Covered by the darkness within me holding me hostage with the burden of grief.
Falling to my knees in faith that I could one day be enough for you, for everything I do.
Catering to kids as if they were my own, although I’ve never labored.
Blind to the thought of being beautiful because I had too much melanin.
Today the ignorance of my peers never cease to amaze me but self hate is taught not born.
With a glow mind my eyes are open.
My past doesn’t determine my future and my family tree will not define me.
Success is measured by perseverance and faith.
The light I give outshines the pressures of this society.
Don’t grow to a standard, be the goal.
You are gold!
With a glow mind I strive for the perfection in i perfection.
I am whole.