I have always encouraged other writers to be part of my blog and always am eternally grateful for their contribution. This next writer is more than a woman, she is a super woman and having to get to know her is a privilege. enjoy this next poem by Tarin Glenn Brown and feel free to comment.
“They tell me I’m strong
Tell me I’m a strong woman
Strong for putting up with the shit dished out to me on what’s becoming a regular basis now
Strong for looking blatant disrespect and selfishness in the eye..,and turning the other cheek
I’m strong for leaning more towards acts of patience rather than hells fury unleashed
They say I’m a better person for accepting the trash meted out to me; accepting the lame ass excuses that ooze like pus from an infected wound
Like the waste disposal unit cruising down the street
That’s how tainted and dissilusioned I’m slowly beginning to feel
I’m strong because I get up every morning like its business as usual
Getting through the day firing on all cylinders
Or maybe just one
They say I’m strong
I’m a strong black woman
Raising a generation of what exactly?
I can’t be too sure since I’m raising them alone
My soul feels like its being ripped apart at the seams
The silent screams now beginning to echo…..out loud….around me
I’m strong for keeping the truth of how close I am to the edge…to myself
I’m strong for believing in a God who would stand back and allow me to suffer like this
I’m strong for holding on to the hope that one day it will be worth it
I’m strong for seeing what no-one else sees and trusting that love will see all things through
What a joke!
I’m dying inside..cell by molecular cell.
There’s nothing strong about me…..nothing except the strength of this lie that is my present life”
by Tarin Glenn Brown