FREE TO BE ME

Written by: Tanya Jenkins

The richness you see in 
ME
Is not a
MISTAKE
It was meant for 
ME
Before this time 
And
This place
It was given to
ME
Every negative thought 
You try to put on
ME
Every obstacle 
That you throw in my 
PATH
Will never materialize because
I was before you could ask
Who is SHE?
And
Why is she HERE?
Before my father caressed my mother’s breast
I WAS
Before my first crush
love 
And husband 
I WAS
Before the formation of my hips
The skin tone on my backbone
I WAS
You fail to understand 
I have yet to become who
I’m DESTINED to be
Freedom to be 
ME
Is what matters to
ME
Fear is what 
You feel when you look at
ME
Doubt is your remedy 
That you try to feed
ME
Because the richness you see in
ME
Because the richness 
That was given to 
ME
The richness 
You HATE because 
I AM FREE TO BE 
ME