“It is when you lose sight of yourself that you lose your way”
Dear brown sugar
Why do you dismiss yourself?
Do you not see the beauty your soul exudes;
The magic running through your veins.
You deny yourself a love only you can provide
Selflessly rejecting what’s deep within
Selfishly accepting what you don’t deserve,
Willingly polluting your mind with what could have, should have, would have been
Not what is.
“Talking to myself but I never listen”
Dear black pearl
Why do you torment yourself?
Do you not love yourself
Do you not see the way He works within you,
Never giving up
Because sweet, sweet honey
Fills the void where your heart used to be
Drop by drop enameling your body
The genesis of a gem;
Precious to all, valuable to the one.
“Ask God who made you to keep on remaking you”
Dear Amanda Klaas
Why are you so brave?
Navigating the complexities of womanhood,
The gross mistreatment of an endangered species;
Withered petals of grace..
Give yourself the strength to believe in the power of your being
Do not condemn your own happiness,
to ensure that of others
Seek yourself far and wide
Love yourself deeply and passionately
Be yourself forever.
Where you are right now is just the prologue to an eternal journal,
a living testimony.
Let the pages write themselves
You flower child are the ink.
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx
Ph: Lwando Mxutu (@lwando_m)