One day when I was in 7th grade –
Going to Forest Oak Middle – where adolescents behave,
I was a walker to school and I’d arisen a little late.
Needed to arrive at school on time to keep admin trouble off my plate.
I distinctly remember cutting across a large field
That nearly confirmed Jason and Freddy Krueger were real.
It’s was a very risky feel but had I been late in time
A letter was coming home and Moms would be in my behind.
So I forged ahead in my girl shoes named CANDIE,
With blades of grass between my toes I arrived quick and felt dandy.
And there across the forested brush was my middle school.
I saw the social clicks: the populars, the jocks and the fools.
Just slightly forward of all of the clicks – towards the curb,
I saw my beloved crew, a pack of Honor Nerds.
And in that pack true concern was active,
I was spotted crowning the forest by Katrinna Mathis!
This was my best girlfriend from the Forest Hill hood,
She yelled out: “Oh God Qui – Get out of the woods!”
GET OUT OF THE WOODS? I suppose it’s the right call.
However I made it to school in record time with no stall.
My feet were a mess – I was delivered by “the walk.”
When traipsing through the woods – I’m focused; rarely balk.
Sometimes life is hairy and sometimes you’re the captain.
I challenge you to rise to the occasion – and forfeit saving cute fashions.
Forego the extras, the boo-boo, the ungroomed -ish…
And find your way through it all. I believe YOU’VE GOT THIS.
I had THAT – the day KAT saw me coming out of he woods.
Though being cared for, if I wasn’t prepared for — my best friends acknowledgment was good!
She didn’t want me out there! She didn’t want me lost.
Encouraging you on your journey. Be the captain. Walk #TheWalk.
Pray for and Exercise