Mighty One For Karen Mighty-Byfield Mighty one. Powerful and strong. To this land you belong For in no one’s box do you stand. So you must run To find your wings And fly to Destiny. Beautiful one, You were brave all along And now you know That fear taught you your song No more can you be overrun By regret so deep And nightmarish sleep That aimed at your dreams. Because now you know The secret of your hips As they swish and dip To your promised destination.
Portrait of a Queen There is power in her, black strong and true. Framed in sunshine, a masterpiece from paradise - Eden's golden child. Protected by the sword she roams in elegance. A natural queen. The Nubian queen. There is peace concealed in those loving eyes. A smile that tells you - "It's okay to thrive". She stretches hereself reaches tall enough to touch you where you are so you too can shine like a star. Now watch her shine in a beauty that is so divine.
When I was younger I was the center of attention and I loved it. I would show up and show all the way out. You want a dancer? I will be the best. You want someone to cuss? There will be no other. You want a singer? Mariah Carey who. And all of this before I was 10 years old. But the older I got the less I showed out until I stopped showing up.
So, slowly as I got older I learned to have a filter, until I had filtered out everything that would make me stand out. I started to doubt myself, when I did not get the response I expected. Then I started to think maybe if I was real quiet things would work out better for me. I no longer wanted attention because there are the wrong ones that will get you into so much trouble. Then maybe if you are too bright there will be more to pick a part.
But when then will you celebrate your life? Whether you achieved all you thought you could, would or should achieve, it is important to celebrate yourself. We must learn to celebrate who we are and where we are at that moment knowing that we will not remain there. There are many lists on offer out there on how you can celebrate yourself. However, there is no right formula, no specific recipe and no set timeline. But each day we get up, we need to celebrate ourselves, we need to regain the confidence we once had and be grateful for all we have been through and enjoy the journey we will be on that day. Take along those who will celebrate with you and let go of those who will not.
Life is beautiful only if you see the beauty and not only the pain, but both. Life is transformative, only if you are willing to grow. We may each have a reason not to but celebrating who you are ensures you never lose yourself.