Genesis by Jaz


I’ve always known her

she’s been the fearless one

her brass for my cymbals

her strong for my weak

Not afraid to fly

I was her on every birthday

She towered over my insecurities

Chest out

Back arched

She danced with grace and fury

Walked tall in this world

Breathed fire and rescued me

I was not enough-

so she had to be

I knew my colors

no one would understand

so it was over that spectrum of hues

the petals closed tightly

A burning beauty


Born out of lifelines

handed down by angels

She showered my shadows

with gifts of acceptance

She would lend me her wings

when I still was yet unaware of mine

And we would go on long flights of imagination

Confidence and Vision

We ate the morning sun for breakfast

Ordered determination for lunch

and finished off with sweet treats of

Consistency and Courage

She would have me up at dawn

just to go over my dreams

and always made sure

I had a fresh change of clothes-

what wasn’t working had to go

She would sing me the saxophone

and send my heart sentiments of love-just because

She held my shine until I could find it inside

Oh and man could she fight!!

would go up one side and down the other

of fear

And anything that looked

like procrastination

would get a beat down!

She held me at night

when they told me I wasn’t right

attempted to squeeze my triangles into squares

tried to steal my light and

little by little

I grew from beneath her wing-span

and matched her height



We got married

2 years ago

and I finally showed up for my wedding



But still lessons








We’ll get there

Hand in hand

For now I know

It’s okay to be me.


© Jaz

Serendaing Flowers

Excerpt from the book Serenading Flowers

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Jaz WAbout the Author

Jaz is an actress, ASCAP member-songwriter, published poet, model and singer from Philly, PA. Jaz is pursuing her BA in Theater Studies at Temple University. She is a member of Temple’s Golden Key International Honour Society and on the Dean’s List. Jaz was also just awarded as a 2017 honoree of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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