Poem from "Not I, But I Am"
Another poem from Not I, But I Am, with this poem came a hard truth about myself. I had realized through the hard struggle as a single mother, I had hardened my heart. One good thing, I guess, that did come with the chats on Social Media, was my heart getting cracked/broken; thus, now knowing how to bleed. In other words, my harness as a single mother has softened allowing love in once again.
What You Gave Me
The journey presented hard for me
but the result did improve.
What once was my reality;
now resulting in my approve.
In becoming my actuality
what you gave me did remove
found weakness I can now agree;
was my heart that couldn’t move.
Realizing this I wanted to flee,
but instead, now given a reprove.
My place, I now stand in glee,
for what you gave to me,
a heart that knows how to bleed.
September 27, 2018
(Before these social media chats, because of my great struggle as a single mom, I had hardened my heart. These chats cracked my heart; which allowed love in)