What Mo­ti­vates Me?

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS & EDUCATION POEMS -

She is drown­ing!

She cries vi­ciously for help but no one can hear,

No one can hear her silent rhythm

No one can see her in­vis­i­ble tears

No one can vi­su­alise her torn up heart

No one can un­scram­ble her scram­bled thoughts

She wears a mask ev­ery day to cover her pain

She fakes an emo­tion ev­ery sec­ond to pre­vent com­plains She cov­ers her emo­tions with fawn foun­da­tion

She cov­ers her lav­ish body with colour­ful cou­ture to look ra­di­ant

No amount of make-up can carve a happy face

No amount of lip­stick can cover the plas­tic smile

She try to por­tray a happy life but God knows she is dy­ing in­side

So why I am so mo­ti­vated, you might ask?

I am mo­ti­vated to re­place the plas­tic smile

I am mo­ti­vated to give her the life she never had

I am mo­ti­vated to make her proud

I am mo­ti­vated to give her the chance to wear a crown

I am mo­ti­vated to stop the hunger

I am mo­ti­vated to stop the tears I am mo­ti­vated to stop the dis­crim­i­na­tion

I am mo­ti­vated to halt the fears I am mo­ti­vated to stop the on­go­ing suf­fer­ing

I am mo­ti­vated to stop the back­lashes

I am mo­ti­vated to see all her anger crashes – Deanna Palmer

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