I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet ~ Ghandi
I can choose to walk like a wounded warrior,
allowing the scars of old battles to reopen and fester.
I can choose to act like a servant,
the invisible maid that cleans your messes,
only known to you when I leave behind my dirty rags.
I can choose to be a supplicant
the one that begs to be heard,
while you stand over me
the master of rules and the keeper of keys
But I won’t be a victim, a servant or a beggar.
I will choose to run unscathed
by the arrows that attempt to slay me.
I will choose to be the mistress,
a visible force that refuses to feign a lowly existence.
I will choose to be my own sovereign nation;
one who raises her voice, stands up and never kneels.
Day 11: This is for anyone who is or has been in a situation or position where another or others treat you as their inferior.