My heart grows like acanthus
Vertical, enduring, wild even in captivity.
I brush my auburn hair back
And lift my head high.
My smile is a flare,
My tumultuous eyes
Two rival seas pawing the horizon.
The sun may shine brighter
But unlike the sun I do not elapse
Behind the might of transitory nimbus.
I am strong and haunted
Just as a woman ought to be.
A dollhouse is no haven,
The universe is my home
And nothing less could contain me,
For I have so many roles.
We are all accountable
For the state of our lives,
No one else can rescue or fix
For we are not broken,
Imperfect yes but in those birthmarks
Our sacred power.
I am precisely as intended
Though some may regard me as loathsome,
Though some may fear my will.
I am myself. I am a woman.
I was given the challenge to write an empowerment poem. This was tough, I am sitting here listening to Maya Angelou now she knows how to write an empowerment poem!
I am combining two challenges in a simple way “2 lies and 1 truth” and “Your Childhood Favorite” Leave your guesses in the comments =)
My favorite childhood toy was a My Little Pony named Rosebud. She was light yellow with light pink hair and light pink eyes. I watched My Little Ponies everyday as a child and collected them. In fact I still have a sizable collection which I have since passed on to my own daughter.
My favorite childhood toy wasn’t so much as a toy rather it was a small music box given to me by my mom on my birthday. I loved music as a kid and it was a way to distract myself from the terrible things happening around me. The music box is now in the drawer by my bed.
My favorite childhood toy was a stuffed bunny my grandmother gave me when I was born. Originally the bunny had a white dress and held a carrot but those were lost and so I came to think of the bunny as male. My uncle ripped off one of the legs and my grandma sewed it back with heavy black threads. I still have the bunny in a box where I keep treasured items.