Who am I
Who Am I?
I was born the eldest of seven children
I had to fight to be heard and to be loved.
There was very little money for extravagant things.
This gave me the fight and power, that I would someday need.
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a grandmother
A poet, artist, photographer, garden tender
Doggy momma, beach Lovin, long haired hippy type
Child of the 60’s
A triumphant victor of abuse
I have many flaws that have been polished
With a cloth that purifies
from the One
Who purchased me with a great price,
A God who loved
me in my mother’s womb.
I am redeemed
Well loved and heard,
Filled with peace even when storms rage all around me,
And they do… inevitably.
I have clawed away the thought that I am never good enough.
I know that I am!
Perfectionism thrown into the sea!
I have lived and been loved,
I have sinned and been sinned upon,
I speak my truth in a simple way.
I am a good friend!
I stand up when wrongs have been committed.
I fight for injustice.
I spend my life giving away the best that I have
Sometimes not leaving enough for me
I try to forgive the great wrongs of the broken
I use these simple words to tell you
I know who I am
Its as simple as that!
I am a lover of beaches and flowers and sunsets
And beautiful poetry and canvases of colour
Always seeking out the next beauty that is often hidden
I am a broken-hearted mother for those that are lost
I am a sister and a menopaused woman.
I love the colour red above all other colours.
I see the glass half full most days
I have been to the depths of despair but have risen like a Phoenix.
I am neither rich, nor am I poor, but have become content with what I have.
This is a glimpse of who I am!
Grace Daub January 11, 2022
Written for the “Who am I Contest” sponsored by the Unseeking Seeker
Won 4th prize
Copyright © Grace Daub | Year Posted 2022
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.
to post a comment