#amwriting #poetry Of roots so strong & unwavering, a poem for @_LisaBerry by Tracy Diane Miller
I stand majestic: eyes trained towards a benevolent sun
A sun that smiles at me, that knows me,
And understands my journey
From the moment my life begun.

I am the blood of my ancestors.
I speak for them and for them; I live and I fight
Earth reclaimed their bodies long ago
Yet their dreams remain in sight

Of roots so strong and unwavering
Uncompromising, fierce and aware of their power
With my eyes trained towards a benevolent sun
I grow each day, each hour.

Hateful words won’t undermine me
My strength you can’t deny
Of roots so strong and unwavering
To fulfill my dreams is why

I am beautiful.
I am strong, for I am like
A tree
I will not be broken.
Ever.

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