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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, never alone… 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 In addictions 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

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Date: 1/15/2022 1:40:00 PM
thanks for the great honour! Much appreciated! Grace
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Date: 1/14/2022 7:40:00 PM
“Risen like the Phoenix” ~ indeed, with Gods grace. Congrats on your win, Grace!
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Date: 1/12/2022 3:33:00 AM
Its as simple as that! - and that was quite enough to define you as good human being! to answer who am I! "depths of despair but have risen like a Phoenix." this is the ultimate human strength! Beautifully flowed, the words and the sentences, just like you were saying these me, and i am hearing intently with a warm heart. Thanks - Marshall
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Grace Daub
Date: 1/15/2022 1:41:00 PM
Thanks for your beautiful words Marshall!