Black Poetry : Conviction v/s Fear

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes when you find yourself in the middle of the lions arena
    And the doors open and the lions do roar with a loud voice
    They run from their cages with a deliberate and united intent
    Leaving the only question unanswered to be who gets what and who eats first
    And you know that you in and of yourself can do nothing to save yourself
    That is the time when your convictions that placed you in the arena in the first place are in question
    All the crowd will study your face
    They will look for a sign of fear
    They will look for a tear
    They will listen for a chink in your armor
    They will anticipate your plea (O Lord please NOT ME)
    They hope to hear you curse your God and say why me as you attempt to justify your plea
    But he has not given us a spirit of fear
    And we should not adorn ourselves with the spirit of fear just because it’s presence is near
    That is the time when if we will just stand and listen he will say to us
    “Fear not for I am always with you I will never forsake you or forget you”
    And if you have heard this voice before you will know it as your shepherd’s voice
    And you will follow the voice where it leads
    And like a lamb he will lead you from the slaughter
    But
    if it is his will that your body be destroyed then his will - will be done
    and he will extract your essence (breath/spirit/character) from the body that he gave you in the first place and return it once again in the end
    and then you shall see him face to face in the earth made new
    And in the twinkling of an eye you shall be changed
    And you shall be like Him
    In
    The
    End
    We shall be like Him
    Old things will be passed away
    All things will be new

    Believe it or not?
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is the time when if we will just stand and listen he will say to us
    “Fear not for I am always with you I will never forsake you or forget you”
    And if you have heard this voice before you will know it as your shepherd’s voice
    And you will follow the voice where it leads
    And like a lamb he will lead you from the slaughter -----



    TRUST ME MA---I DO BELIEVE.........LUVIN' THIS RIGHT NOW...LUVIN' IT
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    for that second i stand in faith forth thou r wit me
    i truely have him beside me so i shell not fear

    speak to me as u please....
     
  4. DaFlavaFul

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    "And we should not adorn ourselves with the spirit of fear just because it’s presence is near "
    thats is my fav part! keep speaking to me oh insightful One!
     
  5. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you poets for the read
    I really appreciate the feedback
     
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    shazzy.


    how come you almost let me miss this??!!
    anyway... i loved it... & i believe it!! when you're
    in that "arena" ...the one thing to remember is
    that the battle ain't yours anyway!! :) ...g'on &
    preach poet!! :)

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    it is what it is poet

    and you hit it on the head

    old to the new
    well prevail

    whether we like it or not be stay strong in the mean time


    great piece poet
    great piece


    DSS
     
  8. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    elayne
    I am so honored that you enjoyed my little sermon (lol)
    thank you for the read

    So'ja
    Thank you poet always good to know that you and I are in agreement.
     
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    rollin back on top !
     
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    WHEW! Goodness Gracious. I needed this.

    awesome. Thanks for bumping this post up.
     
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