Exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. It’s available on all eplatforms, iTunes, Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle, kobo, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, as well as paperback and hardcover.
“Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.”
Says Dolly Parton as she describes the need for identity.
Do you know who you are?
Do you wait for a magazine, a model, and trends
To validate your existence to others?
Are you being led, like a lamb, to the slaughter
For you are a follower not an instigator or leader?
If asked to jump, will you? Why or why not?
Identify what characteristics make you unique.
Embrace them, strengthen them, stand for them
Even if it’s late, you’ve already many mistakes made.
Grasp your said ‘weaknesses’ and turn them into
Fortresses, pillars of power to wage a war though
You know the result: You are the Victor!
“Why?”, you ask! Simply put, your perseverance,
Fortitude, and belief that your faith and ethics,
Your hope in being a power to be reckoned with
Will pull you through all obstacles that try to demean you.
Fight, don’t back down, don’t let your color define you,
Your gender, your social class, your blood kin, though
You must break the bonds imposed on you
By standing for your faith, uniqueness, and belief
In the God that empowers and supports you!