She was a Lonely Child

22 Aug

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


The struggles that become this child
This lonely child of God, stay with her permanently throughout the scores of her lifetime
She is a lonely child trying to find her way in this reality of hat and greed. A reality fueled by hurt and shame, violence and trepidation
Steadfast she stands against the trials and tribulations, to be relieved of her old shell of defeat
Many a day she faces a different tasking, a different test of her faith, while corruption and lust beat down upon her
She stands against the weary grind of life, never faltering, never failing to realize her potential worth in this life of hardship
Day by day she continues to strive for glory, for her piece of the great American dream, set forth by her forefathers and fought for by her ancestors
Temptation flies in from all corners bombarding her with reasons to stray from her higher path in life
Her inspiration is the great icons that prevailed before her time, because she is the here, now, and the future seed planted in the garden of civilization
From that seed grows all of her hopes, dreams, goals and accomplishments. Her roots grow into the ground making her foundation strong. Buried, but remembered are the evils, transgressions, fears and shortcomings, remembered because they help her grow in faith and love
Loneliness is not a bad thing all the time, this loneliness our human minds can’t grasp immediately
It’s the loneliness that makes us look into ourselves and see the gift given us, to see the potential to succeed no matter what troubles our paths
We too can be the lonely children, making ourselves stronger and better helps us to touch another life in the same fashion Sometimes life makes it so that we feel that were the only ones with problems, the only ones making things happen, the only ones praying for a better day, a day where our future is brighter than the present and brighter than the past.

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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in Essays and Journals


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