Note To Self  In case you tripped fell & somehow forget, You are brilliant You wild haired angel-eyed sphinx of a woman You hold the keys to the secret of creation Riddling the world with the laughter in your wisdom The sorrow in your fortitude You are the reason the stars will buckle At the puppet strings of your pressure Remember- you are powerful beyond measure- Potential fuels your cup full, overflowing you hold the ability to throw real change Into this wishing well wide world In the crescent mooned nailbed of your pinky You whirlwind of a woman, how you dance between the cracked pavement of this planet You are the dancing melody that will Shake this shattered earth whole You adapt like rivers and flow like Spirit You are humble, listen to your elders Sisterhood lights your path You are talented Have already accomplished so much Lives have been touched by you And you are destined still for so much more You are intelligent, smart, compassionate Always looking out for your fellow (wo)man You are open minded and down for life’s adventures in every turn You are awkward And corny (in the best possibly way) Laughing through life with diamonds in your eyes And poems on your lips You are free spirit like the freedom tribal dancing Through your fingertips and out through your soul You are beautiful, like a black star rising Shining on your way to heaven, and If Heaven is where the heart is You carry HER with you, always You inspire others to sit comfortable in your skin And listen to their God within So don’t be afraid to embrace the inner war cry Howling free from the belly of your diaphragm Remember the power of the wind Lying dormant under your tongue and SPEAK You almost forgot who you are SHOUT against the silence to the tune of insanity You are the answer you’ve been waiting for You are tidal waves of wisdom Crashing wildly against the shore You are worth more and this life is a gift worth living So give it justice Speak freely to your truth  Open your mouth wide Heart held high like lion and  ROAR   Love Yazmin Monet Watkins

Note To Self

In case you tripped fell & somehow forget,
You are brilliant
You wild haired angel-eyed sphinx of a woman
You hold the keys to the secret of creation
Riddling the world with the laughter in your wisdom
The sorrow in your fortitude
You are the reason the stars will buckle
At the puppet strings of your pressure
Remember- you are powerful beyond measure-
Potential fuels your cup full, overflowing
you hold the ability to throw real change
Into this wishing well wide world
In the crescent mooned nailbed of your pinky
You whirlwind of a woman, how you dance
between the cracked pavement of this planet
You are the dancing melody that will
Shake this shattered earth whole
You adapt like rivers and flow like Spirit
You are humble, listen to your elders
Sisterhood lights your path
You are talented
Have already accomplished so much
Lives have been touched by you
And you are destined still for so much more
You are intelligent, smart, compassionate
Always looking out for your fellow (wo)man
You are open minded and down for life’s adventures in every turn
You are awkward
And corny (in the best possibly way)
Laughing through life with diamonds in your eyes
And poems on your lips
You are free spirit like the freedom tribal dancing
Through your fingertips and out through your soul
You are beautiful, like a black star rising
Shining on your way to heaven, and
If Heaven is where the heart is
You carry HER with you, always
You inspire others to sit comfortable in your skin
And listen to their God within
So don’t be afraid to embrace the inner war cry
Howling free from the belly of your diaphragm
Remember the power of the wind
Lying dormant under your tongue and SPEAK
You almost forgot who you are
SHOUT against the silence to the tune of insanity
You are the answer you’ve been waiting for
You are tidal waves of wisdom
Crashing wildly against the shore
You are worth more and this life is a gift
worth living
So give it justice
Speak freely to your truth
Open your mouth wide
Heart held high like lion and
ROAR

Love
Yazmin Monet Watkins

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