Skin as soft as rosebuds, eyes voluminous and veiled. Hair, a cascade of pure velvet, yet her eyes still tell the tale. On the surface, there’s perfection, for no one can see the pain. So, she searches for protection. For, the thorns of life remain. As graceful as the queen she is, she often walks alone. Yet, she will not shed a single tear. She won’t give up her throne.
Skin as soft as rosebuds, eyes voluminous and veiled. Hair, a cascade of pure velvet, yet her eyes still tell the tale. Whenever she grows weary, she finds strength to walk by faith. For, the tug-of-war within her guides the choices that she makes. As faithful as the morning dew, she waits with bated breath. She won’t budge from perch of truth. No, she’ll not take a step.
Skin as soft as rosebuds, eyes voluminous and veiled. Hair, a cascade of pure velvet, yet her eyes still tell the tale. Behind the veil of beauty, shades of truth are often torn. But, she gives without abandon and hides from what she mourns. As she lifts her head with purpose, she prepares to win this fight. She’ll walk with grace and favor and her faith will shape her life.
LORNA JACKIE WILSON is an author from Detroit, Michigan. She has an affinity for lyrical poetry, spoken-word, and courageous conversations that speak to conditions in foster care. She has lived in Michigan most of her life outside of enlistment in the United States Army. She has four beautiful children who support her writing and encourage its continuance. Lorna says, "My family is such an inspiration to me in all of my endeavors and I sincerely appreciate and love them dearly." Lorna's journey continues as she gives back by speaking about foster care experiences and overcoming obstacles. She retired from public education in 2019 and is the founder and owner of Black Butterfly Books LLC. She holds master's degrees in Business Education and Information Technology and often utilizes graphic design to bring her writings to life. Lorna says, "But more importantly, I find myself in awe, as I watch God organize my thoughts and convey those things that I could never do alone. My prayer is to inspire someone, in some way, in an area where they need it most."