I am

By: Georgina Ontiveros-Ruiz
From Women Moving Forward

I am

I am my mirror, deep and square
I see it blank, an empty space
It looks so cold,
It looks so strange
Its light so dim,
Its face so pale…

I am hungry for knowledge
To empower myself
A place to belong
Where I feel I’m safe,
Where I feel accepted
Despite imperfections
I am eating a cake of protection.

I am my dignity,
I am my freedom
I hide my secrets, my life
Inside this rock you cannot have
I am a pink quartz
With lots of heart
Whose soul you cannot scar.

I am my grandma’s house,
Where I grew up
So warm and loving
My place to hide
Myself, my life…

I am the sea,
An endless ocean
Fulfilled with tears
Where I hide my pain,
Where I hide my fear.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anothervisualdiary
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 20:16:10

    this poem touched my heart. merci beaucoup. it’s wonderful.

    Reply

  2. Trackback: visual diary part 24 – i’ve been there/i wish that would be your colour « anothervisualdiary

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