Reformation

Girl 
let it go 
be done with it
looking in the mirror
and despising what you see

life 
is miserable
 because we make 
our own ways weary
giving in to the wrong men
crying the blues, needing a friend,

lacking 
hope and self 
respect inside to continue 
the cycle of life living, learning, loving, 
and finding ourselves in pictures of our mothers 

brave 
from the beginning
end this life of nothingness 
realize your strength, your power within




Copyright © 2012 Latorial Faison | www.latorialfaison.com
from Secrets of My Soul (Cross Keys Press, 2001)