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October 28, 2020, at 9:12 am, a strong woman was born! But due to complications surrounding her birth, she's placed in an incubator, closed off from the toxic air of the environment to which she was born.

She struggles to breath on her own; still choking on the amniotic lies that she'd swallowed during the birthing process; taboo and lies of her not being worthy of life because she came feet first, ready to run!

Sources close to the family says that her chances of survival looks bleak. Knowing how eager they are to give up on her, she breathes.

Her breaths are slow, almost deliberate. But this is because her soul knows that breathing too fast causes anxiety; a level of excitement that is not conducive to the stability of her new mental state.

Sssss! Slowly and deeply she breathes in the oxygenated positive vibes needed to survive in a world where negativity is a mainstay that gets you noticed but not in the right way.

Cough! Cough! Spit! She clears her lungs and spews from her mouth the filthy mucoused words that had once invaded her system, forming a lump in her throat that kept her silent when she should have been screaming, "I am more than my body! My brain is bigger than my breasts! There is more to me than sex!"

Spitting out the vile condemnation of being JUST A WOMAN... She screams and screams again, dispelling the myth that in order to be strong she can't show emotions.

She screamed to lessen the agony of holding in real pains because others looked at it as her just being dramatic!

She screams and let's go of the fear of expressing her desires of wanting to experience real love; afraid to let any one in because rejection hurts too much!

She screams to release herself from the bondage that held her captive to the torture in her mind that replayed childhood sexual abuse memories over and over again!

She screams to break the chains of pride that kept her from asking for help when she felt like she was alone and needed help!

She screams to free herself from the deep hurts of not being accepted AS IS because society has a norm and she is obviously, NOT it!

She screams from being sick and tired of being sick and tired of being a single mother, although, she didn't singly become a mother!

She screams because no longer will she allow a man to speak down to her while she builds him up!

She screams to get over the embarrassment brought on by secrets told by a fake friend who pretended to love her!

She screams to rid her heart of the idea that she isn't even worthy to be loved, not even by a loving GOD just because she hasn't conformed to the ideas of religious fanatics.

She screams! She screams!! She screams so loudly at a frequency high above most!! So loudly, she screams, that the confines of the incubator is shattered!!

Medical sources rushed into her room to find her SMILING, no longer confined, breathing breaths of life...ALIVE! Today, October 28, 2020, a STRONG WOMAN WAS BORN. AND FROM TODAY ON..SHE WILL LIVE HER LIFE!!

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This poem is for every woman who ever experienced pain.

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Written on October 28, 2020

Submitted by KeriGotYou on June 25, 2021

2:46 min read

Kimberly Jackson

I am a native Floridian, mother of 5, who fell in love with words as a child. more…

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