This is me,

the real me.

Take me as I am.

I am who I am.

I did not crumble.

I did not bend.

Nothing could change the resilience in me.

It took a long time to get here.

This is where I belong.

I stayed on this course-

until the end.

My faith did not waver.

It did not bend.

I’ve carved my way through the beaten paths.

The roads were not straight,

and they were not without resistance.

But, no matter the obstacles,

or whatever the tests were-

each one was passed.

I made it.

I am here.



~Yvonne L


Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Transformation)





I Give Myself to You

I Give Myself to You


Even when I didn’t know how to love willfully you loved me

unconditionally. I was going through my life and living on

borrowed time, but I didn’t know it, until I begin to learn

love’s true meaning comes from above. Revelation of your

love is a catalyst for my transformation and new outlook.

Since you’re embodiment of love, I’m an image of love.

Your love is in me, and mine in you. Here with willingness,

I am yours …The life I live, it’s yours. It is not mine to  own…

I surrender completely. My love belongs to you  …

I give myself solely to you.

My Words – My World- My Declarations


In my world, I’ve never been the type of person believing the things I want to accomplish I couldn’t.  If someone has accomplished it, then it’s possible. Therefore, it might necessitate finding a way to accomplish it my way.  Maybe this is the origin of my creativity. One of my niches is having the ability to see depth in simplicity.  My thoughts rise above naysayers doubt- Belief in myself fuels me with the belief I can.

I am aware I think like an idealist at times,  but I’m wise enough to face the reality the world is not pure.  I find although blogging is new for me, blogging offers an opportunity to express my creativity.  After writing some years now, my initial purpose for writing was more from a recreational perspective. However, soon I have realized there is a need to fulfill a purpose of allowing my writing to empower myself and others.

The honor of walking across a stage to receive a literary Pulitzer Award or having my name branded as a household word like the poet Maya Angelou may never occur. Gaining a large audience and having the world pat me on my back are not what I seek. The Social media standards of popularity by acquiring high numbers of likes or the opportunity to boast massive followers are not my aim either. There are some who will never know of my existence or prefer my words but to become one single voice among many by making a positive difference is my  ultimate desire.

In my world, a place beyond mediocre to excellence, I desire to write inspirational words which linger.  In my world, writing words seasoned with substance and deep enough to take root are of importance. I won’t use words to incite hate and use craftiness to degrade others. I will find ways to engage others and continue to aspire to find words that penetrate hearts, stimulate, and challenge minds- thus, spark transformations.

In my world, I don’t purport to be a magician. My words aren’t birthed from arrogance or manipulation. But if I was a magician, my words would bring healing and relieve others from their toxicity.  My words would have the potency to shed light on truth and open eyes blinded to injustices.  In my world, my words would lift others out of deep holes and change hearts of stone to flesh.

This is a declaration. These are words of affirmation- my words are expressed from a place where they can flow freely from societal expectation.  My source of inspiration is from a higher level where faith in words is true.  The place where words framed this world- and words have power.

For this reason, I am careful, and I am conscious of being a good steward of what I say because I know words paint images- and the images I desire for others is to see hope.


`Yvonne L