I come from sagebrush backyards and
stunning mountain views.
Grown under the watchful eyes of good brothers
and selfless parents.
I've found refuge on rooftops and met God on trampolines at dusk...
Raised in the shelter of
a fierce determination for a better life;
The sound of generational cycles screeching to a halt.
I was raised with the freedom to choose my own way.
I tumbled in gyms,
cheered from sidelines,
Living the life!
Retreating behind doors double bolted from the inside.
I come from I love you's and No,no! It's over's.
I come from I love you's! and Wait, Let's just be friends!
I fought hard for him
then he counter-attacked:
white flags finally raised as we both cried "I do."
I have a history of trying to please the 'head honchos'.
A history of stuffing my worth into their hands.
But with the cries of this 6 lb. life changer,
I think I'm finally begining to understand...
This battle's already been won.
Happy Easter, everybody.