Sincere ‘ Legacy
‘When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter, yeah the paint could peal, the glass could shatter..’ as I’m jamming to ‘The Bones’ by Maren Morris – I can’t help but to think.
It’s been years the two of them had seen each other. In fact, 17 years since they have been physically each other presence. The bond they share is indeed unbreakable, unshakeable, something that’s truly solid~ concrete. As the day slowly approaches the two them anticipate what it would actually be like.
Will they hug each other, kiss each other, or maybe just stare? Will they cry, laugh, smile, or do all three? Will others notice that its actually something magnetic between the two of them? Will they be able to hide what’s obvious ~ Will they even care about what’s obvious?
Of course, you may be thinking who are the ‘theys’ in this story. ‘ Legacy and Sincere’. The two of them met when they were only teens. Sincere remembers it like yesterday. Legacy cuts through her mothers yard wearing some white jershey’s shorts, a white sleeveless T shirt. Sincere whispers to her sister Nikki how cute he was. Legacy must have been thinking the same thing about her, as he approaches boldly asking her name and giving his number. Although, they never dated. Legacy vowed to be her friend forever. His vow may have enormous for teenage boy to keep. Its been one that Legacy have kept ( hands down).
Somehow, this seems like a scene from Love and Basketball, its truly not. Life happened to Sincere so quickly. She begin to have kids before Legacy, and end up with a guy who would change the whole trajectory of her life. Sincere life took a detour into prison. And she received a lengthy sentence. For a few years in, Legacy and Sincere didn’t speak. But, as we know what’s meant to be is meant to be. Even if that means being the best of friends. The two of them linked back up.
And Sincere remembers calling his grandma’s house, and his brother answers. To her surprise the number was still the same. But, Legacy was not home. Long story short his brother agreed to let him know to call her. Dude, kept his word because not even ten minutes later ~ Legacy was returning the call.
They connected like there was never a disconnection. In reality, they wasn’t. Its crazy how they spent hours trying to catch each other up. Legacy asks her could he jose her. And being the lay back, most understanding female, she replies if you want to. Then, she asks a bold question, how long are you planning on being here? Legacy responded forever. And again he has kept his vow.
Now, the time has come for Legacy to be release. She has done her time and now all she wants to do is start new, start fresh. A lot about her has changed. She’s more driven, wiser in more ways than we can count. But, the heart of her has not changed. She’s still has this pureness that draws more people to her, she’s still loving, caring, loyal, and inner beauty makes her outer beauty shines even more so.
She’s now ready to be the best mom, best sister, best friend. Sincere is proud to welcome the new HER.
Even more so, She’s ready to be in Legacy presence. And although, the both of them are adults now. She can not wait to hold the guy down that held her down for so long. If you are reading this you could be ‘Legacy’ ~ and if not tell him this for me, never mind ~ its count down ~ I’ll tell him face to face in a lil while.
Sincere ‘ Legacy ‘When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter, yeah the paint could peal, the glass could shatter..’ as I’m jamming to ‘The Bones’ by Maren Morris – I can’t help but to think. It’s been years the two of them had seen each other. In fact, 17 years since they have …
I was born and raised in southwest Louisiana. I am 35 years old. I am a graduate of Ashland University where I humbly earned my AA in General Studies and BA in Mass Communication. I recently published by first inspirational/motivational book for young girls and women titled: B.B.U. I am a firm believer that our purpose in life goes beyond ourselves and our own doorsteps. Writing is my passion and I pray that my writing continues to ignite the hope that our world desperately needs.
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