Poetic Thoughts: "Who Taught You?"

Who first taught that you weren't enough?

That your power wasn't vast like the oceans?

That your beauty wasn't radiant like burnt-orange Suns?

Who first taught you that you weren't enough?

That your words couldn’t be expressed?

That they had to be pint up and suppressed

like hot combs to kinks?

That your tears weren't God's symbols of strength?

That your emotions weren't beautiful like seasons?

That self-expression couldn't be as simple as the breath of life?

Who first taught you that you weren't enough? That your skin wasn't melted honey?

That your smile didn't save lives?

That your curves weren't sacred hills?

That your eyes weren't speckles of gold, carved to perfection?

Who first taught you that you weren't the creator of life? Who dethroned you

Who taught you to believe everything but the truth?

 Art by  Deun Ivory :  "I'm happy with myself because I know who I am."
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