MANDALA # 04/1000 

Laugh with the Sun

My mom taught me
To stand tall amongst the crowd
She warned me
the world would not be easy on me
because I was different
because I didn’t look like the other girls
and I didn’t think like the other kids
She taught me to push back
She taught me strength
to defend myself and to
defend those who couldn’t
and when the dark cloud formed above us
we held hands in the storm
She showed me how we carried the light
in the darkest of days
She taught me the most important
lesson of all
To laugh with the sun
and cry with the moon