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by Lindo, Canada Mar 21, 2006
Health   Poetry


Strip away the hard skin of an onion. What do you see?
A naked onion without its hard brittle casing.

Strip away the thin layers of an onion. What do you see?
The rings of the onion’s life.

No, it’s our life, you’re peeling away the fear, the shame, the hurt, the losses, the weight of the world.

Strip away the rings of your life. What do you see?
The core of your being. What do you see?

Melted away the hard brittle of life and reborn the seedling of the onion.
The birth of you...



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I am new to the art of writing. After doing journalism for awhile, I decided to give it a go and enter the world of poetry. As a young woman who was born in the Caribbean and grow up in Canada, I like to write from personal experiences and what moves me from a social perspective. I have a passion for youth causes and solutions to issues youth faces today. I like to say I am a catalyst for change. One of my future goals is to publish a novel. I am on that journey...
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