My ‘Seed’

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As the seasons passed, I watched you grow.

Finally, I understood what it meant to feel alive.

Whenever I felt butterflies, it was you saying, “hi.”

For months, I watched as you rested on my side.

Though painful, I was happy you were keeping me aware you were alive.

You blossomed into the most beautiful being I’d ever seen.

Born with a crown, you’re for sure a King to be.

Renee, Sydney. The Diary of She – Vol. II: Poems & Affirmations .

Breaking Free

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A prisoner to myself

The doubts I had

Things I feared daily

Stereotypes due to the color of my skin

Judgement about what’s between my legs

Negativity coming out mouths of the miserable

Today I’m breaking free

Moving anything or anyone in the way

I won’t be stopped from being me

-Her Final Entries