Blessing makes strides to be her own proud and fearless lioness
She was perfection and I wasn’t.
Her eyes were blue – bright and eager As though she had a secret insight to the world Mine watched her every second, taking her in Replicating, imitating every movement
Her brows thick and bush-like A lioness ready to strike at any given moment Mine thin and worm-like, twisting in uncertainty As she fought against all injustice she was faced with The raging battle within me commenced Twist and turning, seeking and yearning my soul fought itself
She danced freely, swinging and swaying against the rhythm Unafraid of how she was perceived Her mind free of anxious thoughts swallowing her brain Rolling in her glory Pushing mine off the edge Her radiance was unmatched
Pumping through her veins as if held down by chains No soul could pass without getting attached The natural born attraction forever remained Seeping through her pores and floating out her ears Clogging mine, scars leaving me ashamed
The waves of her hair pushed against the rough and ragged earth Crashing and splashing, eating bits off of the world’s dusty edges She persevered when the world had abandoned her, leaving her empty And when loss and failure nibbled away at her feet leaving nothing but bare bone And even when she was at her lowest she preserved I caved in when the world had abandoned me silenced and cut off When loss and failure ate away at me from the inside When I was at my lowest.
My insides were desperate for change And so, I began to dance freely I began to speak my mind Leaving my insecurities behind I started to persevere at my lowest
And soon enough I was perfect.
In partnership with Write by You, a social enterprise supporting young female writers to develop their creativity, confidence and writing skills.
Blessing is a free-spirited soul interested in becoming her true self. She loves nature, building connections with others and the colour green. Her poem is an attempt to reveal her inner beauty in spite of her flaws. Exploring her new found love for reading, Blessing is interested in developing her own unique writing style.
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