Greetings! My name is Keliesia Cross. I am a 24-year-old poet and aspiring author.
I’m from Rockingham North Carolina but I currently reside in Greensboro North Carolina. Poetry is how I express feelings that can’t be expressed by actions alone. I use the hashtag writing to stay sane because I would’ve lost myself by now if it wasn’t for poetry.
They watered me with pain.
Planted me with doubt.
Left me without sunshine.
Hoping I wouldn’t sprout.
Used dirt instead of soil.
So dry and so rough.
Buried me in the bottom of a box,
Thinking my roots wouldn’t grow.
I was just a seed.
All I had was everything they wanted me to know.
So I bathed in the pain,
Watering myself with my own tears.
I couldn’t feel the sunshine,
We were strangers for years.
I wrestled with the dirt,
As it scraped against my skin.
I found my way out of that box.
I flowered within.??