Author: Victoria Umanah (Avikaie)
As insatiable as I am
Itís unfathomable and hard
Whatever it is that tugs me within
Is the sting that bruises me still
Its better when speechless
With that I see clearer
And bright clouds around me
The only friends who see through me
The reason why I am this child
That no one else would understand
Still if you try to come too close
Would you then see the child in me?
Would you not want to judge me black?
Or decipher what makes me tick?
Would you not want to spank me hard?
And tell the world how bad I am
How well I mask myself with pride
Will you wait to see how bad I hurt?
How hard it is to be left out
How desperately I hunt for love
How it be wrong that I be judged
How secretly I shed my tears
How human and flesh like you I am
And when you muster all your best
To mold me just the way you want,
And discover I still wonít bend
Just smile for me
Though you ought to be mad
And accept me the way I am
------- Author's Notes -------
This Poem was written October 2009...Melancholic webs of emotions strongly hovered around me...This poem was a reminder to give myself a relieved and confident poise that i always had but lost due to such conflicting situations...
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Meridian (126.96.36.199) -- Friday, March 26 2010, 04:34 pm|
I love it. I can see such themes as misunderstanding, discovery, time (past vs. present, then vs. now) and etc. Nice poem Victoria!
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