You would think this makes us pretty enlightened beings. But the older I get, and the more I live and experience the world, the less actual knowledge I realize that I truly know. So if this is case, have I learned anything thus far on this crazy topsy turvy journey of mine?
Believe it or not, the answer to that question is a resounding “Yes!” Therefore here’s a few insights - personal truths if you will - that I often reflect on:
So today, in a reminder that I am responsible for fighting for my own freedom too, I decided to publish a poem I wrote in October of 2021 after finally getting out of an abusive situation. Originally titled "Fool's Gold", I renamed it when I realized the heart of the poem was fighting for one's personal freedom.
Whether it be untangling yourself from the trappings of a life you don't want, extraction from a horrible situation, freeing yourself from the clutches of what society claims you "must have" to live a worthy life, or surviving a time when personal freedoms are no longer a given, this poem is really about the perseverance of the human spirit.
When you need to summon your courage my loves, I hope you find the strength to fly.
Sharing this poem is my gift to you.
Happy Independence Day.
Tink, world traveler, positivity muse, and adult entertainer, has also freelance written for a number of companies as their ghostwriter. Now talking directly to YOU on this platform, she is also writing two books at her community's request.