I developed earlier than most girls my age. In the 5th grade, I was 5’2” and had the breasts and butt to go along with the height. Don’t worry, my parents kept a watchful eye on me to make sure my womanly body didn’t rob me of my childhood innocence. :>) Eventually, I would reach 5’8”and my body continued to develop with my height.
Needless to say, children aren’t too kind to others who look outside what they perceive as normal. The taunting and isolation from the popular groups played a toll on my self-esteem that made an indelible mark on my soul. But I didn’t realize the depth of it until I reached adulthood.
In order to release this pain, I wrote down my experiences and how I felt through writing. First, I was inspired to write articles and poems that developed into an online magazine, Press On! Webzine, www.pressonwebzine.com.
And later, I compiled my poems in Reveal the Real You Poetry Collection. There it was in black and white, my internal struggles expressed in poems.
Poems like “Can You Handle the New Me?“ reflects me embracing my self worth as I learned to accept the internal and external me. “A Conversation With Survival,” addressed the inner war I went through after my eldest sister suddenly passed away. “Destiny” reminds us that we are on a journey. And when we think we can’t go any further, “Strength” reminds us of the inner force that pushes us forward. These are just a few of the poems that will inspire you to look within yourself to reveal the real you.
Oprah said during the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” that everybody has a calling and our job is to find out what it is and get to doing it. Writing is my calling and I hope these poems in Reveal the Real You Poetry Collection,” encourage you to push past any obstacles and walk in yours.
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