By  Sonia

What am I? 

Without my make-up and the clothes I use to Influence your judgement. Who am I when time has become my friend and distractions borne from routine are no longer? 

I am all. I am rebirth and death. I am the river who flows through life. I am the storm that crashes against my peace. I am the sunrise that wakens my heart.

I am love and have love.

Because I live. I am valuable because I have walked all my years and kept going despite bleeding feet and lost directions. 

I am not my title. I am not what you need me to be.I am not a cog in the machine of society. 

I exist.
I exist in the magical and the anguish. I exist in my past and my future.

I share.
I share my triumph and tragedy with all that you have felt. I share my need for love and acceptance just as you have. 

I don’t need containment and geographic boundaries to find my place in our world. I don’t need a gender, colour or status to have value. 

I exist.
Just like you. 

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