I Am Beautiful

#NationalPoetryMonth #4 I AM Beautiful I learned to see my beautiful From being told so many times I wasn't this or that. Now I realize there are different shades, And the Lord made different grades of The beautiful African American woman; Hence, I am one of them. This is about how I found my beautiful. See the words That entered into my Mental Left a stain. They Were hurtful and not complimentary, So I thought this Dark shaded, little black girl Was never going to be nothing more than Average, That nobody would see my beautiful That I knew lived within my spirit. I immensely invested myself To get others to like me. Searching for my guy Instead of letting him find me; Thinking it would fill my empty places, But naturally the allure wore off. I felt ashamed and heartbroken, Turning my beauty into sadness From being rejected and neglected. My pain started a life inside my brain, Slowly driving me insane. Now beauty to me Use to be skin deep. I thought being myself for sure Would cause my Mr. Right never to find me, So I pushed and fought And explained and explained To the countless people who Were on a short term visit. Not thinking about eternity, I stared days upon days in the mirror, Looking at bloodshot, red, puffy eyes Trying to figure out Why can't they see My beauty? Then God said, "Child, I made you I see you Even when the world's eyes choose to Withhold blessings from thee. My child, you are beautiful to me!" Then I realized the Promise He gave to me, That I am beautiful (C) 2014 #LaDonnaMarie #LaDonnaMarieBooks #poetry #healing #godfirst #empoweringwomen #empoweringgirls #books #author Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored https://www.amazon.com/dp/1499770928/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_t1_xOHPCb8EC1T0J 

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