Her Name…Determination

***Thank you Megan 

I want to be a flapper

A symbol of celebration
Dancing in the face of discrimination
Whistle and toot my way into freedom
Among the feast of governing isolation
Change my name 
Change my destination
Opportunity runs in the opposite way of the oncoming 
invasion
set my sights and continue to 
raise them
My eyes embrace a culture devoid of opposition
A deflating rigid system
Baptized into the ocean of 
born again
Frolicking with you into the sun 
Where good times stick like honey
…to a happiness that never ends 
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Reality Wednesday 

  
“Men have the drive to provide for their family- it fuels their being. This is something a woman just does not understand”. 

-Random Person

Whaaaaat?!! Is this really the belief in current circulation? That is more of a rhetorical question. I am not here to battle or call anyone out. I am here to share about this woman (ah hem…me) and maybe shed some light on dusty minds…

  
  

I understand 

The drive

The passion

Every pulse of this being 

Beating through my breath and body 

Is a mama warrior fighting 

Forget the ladder

And crush that glass ceiling 

Baby, I am outside your window 

Scaling that sky scraping building 

Full time, part time, side jobs…

One, two, sometimes…

Three jobs

Earning my stripes 

Throw my suit in the “provider” fight 

So, with all due respect 

Sir…

Yes- I do understand 

The drive to provide for my family

For when I rip my skin

It bleeds red, white 

And them!