I know what desperation feel like.
It’s never been a good feeling.
Not even when it was for the positive. So I’ve always thought desperate was a bad word. But today, I have a different point of view. A new perspective. And I think desperate means to me, and feels, like motivation. To be determined to get “it.”
I’ve been desperate for love. So today I love myself.
I’ve been desperate for money. So today I work hard.
I’ve been desperate to be “perfect.” So today I just give my all, do my best.
I’ve been desperate to be free. So today I let go.
I’ve been desperate to be emotionally pain free. So today I embrace the pain and process it.
All this I do today because I am desperate.
My Red Stilletos
The outside is red and the inside is black. They’re arched in the middle and pointed at the tip. They have tall heels, size 8 1/2, made of 100 % genuine leather. They’re made by Steve Madden, and you can smell the strong leathery smell when you open the box.
I love these shoes because they define my calves and put a stronger twist in my walk, a smile on my face and sass in my attitude. They definitely make me feel like a queen.
I first fell in love with them at the age of 11 because they made me feel, look, and walk like a model. They definitely wanted me to want more. So I was able to make money off of wearing heels.
I started making money at 15, the first time I solicited myself for money. I didn’t feel afraid. I felt bold, grown, and confident.
And from that day forward, I made up my mind that if I wanted to do anything that I was unsure of, put on a pair of seven to nine inch stillettos, and it will boost up my confidence.
Shannon Parker Bryant
The blankets in here make me itch. I have a circle of yellow roses opening up on my itchy blanket that look like a big old map. They ask me why I am blind in one eye and can see out the other. My name is Tracy, and the path is fair because I got good hair. Red, white and blue without a trace. I meet you face to face. Feeling helpless when I fall in the hall. Back up, standing. Tall, beautiful and all.