This is another older poem, from my book Yes, You. I love that book, by the way, I hope you’re able to check it out one day. It’s about embracing your gifts as a woman and shaking off the doubts, the nastiness. We deal with this so much as women, don’t we?
This poem is about surrendering to God and allowing Him to remove that heavy cloak of self doubt and replace it with something much more positive and beautiful, something designed just for you.
Nasty words surrounded her
like a vicious wind.
They tossed her from side to side,
spit dust in her eyes and pulled her hair,
shaking her confidence and her spirit.
God crooked his finger
made the nasty words dance
down a hole of oblivion.
He whispered to her
in the gentle winds that came
through her window late at night.
He told her, “You are mine,”
and took away the doubts
that cloaked her spirit.
“Shine,” He said, “your gifts are
as bright as the stars.”
Words like gratitude and joy
surround her now,
like a sunbeam that highlights
the small, tender flowers
that give the sweetest fragrance.
© Cherie Burbach, “Shine” Yes, You, 2012