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You Have Been Revealed - "I See You"

This past Saturday, June 13, 2015 I was the Keynote Speaker for the ASCEND graduation for the Theta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I read this poem as part of my address and the students requested it. Therefore I figured, it was time to share with the F.I.R.E. community.

You Have Been Revealed - "I See You"

You cut me down with your evil eyes
You talk behind my back with your bitter twisted lies
All while waltzing around your crystal stairs without a care

But just know I see you

You fail me and say I can do extra-credit
You reject me and say you’ll never get it
All while smiling in my face saying I am here for you

But just know I see you

You say my writing does not make any sense
You discount the fact that I know how to change a dollar into cents
All while you formulate germane critiques just to meet the minimal need but only to say she’s so in need

But just know I see you

You sit around the table conversing with the intention of subverting
You dismiss my accomplishments
All while asserting if it wasn’t for me there would be no you

But just know I see you

You walk out of the room as I enter
You say my look is wild and edgy and I am a little self-centered
All while you encourage me to be me and stay true to myself and not be sad and blue

But just know I see you, I see you, I see you, You have been revealed

Time to take the mask off
The play is over and no you are not getting a round of applause
Because you have been revealed

My teacher, my preacher, my mentor, my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, my cousin, my best-friend, my boyfriend, my girlfriend, my ex-friend, my ex-lover, my ex, my next…..roadblock, hindrance, barrier, bully, discourager, liar, cheater, deceiver, heart-breaker, enemy or friendenemy

You have been revealed

So just know next time you come around here with your cunning eyes telling your cute little lies whispering sweet nothings that will only lead to my demise…You have been revealed and I see you

And now that I have seen you, I can truly see me! My worth, my love, my joy, my peace, my freedom, my sanity, my equality, my value, my purpose, my mission, my all, my wholeness

So although it took a while for me to realize and believe the real you that I was seeing, now that I see you, I see me and I have been revealed, relieved, revitalized, and renewed

- Created by Gimel Rogers, M.A 11/20/14. - Not Authorized For Re-print of Distribution Unless Granted by Author