Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves


napowrimo challenge: 4 of 30
April 4, 2013, 8:23 pm
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shades of brave
(C) 2013 by margaux delotte-bennett

“how many shades of brave are you?” -staceyann chin

how many shades of brave are you?
can you continue to live in ways that cause fright
a life that is bold
risky
unpopular and unchartered
doing the things they say, “I could never…” do?

how many shades of brave are you?

daring to stand naked in your vulnerability knowing your limits and your price
in the face of tradition and propriety
can you fearlessly lash out or stand true
depending on what you choose to do?

how many shades of brave are you?

will you be open
even about how the solitude sometimes unnerves you
and how connection is the only way you feel seen
how you default to giving over receiving
because disappointment, lack and want
can seem as comfortable as an old shoe

how many shades of brave are you?

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I love this poem.

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