[#survivorloveletter]  
 don’t be so humble  woman! with your whispering ways and sotto vocce 
 give sound to your story  give volume to your voice the world cannot learn all you have to teach when you remain quiet 
 don’t be so humble woman! shrinking, shriveling wilting into corners and shadow sidelines 
 there is ample room  for the breadth and depths  of the whole of you 
 don’t be so humble woman! with your: “it was nothings” apologies and deflected compliments 
 we need the light that adorns you when you own your own shine 
 don’t be so humble woman! presenting your ideas as questions diminishing your innovations with “justs” and “I’m not sures” 
 the lack of others’ vision does not dim your insight speak up! 
 don’t be so humble woman! your place is wherever gives you life nourishes joy satisfies your purpose your place is rooted deep stand grounded unmoved by thundering “shoulds” 
 don’t be so humble woman! “females are strong as hell” you have stared down the devil himself and lived to poem about it you have endured loss you have survived horrors you have cheated the despair that  threatens daily to consume you 
 don’t be so humble woman! feeling guilty for laughing for savoring the voluptuous harvest of your aching labors for receiving dancing goodness and leaping life after decades of death 
 don’t be so humble woman! your hunching small serves no one 
 breathe wide into the expanse of your spectacular being let your resilient self-love stretch into the far reaches of your  fingertips, open face upturned bask  in the brilliance of your becoming 
 @JenuineArtworks

[#survivorloveletter]

don’t be so humble
woman!
with your whispering ways
and sotto vocce

give sound to your story
give volume to your voice
the world cannot learn
all you have to teach
when you remain quiet

don’t be so humble
woman!
shrinking, shriveling
wilting into corners and
shadow sidelines

there is ample room
for the breadth
and depths
of the whole of you

don’t be so humble
woman!
with your: “it was nothings”
apologies
and deflected compliments

we need the light
that adorns you
when you own your own shine

don’t be so humble
woman!
presenting your ideas as questions
diminishing your innovations
with “justs” and “I’m not sures”

the lack of others’ vision
does not dim your insight
speak up!

don’t be so humble
woman!
your place
is wherever gives you life
nourishes joy
satisfies your purpose
your place is rooted deep
stand grounded
unmoved by thundering “shoulds”

don’t be so humble
woman!
“females are strong as hell”
you have stared down the devil himself
and lived to poem about it
you have endured loss
you have survived horrors
you have cheated the despair that
threatens daily to consume you

don’t be so humble
woman!
feeling guilty for laughing
for savoring the voluptuous harvest
of your aching labors
for receiving dancing goodness
and leaping life
after decades of death

don’t be so humble
woman!
your hunching small
serves no one

breathe wide into the expanse
of your spectacular being
let your resilient self-love stretch
into the far reaches of your
fingertips, open
face upturned
bask
in the brilliance of your becoming

@JenuineArtworks