I met God Herself, and She was Beautiful
By Scarlett Burwell-Pharel
I wrote my poem after my ex-boyfriend and I broke up, we were on and off for three years and when we got together it was very toxic. The day after we broke up I wrote this poem because I felt uplifted after the breakup, and I felt like God.
I met God Herself, and She was beautiful She was tall and strong. Taller than I imagined. She was as strong as ten men. Her beautiful caramel skin glistened in the sun, Her ancestors’ spirit shining through the sun. I met God Herself, She was powerful. Her long locks flowed in the air, a symbol of Her ancestors’ resilience. I met God Herself, Her long beautiful arms, a symbol of all the pain and struggle She gracefully overcame. I met God Herself as I was crying about why he won’t love me. And God Herself told me She loved me. And that was the best love I’ve ever truly experienced. I MET GOD HERSELF, INSIDE ME
Scarlett Burwell-Pharel is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Brooklyn, NY.