You came into this world
like a ray of sunlight
Pushing your way through bars
created to keep God out.
While folks around you
buried themselves under layers
of fear, concrete-heavy,
you allowed your petals to unfold,
bravely showing the world
the essence of your soul.
Your love was too great to keep
restrained within a bud.
Despite the perils of winter,
you bloomed, magnificently, under
What some may deem a weed,
is a flower with grit, refusing
to be conquered by her environment.
Like a Field Daisy, you root
yourself in the soil of hope,
expanding your rhizomes
like arms reaching for dreams.
You are a Queen,
wrapped in an ebony robe,
glittering with star dust
created millions of years ago
as a vision of you.
You look deep within the corners
of your flaws, within the crevasses
of your wounds and somehow, every time,
you find the star dust that glitters on your robe.
Remembering you were made radiantly perfect!
You shined your way and broke darkness.
You shined your way and exposed day.
Oh, my beautiful Jameelah, you have never
diminished against the fray!