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She Walks to Church

June 7, 2009
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

She walks for a purpose-
Not merely for fun.
'Cause sometimes it's hot
From the heat of the sun.

She walks to defy
All those who are wrong;
Who judge her and tell her
To stop singing her song.

She walks to let go
Of the anger that burns
Which comes from her mother's
Emotional turns.

She walks to escape
The screaming at home:
From the blame and from feeling
She's always alone.

She walks just to get there
To sit down and cry.
'Cause those words that you say
Don't fade with mere time.

She walks to hide,
To just disappear,
To hang her head down,
And get lost in school gear.

She walks to gain time
To sit and to sing,
Before people come
And ruin everything.

She rides home in a car
She seems distant and gone
But that's just because
You're not taking her home.

She's thinking of when
The next time will be
When she'll get to go walking
To church- home free.

~written 3/17/09

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