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Self Embrace

Author: Brownsdelight
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Though other people (thanks Li Li) often remind me exactly what I'm worth....I often time neglect this is just a little piece by me to me ....just a reminder.

Be blessed!

Tina the ghetto ballerina.

Self Embrace

I may not be 5’7
One hundred and ten pounds
No my name is not Reina
Yet I still can wear a crown.

I may not have the measurements
That dawn every male’s dreams
I’m quirky and demanding
And yes at times even downright mean.

But for those who know me inside out
Who can embrace my qualities and flaws
Know that there is someone special
Placed behind my invisible walls.

I smile when I’m hurting
Laugh when I want to cry
I hide behind a painted mask
Though I’m told my eyes never lie.

I’m the shoulder you can lean on
The preacher and the shrink
Often times too giving to others
For some the other half that makes them complete.

I’m a single mother who struggles
To keep her children feed
The guardian Angel in disguise
Who tucks her nino’s into bed.

I’m a woman still in search
Of her life’s destiny
Though at times I am uncertain
I’ve embraced that I’m just me.

Submitted on 2005-06-03 09:12:28     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  My favorite lines that describe me to a t:

I smile when I’m hurting
Laugh when I want to cry

You and I are totally feelings twins! I just recently came to the conclusion that I like being me!
| Posted on 2006-03-17 00:00:00 | by Raivn | [ Reply to This ]
  this is a beautiful ode to self.. a reminder that you are a good friend, a wonderful mother and a person of worth. embracing who we are is key in living a full life. if we can't love ourselves, how can we love others?

thanks for sharing.

stay golden,
| Posted on 2005-09-11 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
  This was pretty good, and to be honest with you. You don't have to wear a crown or have the perfect anything to get with JD...all's ya need is a bag of weed and you won't even have to beg and plead. By the time I'm done burnin my loins will be yearning for some sex opportunity for learning.. nawmean?
| Posted on 2005-07-13 00:00:00 | by JD_Heckle | [ Reply to This ]
  Good job, girl. You’ve been so honest in this one and that is just great. This is like a Bible of a modern woman thorn apart between so many things that she has to do in her life.This is something we should all read first thing in the morning. Every day, a cup of coffee and your poem.
Maybe the flow wasn’t perfect, but who cares when you were so honest and vise.
| Posted on 2005-06-27 00:00:00 | by Poly Jean | [ Reply to This ]
  Awe, I love this one. It is very good. I am happy that someone can embrace who they are rather than who everyone wants them to be...You sound like a beautiful person inside. I am from Nuevo Mexico too. Roswell is where I live. Excellent piece of work here.

Sammy Sue
| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by SammySueYou | [ Reply to This ]
  I really do like this Tina, it speaks to my heart. I've struggled with myself quite a bit, and still do... and that's where a lot of my writing comes from. This is a lovely piece of YOU and I thank you for sharing it. The 3rd, 4th, and last stanzas I can really relate to ...yet it's all good and I enjoyed reading this tremendously.
Hold your head up... it's your beauty, inside and out, that makes you YOU. A wonderful mother, friend, neighbor, etc... all the special qualities that make up who YOU are.
Now, I think I'll re-read your poem and this .. and remind myself as
Take care!
| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by Intricate1 | [ Reply to This ]
  Muy bueno kemosabe...con queso y con mucho sara vesa...salud. This was a nice self inspiration poem and I think everyone needs to have one in their stash...just to remind themselves of themselves. You dun good hermana del sol...keep shinin'. Have a good one.
| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by hyproglo | [ Reply to This ]
  hey my sweet girl! its so nice to see you stand up, put your shoulders back, and hold your chin walk the walk of a woman that is inspirational. Its never easy, not always fun, and scary, but the ride is worth it, especially when you know you are loved...and you are soooo blessed!

you're my girl always!
| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by stolie77 | [ Reply to This ]
  This was an excellent piece. it's as they say 'Awe inspiring'. We all have things about ourselves that we'd like to change, things that sometimes others don't except on the outside, without even finding out who we are on the inside. I applaud you for putting this subject into words, and for standing up for yourself. You seem to be a very strong minded woman, your children must be very proud.

this is certainly going into my favorites. Thank you for sharing such a heart touching piece. It hits home. Thanks again.

*hugs a plenty*

| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by SouthrnQT | [ Reply to This ]
  I love this poem, too. As everyone else has said, it is awe inspiring. I felt like crying as I read it! The fact that you are a strong woman comes through loud and clear through this, and I just don't know what else to say. It left me speechless. I loved every single line so much that I can't choose a favorite.
Perfection! <3
| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by insipid sky | [ Reply to This ]
  aw, T, this was amazing. hehe, i like these lines:

"No my name is not Reina
Yet I still can wear a crown."

actually, since i loved the whole poem, you're a queen in my eyes. and nikki's right, you are loved, and blessed, so don't ever think otherwise. we're all here for you whenever, pero ya sabes, verdad? much love chica.

| Posted on 2005-06-03 00:00:00 | by Phoenix2004 | [ Reply to This ]
  If you havent yet printed this out and stuck it in strategic places around your house, I really think you should!

This is so incredibly let the reader hear a wonderfully strong, self-assured, sincere voice...this is you (so tempted to say 'down to a T'...hee hee, but not gonna)

Your opening stanza is just fantastic...

"I may not be 5’7
One hundred and ten pounds
No my name is not Reina
Yet I still can wear a crown."

And you do wear a crown...that of a woman who knows her worth, and her values and beliefs...its so moving and inspiration and just.....dammit woman, you got me all rambling and fumbling for words!!

So Im going to go away, before I make a totall ass out of myself - but I am in awe of your strength, and sincerity...This is you, and dont ever let anyone tell you otherwise...

| Posted on 2005-06-05 00:00:00 | by Katia | [ Reply to This ]
  madre fuerte. great piece. that was one of them "I am.." writes that alot of people are scared to do cuz they don't wanna come off egotistical. u are but we love ya. u pretty much covered everything huh? lol. i liked it. whoop whoop, drop it like its hot.~jizzle
| Posted on 2005-06-05 00:00:00 | by Aknahlij_d 1 | [ Reply to This ]
  great job you. this is a great piece and every one should think about this you are the best you you can be and know one can be you. i loved this so much it is going to my favs great work on this piece lili
| Posted on 2005-06-10 00:00:00 | by lili | [ Reply to This ]
  I actually liked this poem although i wasn't to thrilled about what you stated concerning my poem butterflies but i am one who is always willing to take what applies and then the rest i leave for the birds but your a good writer so i will take some of your suggestions thanx and good job on this i am going to add to my faves
| Posted on 2005-11-15 00:00:00 | by always thinking | [ Reply to This ]

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