I Don't Need An Umbrella, I Know How To Survive These Tempestuous Winds

Author: Danabelle Gutierrez
Book: I Long To Be The River

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Poetry Reading at BreakTHrough (Courtyard Theatre Dubai)

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I was born in the middle of a storm.
I've always been one to run towards
the things that I'm told to stay away from.
My grandmother said that I took after my grandfather.
The rebel who did what he did just to prove that he can.
The army general who always got what he wanted.
Everybody said that my grandmother
would never fall for a man like him.
But well, I guess, I'm a living testament
to the fact that my grandfather got what
he wanted…more

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