Who taught you to be so small?
Taught you that your scars are flaws?
As if your light can’t shine through –
the holes and cracks inside of you.
Taught you to accept what life gives you –
because you’re not worth your dreams coming true?
Taught you hate because of the color of your skin?
Taught you that your kind of love is a sin?
As if love has boundaries, something you can control
Seems they have forgotten the meaning –
perhaps they never knew at all.
Perhaps they never knew at all.
Do Not Listen!
For their mouths are full of venom
and their souls are full of hate
they will strip away your beauty.
Don’t let them through the gate.
They will tear your heart right off your sleeve –
and leave you breathless and bleeding.
Find the love that’s inside you
it is your heart still beating.
You were not made to be rooted
you need the air, that’s not polluted.
You deserve love so deep, it bursts at the seams
you deserve to be allowed to believe in your dreams.
You have a heart of gold and beauty so pure
and art and poetry live in your core
In a world of billions there is only one you
let your voice be heard. Can’t you see? The world needs you to.
Artwork by my bestie, Christen Coddington
Poetry by yours truly