Wednesday Word

April 8, 2015

ego-tripping

This Wednesday Word No. 9 may look a little different from the previous posts. And that’s because it’s less inspirational quote and more uplifting poem, in honor of National Poetry Month. To celebrate the occasion, here’s an excerpt from poet Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego Tripping,” courtesy of Cultural Front. You can read it in its entirety here. The thing that’s striking to me about this particular piece is the gravity of the words. The poem’s subject knows her value, her importance, and that’s something we can take away and employ in our own lives. Know that you are great, beautiful, intelligent, respected, powerful, loved, appreciated and so much more.

Have you been reading any good poems this Poetry Month? What’s your favorite poem? Let me know in the comment section below!

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