It’s like ripping out the pages and setting them all in front of me
Still stuck on page one
Asking the lord when he’ll stop testing me
Moving on to chapter four
But crying about the pain in chapter three
I can’t walk into my destiny
If my feet are not in front of me
They say the strongest women in the world were made that way
Their journey silenced because they had too much truth to say
Struggles drowned out by sex, drugs and materials
What kind of woman can you be, growing up in a hole?
Crying out for a father, a protector, for his love
But those calls go unanswered cause he left in chapter one
In this world it’s not ok for a woman to have daddy issues
You’re labeled a statistic or a whore
They won’t pass your ass a tissue.
You walk with your booty out and your chest up
Turning that B into a C cup
Posting naked pics to get a like
But you cry yourself to sleep, thinking about taking your life
It’s hard being a teenager girl
When the world is on your back
You see the easy way out, and know its love that you lack
Every man that you meet, you’re at his beck and call
And he uses you up, till you are nothing at all
The way I see it you have two women you can be
You can be a slave to your environment, or you can be free
The truth to survival in this world is to know one thing.
You deserve it all, because you are a daughter of the King.
Though it seems right now, that you have reached the end
Baby girl let me tell you, we all walked before we ran
We all screamed
We all cried
We all wished that we died
We all have been used
We’ve even told our own lies
The world that you see when you close your eyes
It’s closer than you think, you just have to try
The biggest challenges will be to love yourself
To take your fear and your pain and put them all on the shelf
Forget the things they you are used to and try a something new
We’ve all been there before, and are here to help you.
So while your book is still open, put those pages back
Take a look at your life and embrace the facts
We don’t know your history or what you’ve been told
But you can’t walk into another chapter if the last one isn’t closed.
© Copyright 2016 Nalissa Dream. All rights reserved.
Poem / Young Adult
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