Black Poetry : Good Guys and Bad Guys

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The good guys and the bad guys
    Eternal enemies in the age old battle for control of souls
    Creatively determined to influence the choices we make
    Their battleground...our very being
    A constant struggle within the movement of our lives
    A war in which our hearts and souls are the valuable, sacred prize

    In our minds, their banners blaze a path of right and wrong
    Meeting at just the right time to rage their war for control
    Each strong in conviction, clever, smart, observant...relentless
    So special are we for them to fight for us as they do

    Their attacks subtle, well disguised, not easily seen
    For they know where and how to tease us
    Trick us with our own selfish desires
    Cleverly they make us justify our back and forth allegiance to their cause
    Each has a master key to the locks on our most private doors

    Good guys and bad guys are with us all the time
    We enjoy the attention we recieve from them
    We love the magic they offer us
    We crave the excitement, the joy
    We seek it out from each of them

    Good guys and bad guys
    Offering greatness to us
    Rewards beyond belief
    We are caught up in this war
    A war of very thin lines between happiness and grief

    Despite their eagerness to win our lives
    It is a war they fight, but a war we control
    Our choice between them determines the winner
    Each and every one of us
    Be we saint or be we sinner

    From the choices we make
    One will eventually fall
    The good guy or bad guy
    That lives within us all

    BE
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a graphic picture of truth concerning our soul's final fate.
    There is a full blown sermon in this one honey. This poetic work
    accurately depicts the mind as the battleground for the soul and that it truly is as stated in the bible.

    "Despite their eagerness to win our lives
    It is a war they fight, but a war we control
    Our choice between them determines the winner
    Each and every one of us
    Be we saint or be we sinner "

    Heartbeat, this is my favorite verse in this beautiful poem.
    This sums up the entire subject matter of this poetic work.
    You used your pen well.


    *May the good guys (The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) attack you with their goodness continously. Through your choice they will win in the end.*
     
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    Maggie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    I tell you nothing new when I say how diverse your talents are. I appreciate your skills, but more than that, I appreciate your way of imparting truth. Your style is such that you do not turn the reader away. Yet the message is never diluted or lost.

    thank you for this, teacher

    Maggie
     
  4. ladyx

    ladyx Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Heartbeat,

    thank you. This is very important to me, always. Seems I'm in a never-ending struggle between the two forces.

    thank you, brother

    X
     
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    A lesson...

    [SIZE=huge]...I think we all
    need to be taught,
    at some point;
    and what better
    way, than through
    some exceptional
    verse???:D :D
    *I'm feelin' it*
    [/SIZE]
     
  6. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After reading this for the 50-11th time ...

    I am reminded of why this piece is one of my favorite "heartbeats". Thank you for sharing it here. You bring a very important message with skill as well as conviction. Your words are timely and much-needed; lest we forget the seriousness of this great controversy.

    Write on, Poet! :)

    a
     
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