Where I Come From by Valerie Parente
I made it personal on purpose,
so you could see the grace and the grit,
made the heartache so worth it,
’cause it’s an artist you played with.
Here’s the muse I choose to use,
thank you for seeing these metaphors through,
it got rough when I spoke the truth,
because of how much I love you.
Now it’s copyrighted to my tongue,
never resent where I come from,
using the fire in my lungs,
let’s flip the pages for fun.
My collection, my protection,
from any potential detriment,
it brought me the ideal lesson,
that’s the power of manifesting.
– Valerie Parente (6-16-2021)