I Am Me

by Phyllicia Bonanno

Its not because I’m pretty⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s not because I’m black ⁣⁣⁣⁣
it’s not because I’m lucky ⁣⁣⁣⁣
it’s not because I’ve had an easy path ⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s not by coincidence⁣⁣⁣⁣
It’s because I am me⁣⁣⁣⁣
I work hard ⁣⁣⁣⁣
things have not always been easy for me ⁣⁣⁣⁣
they still aren’t easy for me ⁣⁣⁣
It only appears easy ⁣⁣
because I put in the work⁣⁣
just like anybody else ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I am learning and growing ⁣⁣⁣
with every step of my life ⁣⁣⁣
pushing through the shrubbery ⁣⁣⁣⁣
pulling out the weeds⁣⁣⁣⁣
Pulling myself out of the mud reaching towards the sun ⁣⁣⁣⁣
When I fall ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Occasionally I’ll need to get patched up but⁣⁣⁣
I get back up⁣⁣⁣⁣
I am blessed ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I am me ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Nomatter what ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I am a survivor ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I have strength⁣⁣⁣⁣
Strength beyond my own knowing⁣⁣⁣⁣
I show up⁣⁣⁣⁣
I am beyond worthy ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I have always been worthy ⁣⁣⁣⁣
Despite any trials ⁣⁣⁣⁣
any tribulations that may have come my way ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I push through ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I shine ⁣⁣⁣⁣
my light cannot ⁣⁣⁣⁣
will never be ⁣⁣⁣⁣
no matter the situation ⁣⁣⁣⁣
no matter the day ⁣⁣⁣⁣
no matter how down and dark ⁣⁣⁣
I may feel ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I push through ⁣⁣⁣⁣
I reach towards the light and shine even if it’s just the littlest bit.⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣I show up⁣⁣⁣
Exactly where I’m suppose to be⁣⁣⁣
Doing exactly what I am suppose to be doing ⁣⁣⁣
I ⁣⁣⁣⁣
And that is all I’m suppose to be.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣

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