"Giving You My Heart"
Written by Salkis Re
As a little girl,
I could make mistakes
and never feel bad inside.
I could fumble the ball
or fail a test
and still keep all of my pride.
I could walk outside with disheveled hair,
and not bear any shame.
I could do air twirls,
trip and fall to my knees,
and they would all rush to my aid.
Could say no to sharing my candy today,
and still keep all of my friends,
or play secluded in my backyard
without missing any of them..
I could be a princess,
on a rickety throne,
for everyone to see.
And I'd be hard pressed to hear someone else
tell me that could never be.
The mud pies always baked to perfection,
the slugs can't outrun the salt.
Discrepancies can and will insue
but none need claim their the fault.
We solve problems with Italian Icies and salty Chico Sticks.
We'd play dress up like our mommies and smoke Candy Cigarettes.
Wear out our jaws with caramel Sugar Daddy's
and script our dislike for boys.
And at sunset,
we'd plan the next day
before the street lights came on.
Now it's a big deal to make mistakes
or go out with messy hair.
Hard pressed to find people to care
till they think you have something to share.
I miss those days
when I wasn't afraid
to openly state my dreams.
When I could wake up
to so much love
and see it even in my sleep.
When if I gave you all I had
it would not be picked apart.
No stomping about nor ignored,
or need to buy back my heart.
"Mistress of Words"
Name: "Giving You My Heart"
Media: Original Art Piece
Medium: Acrylics, Watercolor, Pastels
Size 16" by 20"
"Giving You My Heart" African Girl African Art, African Portrait
To be Brown is an original Oil Painting created on a 16" by 20" canvas.
She include mounting as well as custom framing at no additional charge.
She is truly a one of a kind art piece as no prints will be made available.