The Performer

The Performer

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Look here, young woman
Life is short, to spend groaning over milk that doesn't get to the boil
Complaining about your failures
Sleepless nights imported by your destructive thoughts
Keep positive, as much as you can
Give yourself one reason to smile…none? You're alive!
A girl's gotta do what a girl's got to do
Don't just sit there and whine
While the rest are dining using your wine glass honey
Wake up, smell the coffee!

You are special
The world's greatest!
One in a million
You deserve all the happiness
You've got no replica of you in this world
You are capable of great accomplishments
You are YOU!

Enjoy yours while it lasts
Never hold regrets close to your chin
Feel good about yourself…anytime, all the time!
Spoil yourself, encourage yourself, and revitalize your mind
With good thoughts, healthy food, sufficient exercise
Surround your life with loved ones
Life is short…say your “I love you’s” well in advance but:
Only if you mean it!
Smile…be glad as many times as possible
Even when tears of blue come…
I'm letting you know that
You are not alone.

You may need a friend
A confidant…a shoulder…a hand
You may need a voice, an opinion, a smile
I stand strong
I give you strength
I assure you
That I'll always be here
For your needs so near
So to just be clear
We need each other dear!


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