At this Point in My Life
As I have moved through my life
From the days of living as a young girl amongst poverty, violence,
To the women I am living in comfort, safety and a
Healthy way of living.
I have carried with me a deep compassion for my dear friends
And family who still struggle.
I never lost the perspective that “But for the Grace of God
I have never lost the understanding for why people behave the way they do
And the barriers to that prevent their own
Climbing of the Mountain.
I have never become separate from my Past nor forgotten where I came from.
In all my days of advancing and being a part of mainstream society
And professionalism I carried with me on my interior and deep in my heart
a kindred spirit.
I was hurt by the perceptions and judgments of the more privileged
Toward those who were not- as I sat amongst the misinterpretations of the human experience.
Though I was required to be muzzled as the forces were too large with
Which to compete, and I had to bide my time to build
My credibility, knowledge and experience.
I waited for the glorious day that I knew would come
When I would pull back the mask of my journey
And reveal the true walk of my life,
And in Triumph.
So Grateful that I may speak now, sincerely and honestly
Without fear of reprisal.