This is Me- a poem

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Photo by George Vordos

 

These are my scars.

I stand tall above the mound and reach for the stars.

Every step I take lights up with fire

There are no boundaries to my desire

Make no mistake I’m a lethal woman

My poison can be deadly and your remedy.

And try as you might you can’t absorb my energy

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This is my body.

Every curve tells a story

Every inhale and exhale swells like a waterfall

I move to a rhythm that you can’t even hear

So do you want to go higher?

Pay close attention as I will only mention this once.

I can have my cake and eat it too

I can choose to keep a piece for you.

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These are my eyes.

They speak the truth despite your lies.

I went to the ends of the earth and STILL brought back flowers

You doubted my faith and you scorned my powers,

I washed my tired body after the fight and stood silently by the light

Because darkness is no match for me

I walk and the earth trembles

You turn your gaze because you are too weak to see

This fire that is within me

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This is my heart.

It’s stronger than its pain

It swells with love

And the love I feel can not be squandered

Even though my mind has wandered

To moments of silence and remorse

It’s all par for the course

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The pulse you hear cannot be silenced

It will embrace your hate

It will envelop your fear

It will transform you.

If you let it.