Untold Story

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Maya Angelou was one of my favorite people, activists, authors, and women on this planet, and her story changed lives merely by being told. It healed her to tell those words that had forsaken her, and I have always been able to relate to her words and her circumstances. She brought goosebumps upon my skin when she spoke and again when I read her words. She is, and will always be, one of the greatest human beings this world ever encountered. If she had never told her stories and kept them inside, there would never have been folks like me that find peace within her words. If she had kept inside her untold stories, I would not be the writer and person that I am today.

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – December 16, 2021

A Dedication To Lil’ Chefs


Braids, ponytails, and hair spiked on top
Curly hair, pixie cuts, and even a mohawk
Twirly dresses trimmed in flowery lace
Jeans, shorts, and an apron on stock

Tiny, little human chefs
Wise beyond their years
Wielding a spatula and skillet
It brings me to happy tears

The sight is amazing to see what they can do
Little people with such big, awesome hearts
Cooking for a competition of champions
With their most favorite dish to start

Chopping, dicing, cubing their feast
All with a friendly smile as they stand on their feet
Baking, searing, and even flambé
They are little chefs striving to never be beat

Note From E. M.

I was inspired to write this after watching Master Chef Junior.  I was catching up on episodes on Hulu, and it just hit me to write about such talented little people.  (I think when I was their age, I was lucky to be able to make macaroni & cheese… )  I look forward to catching up on the rest of the episodes, but good luck to all the little chefs cooking their little hearts out on the show.