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From the Hood of A Child

Face down

Frownin’

From the waist down

Walking

From the neck up

Sulking

Chalking it up to the way it’s gonna be

Chin up

No luck

Still stuck

Commanded

Demanded

Reprimanded

Hardly standing

Muted

Hooded

Rooted 

In fear

Afraid to show face

No grace

Erased

Low

Only a shadow

Copy of the master

Disaster

Has to

Self destruct 

Erupt 

Fist up

Defenseless but defensive

Never wins

Pensive

Seeks revenge

Unhinged

But my father!

My rock

My guide

My master

The one that created this disaster

And I gotta ask

“Did you have to win?”

If so

A long time ago

I would’ve given in

Just hand me the gin

Sinking in

I could do it myself

Don’t care how I felt

Drink it down

Happy now?

Erased

Replaced

Now your slave

Wear the hood that you gave

To hide my face

Taste

And see

No more good

Beneath the hood 

Yet there I stood

Still don’t know how I could

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One Thousand White Women

I feel like if you want to learn some good life nuggets, start a fight. 

For someone.

For a people group. 

Or against someone that wasn’t your person. 

(And by fight , I hardly mean to be an aggressor. Rather, drown out those tapes with those same voices from that person that never was your person.) 

If you want to learn some truth about yourself, wage a war against voices saying what you have to be, look like or act like.

I feel like then you will be stripped and left with truth and wisdom to go forward.

You will no longer reflect all those “shoulds”, “woulds” and “coulds”.

Am is all that will be left.

Below is a quote from the current book I’m reading :

“In my case, war was a stern teacher of truth, if not wisdom.” 

-Jim Fergus, “One Thousand White Women”