Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Brickhouse Boulders” by Tamika Trammel

Brickhouse Boulders

I’m a brickhouse
not because I measure 36-24-36.
Because my shoulders are made of boulders
that I use to uplift.
Boulders are heavy
not easy to wane.
They endure the hardship
of excessive sunshine, heavy winds, torrential rain.
My shoulders are heavy
not easy to tear.
They endure the burden
of unconditional love, repeated heartache, cumbersome care.
But I chose not to let these burdens
turn into despair.
No matter how much suffering
when life is unfair.
Because just like boulders
strong is the will of my shoulders.
I am a brickhouse
not because I measure 36-24-36.
Because my shoulders are made of boulders
that I use to uplift.

Tamika Trammel
Oct. 1, 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.TamikaTrammel.com

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