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You Made Me Whole

Once I was everything
That you wanted in a man
I was worth leaving everything
You had before
I walked through your door

Years would go by that way
You couldn’t love me more
But then came that fateful day
When the man you knew
Just slipped away

Everyone else got the best of me
All you got was the rest of me
But you took the rest of me
And made me whole

Years would go by before
Our love returned
In a different way
The tables turned
But I still say…

Everyone else got the best of me
All you got was the rest of me
But you took the rest of me
And made me whole

Purpose

I woke up this morning thinking about how everyone is here for a purpose – or so some believe. And for some reason, I immediately thought about a man I knew a few years ago. He was a nice guy, but his life seemed pretty messed up to me. He was way overweight, he drank too much, he was a big time womanizer, lived with his mother and he was always broke.

I wondered what his purpose might be.

Later in the day, feeling kind of low, I stood in front of my rather large library – the religion and philosophy section — looking for a book to read a few passages from for inspiration. The book that caught my eye was neither religious nor philosophical. In fact, it was misplaced. It was titled Women Incendiaries — an historical account of the women of the Paris Commune Revolution of 1871.

Interested as I am in women’s rights, I decided to read a chapter, thinking I might find something useful for my own women’s empowerment campaign.

I wasn’t disappointed. The work was well written and documented, I found the material energizing – just the inspiration I needed to get back to my own work.

I removed a bookmark from the back of the book to mark my place and noticed the bookmark was actually a business card from where I bought the book. A café owned by a woman in Upper Harlem. A woman introduced to me by the man I thought about earlier in the day.