Fiercely following joy
Sitting in my garden, where my seeds are planted and sleeping
Enveloped by the pain of loss, despair all around, fear of the unknown
Traded in my teddy bear that bites for my backpack, a box of pictures tucked inside
Full of faith and off to LaLa Land
Searching for multiple minsters to find my own resurrection
Carrying this fear of judgement
“Who is this white woman able bodied and of sound mind, speaking for someone who can’t?”
I found the ocean and marveled at all the life it holds
Stood on the sand and let the waves crash over me
Washing away the fear and replaced it with play and joy
This is how we change the world!
Stepping up to be queen bee!
Sharing one story, one movie, one sermon, and one meal while holding hands
We are all creating our new world with words!
We return to the garden, woken up
The laughter and questions echo in our heads
“What do you need and where are you stuck?”
Poem dedicated to the first Something To Say class of 2020
– Terra Starr Smith
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