Bri

my mind

becomes the playground

where thoughts

of worthlessness,

condemnation,

monkey around

on the bars

that connect

my mind

body

and spirit.

close my eyes,

darkness.

weakened

from the war

waging in my mind.

succumb

to my reality.

i'm told

there is light.

if i can't choose death,

please teach me to live.

defeat

can not reside

where rhythms of victory

dominate.

powerful

resides

within the depths

of the powerless.

the gift of suffering

feeds strength

to the soul.

i can not be refined

without scrapes.

i can not be healed

without wounds.

through cracks,

light dances,

i am

exquisitely,

uniquely,

beautifully,

broken.

British Aaliyah is a creative whose form of artistic expression is connecting the dots to create an exquisite masterpiece. Captivated by eyes that tell a personal story but connects to our own journey, Aaliyah enjoys recreating portraits, writing lyrical poetry with emotional intensity, and ministering through the radio waves at Worship 95

“My work is charged with fervor. Portraits go far beyond a pretty or interesting picture. Everyone has a story. Strength, adversity, and triumph complete the portrayal of each piece and can be personally interpreted. Character is not defined by beauty, yet it is identified through interpretation.” - British Aaliyah