’t let this world turn you to stone…”
I bless her face and peer into the horizon of her future
Peace, storms, then peace again
“You’re going to be just fine.”
Then, I see her in the distance
Walking like a warrior over Earth’s edge
Tattered armor, strong legs
Sword of Truth in her right hand
Testimonies in her left
She sees me
And we share a breath
of hope recognized
Confirmation that we didn’t quit
We kept growing
Kept soaring, despite the dips and blows
Ebb and flows
Back and forth
I appreciate her.
So, I might as well get to know her now
Love her curves and all her edges
She is perfect imperfection
And I love Forever Me
Because when it’s all said and done
And the warrior stops walking
That is all that I will be.
Have you ever seen a vision of your future self? Mine is amazing. Tell me about yours?
Peace & Thanks for listening! Stay well out there!