Friday, 12 October 2007

No more 'smalling up' of me

No more meekly saying yes
when my heart is screaming no
No more taming of my feelings
so my power won't show
No more hiding my exuberance
from disapproving eyes
No more watering down myself
so my spirit won't rise

No more 'smalling up' of me
pretending I'm not here
No more running from the music
and the spotlight's glare
No more living in this prison
barricaded by my fears
No more turning and retreating
in the face of new frontiers.

Even as I am speaking
I am taking shape and form
harnessing my powers
like a gathering storm
There's no obstacle so bold
as to dare stand in my way
I am taking back my life
and I am doing it today.

By Jean Wilson

This is a repost. So sue me. Lol!


Oracle said...

I think I'll sue you first.

Nice poem

UndaCovaSista said...

@oracle - Glad you like it. Shame i cant take the credit ;0)

geisha said...

thats a really nice poem. i can so relate right now!
hey thanx for the lurve on my page babe. was really sweet. and helpful. i'm numb to it all now. :)

UndaCovaSista said...

@geisha - you're very welcome. Maybe it's not such a coincidence i reposted this.... ;0)

Waffarian said...

Love it! It's about time girl!(ehhhhh, for me too!). Its strange how fears can hold us back from doing so much in life, and the funny thing is that most of the time, its really not "fears" that we have put upon ourself, but rather, fears that others have put upon us. Family, friends, society, old teachers, ex-boyfriends, etc. There is an Ibo proverb that says " A woman carries the burden of the world on her shoulders", sometimes I think I carry the burden of others' fears on my shoulders!

Jaycee said...

I LOVE the end..."I'm taking back my life and I'm doing it today..."

bighead said...

Is someone out of postables? Yu need another holiday?

UndaCovaSista said...

@waffarian - that proverb is so true. I think its in our nature to want to please everyone, but we cant cos it's impossible and when we dont, we beat ourselves up for failing. That's why i love this poem so much...

@Jaycee - AMEN sister!

@bighead - Lol! Never! I've still got days 2, 3 and 4 of the Marrakech files to come...

Anonymous said...

Ehhn reaally reeally reeeelly nice poem
hang on a sec while i cut and paste
... there so now they've got to sue us both!!!

Arewa said...

I love the poem... it says a lot of things that i have been saying to myself lately. Thnks for sharing it hon x x xx

Ugo Daniels said...

Way to go, miss, way to go! All da best tho :)

bighead said...

Saving the best for last ehnn? We are waiting


I am contacting my lawyers...the brief will be before the judge in 24 hours and we shall contact you of our intent to sue....

lol! Nice one!

UndaCovaSista said...

@ all - i'm glad y'all like the poem. There comes a time when you just have to take a stand and say 'NO MORE'!!!

30+ said...

Was it you I saw flying by my window this morning, I thought it was superman then I saw the backpack and knew it was you breaking free from smallness.

Take charge

Carlang said...

WHy would i sue you?
Hi SIsta.
DO you still need a date?
I'm game any time.

I think i meet most of your requirements ( which ones? Does it really matter.)
Oh well.
lovely day.
Zip a dee do da!
Couldnt resist stopping by and giving my good friend a Hi5.

Smile dear.
Today;s a good day.
I can feel it.

P.s If the guy does sue you for posting the poem give me a call.
I know a guy who knows a guy who knows the Alphabeths

We'll sue him for using them.

laspapi said...

That could be a man talking.

Hopeful B! said...

Nice poem really nice...i kinda identify with 'me'.

Queen of My Castle said...

I really loved this one. I think there is an awakening going around right now. An awakening of self-love and confidence. Live life to the fullest!!!!!!!!