Inspired by Maya Angelou
It’s with gratitude that I see me now
I can paint the stars
I can write the not so poisonous truth
I can speak me…not so simply
But oh so correctly.
I see her risen
A shining star
“yeeeehhhhs” I breath out with admiration and relief
She spoke fearlessly!
Contempt only for those who speak against her happiness
Contempt but light hearted… it is in the spirit of, ‘They are, oh so wrong about me”
It is strength and confidence
And deep, deep knowing
Knowing who one is
Speaking without doubt
Shadows followed her everywhere….it did not matter
She could not be stopped
And those that tried
In the end were shattered by her light
History would bring them to shame, it always does
As does anyone who represses the light.
Her lesson brought me to tears
My history shall be my internal shame
Because I have been silent for too long
The shadows I let overgrow
I know that today
Silence shall not remain
The shadows shall be stripped for they must run….
They must always run!
For the light has no shadow.
So light I shall be.
Thank you, Maya Angelou