Updated: Mar 17
By Shelby Phoenix
Whose That Girl
She thought she was a rebel.
But she was drinking the poison
they fed her to quiet her mind
and dimming her light
instead of letting it shine.
So she put out her cigarette and
put down her drink. She rolled out
a yoga mat and finally, she could think.
She realized that her unhappiness
was not a misfortune put on her by others
but a path she had been herded towards
and she still had time to turn around.
She changed her direction.
And began to walk against the crowd.
She pushed and she shoved and she
found a new path.
When they told her she was lost
she never looked back.
At first it was a lonely walk
there was no one with which to talk
but along the way she found a wise guide.
When she asked them which way to go.
They told to her to look inside her heart to
find true north.
So she sat down along her way.
She squeezed her eyes tight and
breathed deep into her lungs.
And she could not believe
what was in her sight.
Her heart did not tell her to go
left or go right or west or east.
Her heart told her she was exactly
where she needed to be.
So she slowed her pace and
She drank fresh water and ate
what grew from the ground.
She nurtured her body and practiced
using her mind.
She gathered sticks and built a
home started a fire to make it
cozy and warm.
From time to time another wanderer
stumbles by and she welcomes them in.
And when they ask her which
way to go she says “look inside
your heart to find true north”