Photo Courtesy Sears Portrait Studios
17-year-old Carliesha is a great girl. Like most teens her age, she enjoys getting her hair and nails done and going to the mall. Others describe her as pretty, funny, smart, and a girl with a sense of style! If she could change one thing about the world, Carliesha would make people kinder to one another. To her, being adopted means "being a part of a family." Carliesha deserves to be a part of a loving family.
Carliesha has many talents, one of which is writing. Her favorite subject in school is literature. Carliesha expresses herself through her poetry and says writing helps her mentally and emotionally.
Here is one of her poems:
Stone By Stone
I have a wall you cannot see. Because it's deep inside of me.
It blocks my heart on every side and helps emotions there to hide.
You cannot reach in, I can't reach out. You wonder what it's all about.
The wall I built that you can't see results from insecurity.
Each time my tender heart was hurt, the scars within grew worse and worse.
So stone by stone, I built a wall that's now so thick it will not fall.
Please understand that it's not you. Continue trying to break it through.
I want so much to show myself and love from you will really help.
So bit by bit chip at my wall till stone by stone it starts to fall. I know the process will be slow.
It's never easy to let go of hurts and failures long ingrained upon one's heart from years of pain.
I'm so afraid to let you in, I know I might get hurt again.
I try so hard to break the wall but seem to get nowhere at all.
For stone upon each stone I've stacked and left between them not a crack.
The only way to make it fall are imperfections in the wall. I did the best I could to build a perfect wall, but there are still a few small flaws, which are the key to breaking through the wall to me.
Please use each flaw to cause a crack, to knock a stone off the stack.
For just as stone by stone was laid, with every hurt and every pain, so stone by stone the wall will break as love replaces every ache.
Please be the one who cares enough to find the flaws no matter what...
A special thank you to Mokaik Concept Salon for making Carleisha look and feel great. Also, a special thank you to Bridget Ray with Nail Delivery for making a special stop to complete Carleisha's look with a manicure. To learn more about Moziak, please call (314) 395-7552. They are located at 10423 W. Florissant. For more information about Nail Delivery - a full service nail salon on wheels, please contact Bridget at (314) 825-6966.