September’s Theme: Authentic Self-Expression
My Personal Submission: Teardrops
Supporting Story: I often must remind myself to let go in order to grow. Sometimes this can be a scary realization like having to leave a security blanket behind on the first day of school. There is something about authentic self-expression that can feel like an undressing, leaving a part of you naked for the world to see. And yet, the freedom to stand there boldly in the skin you were born in and document a journey traveled is beyond liberating, to me its freedom. For this reason, I am a big proponent of self-expression not repression, as silence can be the most destructive force in human nature. This poem has a somber quality to it but authentic self-expression need not be somber; it just needs to be sincere.
Peeling back the layers,
A Warrior Princess
PS. If you feel inspired to share your own artistic authentic self-expression, please email submissions firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.