These Chains I hold in my hand
By Tamyara Brown
These Chains I hold in my hands….
Have a story behind the ability to overcome adversity.
These chains didn’t hold me down or break my spirit.
In fact they gave me power beyond belief to know I can overcome anything
I withstood the days of fighting, raising hell and being jailed so my great, great grandchildren could walk freely.
I walked many miles, felt whips across my back, pick cotton with my bare hands.
I was belittle while shackled in these chains but in my spirit I knew this too shall pass
I never lost faith that these chains made to oppress me wouldn’t be broken.
I stand before you a woman of many strengths and innate power to remind you chains can be broken.
These chains I hold in my hands once where shackled around my ankles and my wrists but I wouldn’t allow it to enslave my mind.
It is a constant reminder that I broke every hold they had on me.
I knew sooner than later my struggle would open doors for a better tomorrow.
I held the key to my freedom.
My mind, body and spirit wasn’t for them to keep.
For all my sisters shackled to belief they are chained to impossibilities
For all my sisters chained to lost hope and dreams deferred.
You hold the key just use it to open it and see you that impossibilities mean
Breathe life into your dreams and watch them come alive.
Dreams never die they are only deferred. They come alive when you breathe life into them.
Just remember whatever chains made to hold you can be broken.
©2014 Tamyara Brown- Tamluvstowrite
Author Tamyara Brown
My love for writing is unconditional. It is my sanity in this crazy world.