Day 23 See Me #OctPoWriMo 2018

Day 23 See Me #OctPoWriMo

I am using the following as a prompt tell the story you needed to hear.

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What I heard

Pretty is as pretty does
Beauty is only skin deep
“Grace is deceitful beauty is vain but a woman who fears the lord, she shall be praised ”

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What I needed to hear

You are a beautiful little girl
Be proud of who you are
You are such a kind girl
You have musical talent
Read everything
Question everything
When you are scared I’ll be there

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To anyone who takes time to listen!

Do you see me?

See me.
See my heart full of love.
See my anger turned to rage.
See my hurt and the scars.
See my anxious depression.
See my disillusionment, my unbelief.
See my hate and discontent.
See my desires and wants.
See my beauty the whole me.
See me.

@Ruth October 2018

6 thoughts on “Day 23 See Me #OctPoWriMo 2018

  1. This post reminds me very much of a series I did several years ago on a different blog than the one I have now.

    The series was about how what we is said (particularly in church) can be heard very differently based on a person’s life experiences…how what may seem fine to one person may be toxic to another. (An example would be the passage about women keeping silent in church when they have been victims of different kinds of abuse.)

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I appreciated your post and I hope your voice will remain strong, particularly for those who are still finding their voice.

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