Dead End Road-Stephanie Bennett-Henry/Poetry of SL 

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

All my life,

they told me I was pretty;

oh so pretty.

But pretty is a one way road

that runs out fast,

and before you know it

there’s a dead end in front of you

with nowhere to go.

Roadblocks to the left,

some more on the right,

and pretty doesn’t give directions

when you are searching for yourself.

So I turned around.

Headed back where I came from

to look for that pretty girl

with stars in her eyes.

I found her there

just as I remembered her,

and I didn’t tell her

she was pretty.

I told her she was smart.

I told her she was strong.

I told her she was capable.

I wanted her to know

that her hands were filled

with a world she hasn’t seen yet.

I wanted her to know

there was a song in her belly

and a fire in her…

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Author: Sudden Denouement

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