Who do you think you are! A voice loaded with contempt and disgust rang out with anger; words which was said with the intention to cause humiliation, shame and harm to the intended recipients.
Who do you think you are? The voice spoke once again; this time a lethal dose of hate was injected; words to embarrass, belittle and to destroy healthy self-esteem. These words were an example of words of destruction. Not merely the words, but more so the manner in which they were spoken.
In an effort to defend my pride, my esteem, manhood; but most of all, my ability to live with my self; I answered and said, “I am a strong man who have not sold my manhood. I am more than what you see; there is much more to me than my simplicity.
I am honest; I am strong, and I will stand against the odds; even alone. My ego is small, my humility is large and my love grows daily, even for you.
I am every thing you despised, for I can be anything I want to be. My ability to be; is only limited by my imagination, and my imagination has a scope; which is beyond your concepts, plans, intentions, will, and wishes for me. My will is stronger than your effort and ability to hamper my progress. Who do I think I am? Is that the question you asked?
I will endeavor to tell you who I am not. I am not a man whose life is Govern by fear, I am not one that will be shook and tossed by external imposition, I am not the person who will wait on someone else to validate my importance and I am not an accomplishment but a work in progress a potential just waiting to be realized. I am not a blueprint of predictability; but I am the embodiment of complex simplicity.”