Our paths are often non-traditional, our opinions ignored.

Our voices have been silenced by pain,

and self-doubt streams through our veins.

We have been rejected, violated and from this world we feel disconnected.

In a world full of loud shouts, we can barely whisper

Our cries are muffled stutters

but God hears us as loud as a lions roar and declares that this girl deserves more!

Yes we are fragmented, broken and dejected

but that is not where our story ends.

Through Him we are recreated, reinstated and restored;

A dazzling mosaic of our experiences and the deepest well of emotions.

We are a beautiful the combination and darkness and light

A work in progress;

and God’s greatest delight.

by Keshia Jade Ferdinand, (2016)