So I thought I’d portray the importance of self-care and ‘growing’ with a new kind of style!

Now, this is a story all about how
My life’s no longer flipped upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
To sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the Queen of my own Affairs

In South Manchester not born but raised
No playground was where I spent most of my days
Not really chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of ‘professionals’ who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my sista got scared
She said ‘Now I’m teachin’ you the skills to become the Queen of your Affairs’

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
‘Can’t you just fight for me, just for today?’
But she said ‘Princesses just sit, whilst Queens mean business’
‘I’m not fighting your battles – You gotta OWN IT.’
She gave me a kiss and then she left me to it.
I put my Walkman on and said, ‘I might as well kick it’.

First bash, went bad
I began feelin’ sad and more sad
They defined my worth and I soaked it all in.
Is this what people are living like?
Hmmmmm this is not alright.

But wait I hear they’re prissy, bourgeois, all that
Is this the type of place that they just damage a cool cat?
I don’t think so
I’ll see when I get there
I hope they’re prepared for the Queen of her own Affairs

Well, I smashed through education
A mix between Psychology and Politics
I read books and through the bull s**t
Realised I was a diamond
Worthy of greatness
Practiced to self-love
Nobody messin’ with this Miss

I reaffirm my self-love day by day
And I wanna teach you to love yourself in every possible way
Compassion is rare but it’s there!
Now when people put me down
I say ‘Nah, forget it’ – ‘I’m the Queen of my own Affairs!’

I do still wobble now and again
But acceptance and forgiveness is key for healin’
Showin’ up for yourself is your greatest gift
And I yell ‘smell ya later’ to those who take the mick
I now look at my kingdom
And I’m finally there
To sit on my throne as the Queen of my own Affairs

 

Until next time,

R