God, I stand in awe today.
Of those Black women.
The ones who stood up
and once again said…
With the Strength on their Ancestors,
and with the Radiance of their Daughters.
They pushed the limits of everything,
Body, Brain, Spirit, Heart
Including Fame, and when enough
They said enough.
I thank you
for the eloquence
of their embodied
the quivering, vibrancy of life
that streamed out of Simone Biles* and Naomi Osaka’s Very Being
The Self-Evaluation that Let Them
And the World
To Have Limits
To Set Boundaries
To Say No
To Own Your Own Body
and to Say
I am Enough
I Have Done Enough
I am Beautifully and Fiercely Made
I am God’s Beloved Image Bearer
And The Stars will Sing Out
And and Angels will Sing Out
And the Universe will Sing Out
For we Are All Important Parts of It
And It is Enough
Thank You For All You Have Done
You are Enough
I thank God for you
For Giving Your All
Physically and Mentally
For All Your Yeses
And All of Your Nos
May You Feel God’s Blessings Roll Down
And May You Feel That You Too
Feel free to use/share/adapt with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
* with apologies with the wrong name before. I have a real issue (perhaps disability) with names which means that even though I double checked the name online my brain typed it wrong.
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2 thoughts on “Enough, A Prayer of Olympic Boundaries”
Did you mean Simone Biles, or Nina Simone?
Thank you I have a real issue with names that is embarrassing