Dreams.

How I wish I could find you;

to somehow show you,

that I became all the things

that you told me,

I would never be.

—Dreams.

 

I walked in shame, until.

I wore a lifetime of shame

before I finally realised,

that the poisoned refrain you sang over me,

was birthed from your own fractured dreams.

—I walked in shame, until.

This is how we heal.

Your story belongs to all of us.

Speak through the pain,

and lay bare the thing that would

strangle you.

Give words to your shame.

It is not yours to carry,

alone.

This is how we heal each other.

—This is how we heal.

Fight.

Every now and then

you should take out

your fears,

and expose them

to the sun.

– Fight.

Stardust.

 

How can you compare yourself to another?

Find yourself wanting;

declare yourself ‘not enough‘?

Do you not know that you are born of the same celestial breath;

bones fused together in secret places,

from the same ancient stardust?

 

— Stardust

 

 

 

 

Trials.

Some things are more beautiful simply because they are over.

We survived them.

And therein lies the beauty,

and the relief.

– Trials.

Immigrant.

I am more than my accent.

Can you not hear it?

Listen.

I am the rich voice of my people,

echoing across the oceans;

over the centuries

they whisper to me,

You are not alone,

we too are here.’

 

—Immigrant.