A Revolution by Faith Coleman
Living for yourself is revolutionary.
Never again, will I be my own adversary!
I learned to heal and take peace in my process because,
placing one’s validation over my mental health undoes my progress.
When you open a door, it may be locked.
If I tell you I’m not ready to speak, don’t be dismayed or shocked.
When I decide to tell you my story, it will mean that I’m ready.
Remember that I make the terms and conditions of dealing with my trauma.
And no, it is not just me being a drama queen and starting more “drama.”
When I tell you my story, I hope you accept it with open ears.
Voicing my pain, growth, and unlearning will probably come with some tears.
When I acknowledged that I was hurt, but not broken
I started my own riot.
I know my life will not be the same,
But gone are the days of endless shame.