Eckhart Tolle's words sum up the moment before I wrote the poem below. To my BLM Girls, I'll be honest. It was also during the aftermath of ending a relationship. Something awakened in me, and I knew that the next person I'd fall in love with would have to be me.
But first, I had to figure out...
WHO I AM
I am a Woman as in man’s God-given mate. I’m designed to walk beside him and with him procreate.
I am Black as in the color of my skin. I represent my family of the present and those who have been.
I am Female, meaning I have sensuality and grace. My presence is felt both when I enter and when I leave a place.
I am Full-figured. That’s to say that I have a few extra pounds. Depending on the situation, I can be as light as a feather or like a lion I will pounce.
I am Beauty, because by God I was uniquely made. You will not find another like me in creation now or
after I’ve entered my grave.
I am Wisdom, because from life I have learned. My knowledge was not given but through tears and joy, I’ve earned.
I am all these things and so very much more. You will need to come closer if you want to see what else I have in store. copyright 2005 Trinka Polite
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