BSSE welcomes to its pages Poet Dr. Nesha Jenkins-Tate. Her inspiring poem, “I am Tall” came to my attention last week while writing the second episode of the James Darby prequel (Make Me A Soldier) to the novel First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story. In both the prequel novella and the novel, James Darby stood tall.
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AFFIRMATION: Today I am standing tall for something inside me: a principle, a virtue, a value.
Today I am standing tall for something outside of me: a cause, a child, a community.
Each time that I take a stand for something bigger than me, for something greater than my own fears, I feel myself growing stronger.
And because I am a person willing to take a stand, today I can stand TALLer.
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Copyright © 2011 Dr. Nesha Jenkins-Tate
Nesha Jenkins-Tate, PhD, is a contemporary philosopher and poet who blogs life-coaching poetry about love and peace under the name, Dr.neeesh. You can experience more of her poetry at the publicly accessible site at: http://www.facebook.com/lovepoems4peace