Written by Ericka Arthur & Shaquana Gardner 

So here it is… 

The Little Girl In Me

Bright eyes and night cries

Sang the song of my 

Childhood lullabies

Mirrors of beauty and pain

Reflecting the puzzled image 

Of my young heart’s stain

Did they see it in my smile??

Feel it through my style?? 

Did they know the Truth??

The hurt buried inside of

The little girl who sadly,

Lost her youth

Shaquana Gardner @everythingshaquana

Your voice

An alarm, 

A clarion call. 

All take heed. 

For I’ve witnessed her growth 

No longer resembling

abandoned seed.

Cut down

Cut off, 

Cut short and denied. 

She’s fighting for self, past, 

present and future 

in the midst of those 

who laughed as she cried.

Ericka Arthur @authenticiteespeaks

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*Photo Credit and first stanza of poem: Copywritten work by Shaquana Gardner for Everything Shaquana 

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12 thoughts on “THE LITTLE GIRL IN ME

  1. “She’s fighting for self, past,
    present and future
    in the midst of those
    who laughed as she cried.”

    THIS line alone, sis!!!!! No words for the peace, humility, healing, triumph and glory, doing this piece with you has brought for me! Humbly GRATEFUL is beyond what my heart FEELS! It’s only right after all right?? Since it DID take almost a year to complete, haha!! May the Light in you burn for all of Forever and a day, Miss Authenticitee a.k.a. e :-*!!!!

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