Finally Whole

(Throwback from 2013. My introduction to Ekphrastic poetry)

The woman I am today could not be, without struggles
Fortunate to find wisdom,
Making it through all life's troubles.
Still learning, each day I become more wise
Finding true love in the mirror, I cherish my prize.
I've always walked with confidence,
Filled with much pride
Though now, as if I'm glowing,
Floating with each stride.

Looking back, how foolish it was to think,
The pieces of my puzzle would remain incomplete.
Only time will tell the tale,
The story of my soul
My spirit is undivided,
My life "Finally Whole"!!

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

39 thoughts on “Finally Whole

    1. Aww thank you. I was nervous about posting it because I’m still not very confident in my poetry, but the professor didn’t make any red marks or notations on it, lol. She simply said it is a spiritual uplift.


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