By Martha Faultry
As the days go by behind these walls,
I want the ones that thought
I could not make it to stand back and
Because I’m getting ready to unfold.
I’ve decided to let my Spirit go free
and become the woman
I was meant to be.
I’ve always been somebody’s daughter,
mother, or wife.
Now it’s time to take charge of my life.
I’ve been pondering all this time behind these walls,
trying to decide just who I am.
At first I thought it depended upon passing my GED.
Then I had the notion that it is simply just because…
Others had more seniority and could decide who I was.
I played all the roles that were expected:
a liar, a cheater, a deceiver.
I seldom asked why I had my wings closed up,
But now I’m ready to fly.
I’ve been awakened
and I finally see The Light.
I’m about to make some changes
and set a few things right.
Soul searching who I am,
I’ve discovered my inner/outer being,
My education to the highest level
is a product of positive things ─
my new attitude and my knowledge.
I possess all these things.
For those who have empowered me,
I may create a whole new world order
and clean up all this mess.
Like a rose bud at rest,
stand back and watch me.
I’m getting ready to unfold for the best.