We all at times must learn how to detach
from the cord and go and explore on our own.
We must leave so that we may become who we are
supposed to be and more.
However, we all should realize,
before we soar we must crawl
and sometimes fall.
Picking yourself up from the ashes and beginning
all over again shows true strength.
Learning to be happy with one’s self
before finding a mate…
can prevent a life of suffering,
filled with bottle up disgust and hate.
When home no longer feels like home…
it is time to leave…
but you should never try to escape.
by Lela Jefferson – http://www.poetryofablackgirl.com
© 2009, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.