"There's no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you." ----Maya Angelou
Reva: My mama's name.
Aver: Reva spelled backwards.
"If I could write, I'd write a story nobody would believe."
---Reva Rice Allison
aver:1. : to declare positively
2. : law, to verify or prove to be true in pleading a case
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She was right. I did walk a mile in her shoes. I walked some of the same roads she walked in spite of my determination to do the exact opposite of everything she did. I would have denied her existence in my life if I could have. Lord knows I tried. So deep was this desire that she was “Mama” to her four children while I am "Momma” to my four children.
She occupies quite a bit of real estate in my journals and in the memoir I’ve worked on for the past few years. As I "mark my words," I hear Mama in the background averring hers.