when we see us

FUNMI AKERELE
Posted June 18, 2019 from United States
When we see us
When we see us: Selflove ; self awareness, Gender Equality; Balance for better (1/1)

We have come a long way to remain indifferent to what they decide to see.

What we see, they found none.

What they have seen true, we saw and see every day differently.

Different paths we all tread with a love on its last  edge.

If we all align to be seen, maybe we will all see better.

…Love does seem to see amiss sometimes, and perfection sees only in its own light.

The earth may be filled with crime. Crime can also clog the heart, but the eyes that want to see, see better without undue judgment.

What we need to see is the first of everything about everything!

…UNDERSTAND!

Then

…EMPHATIZE

Then

…RELATE

Then

…ALIGN

 

Even with their binoculars, they may never see what we reflect.

We as people, sometimes stand to be seen “cowardly indifferent” to a gravity.

We gravitate the essence of our being with fear every time they look at us?

…We could be right about their undue judgment!

Even when they clean their lenses can they see the perfection they expected?

A snail crawls in its own slime; a stranger’s pose is a welcome sight for the photo lens but not the photographer.

When we look at ourselves as women, girls, mothers, change makers, wives, daughters, sisters, what do we see?

Where have you hidden your imperfections?

Are you afraid to be seen?

Afraid to relay your true essence because of bias?

Could you stand your truth or your true likeness?

Perhaps the lenses understand your truth more than you vocalize it?

When they see us, what do we see?

….Not religion, not sex, not races, but the truth they need to see to understand us better.

Perhaps all these will tell a different story?

They may understand to see us if we continue to stand firmly by the gravity of our own true essence.

See me.

Funmi Akerele

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Lisbeth
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thanks for this nice passage, its pleasurable reading through. I agreed with you that sometime we try to hide our imperfections but the facts remained the same, that as imperfects human beings far down from creation it never possible. Definitely I had my take home on this story. I hope you have a nice day.

Jill Langhus
Jun 19
Jun 19

Hi Funmi,

Thanks for sharing your introspective poem. I think the more authentic we can be on a daily, hourly basis, the better. When we are unafraid to step into our true selves, we can feel how powerful we are and have become. It doesn't matter any longer what imperfections people perceive or see, then. All they see is our true, authentic light. What has your experience been?

I hope you're having a great day and week:-)

Beth Lacey
Jun 19
Jun 19

Very important messages here.

Loreyenick
Jun 23
Jun 23

I see you sister, and when I see you I see a lider, a strong woman, a woman with a story, a woman with a future,i see fire, I see compassion, I see courage, I see fear, I see goals, I see tears, I see hard work, I see achievements, I see you as I see me and I love you dear beautiful stranger, as I love myself.

Hello, Funmi,

What a powerful piece! Thank you for the call to be unafraid to show the real us and be unapologetically authentic. This is bravery, and the world has yet to see brave women show their truth.

Hoping to read more from you. Please keep writing!