In the midst of sadness and despair,
Possibilities abound for us to change.
We can alter the labels others give us,
Or we can choose to let those ideas remain.
But, when you’ve been the victim of oral violence,
And someone has declared that you have no worth.
Rather than believe it and let it define you,
Take this time to create your own rebirth.
Ask yourself if there’s anyone else who
Can offer the world what you think and do?
The answer is that you are so valuable
Precisely because there is only one you.
So, lift up your head and dry your tears,
And be proud of the you our God designed,
And do not let the ways that other view you
Cause you to lose your way or your mind.
Written for the Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, February 5, 2019. The photo credit is Origin Eight. Also posted for the February Writing Prompts from Putting My Feet in the Dirt: In the midst of sadness and despair. Word of the Day Challenge prompt is Possibilities.