Friday, January 9, 2009

Just Some old Poetry

Here is a poem I wrote a while ago and it came to my mind today... hope you enjoy

People explain me in words, define me in perceptions, sort me by category & label me with titles.

But does your explanation, perception, category or label explain who I AM.

Your looks and stares as I walk by tell me truths and tell me lies.

But does it tell you whose I AM.

Your attitude and lack of gratitude of my talents & gifts tell me what you think of my God given fortitude's.

But does it show you who I AM.

You heard I was this or heard I was that so your assumptions now assume a position in space that you assume is my life..

But does it tell you where I AM.

The way I style my hair, the car that I drive, the clothes that I wear send you into a deep stare.

But does it tell you what I HAVE.

Everything you see is not what it is; everything you hear is not necessarily what it sounds like..

They say believe none of what you see and half of what you hear because what you see now is not what God sees for my tomorrow, what you heard today may not be the Headline tomorrow. .

I am Woman, Disciple, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Neice, Friend, Lover, Confidant, Worshipper, Praying Warrior, Beautiful, Singer, Song Writer, Poet, Artist, Violists, Faith, Hope, Sexy, Strength, Pet Lover, and most of all NOT what you say I am.

You can try to explain me, define me, sort me, or label me but one thing you will never know is me..

So, explain the me you see and place me in the categories you see fit, label me with everything you want and define me with all words you perceive as true but there will never be a place you can put me..

I'm louder than your words, more complex than your definitions, too large for categories and too perplexing for any label you can find. .


1 comment:

c. janae said...

OMG! I love this poem! I really love it. Is it okay if I copy it and read it at my Freedom Poets club meeting? i don't wanna seem like I'm stealing your stuff so that's why I'm asking. This is so awesome, very real, blunt, straight-forward, and beautifully written. My e-mail: