Black Poetry : I Am A Man.... Today

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  1. D-Rock

    D-Rock Member MEMBER

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    I know that I am a imperfect man in an imperfect world..
    And somehwere out there, is my imperfect girl
    I've made mistakes and I wear them upon my shoulders, everyday;
    Because those mistakes have become my teachers, that show me the way;
    I've walked burning sands to be here;
    Where I am.
    I am stronger now than I have ever been;
    Finally able to see the light at the end.
    You empowered me and lite a fire within;
    I'm on high and don't know if I'll ever come back down again;
    Your belief gave me wings and I feel like I can fly;
    Limitless, is the sky.
    My perspectives are far from where they used to be;
    In the mirror, I am proud of the reflection starring back at me.
    I am a man whose actions follow his words;
    Open, are my eyes;
    My heart, now undisguised.
    The pain I made you bare the burden of..
    As a souvenir of my juvenile kind of love
    I apologize for all that you didn't deserve to feel;
    But know, that the thick of it, was always real
    I am a marker that a boy can turn into a man, if he truly believes;
    In all the he could be.
    In all that you made me.
    I've learned so much in such a short time;
    I'm a diffrent being than I was, when you were mine;
    I took for granted the power of a strong, beautiful woman's love;
    The kind that could only be sent from God up above;
    I forgot to cherish you
    Honor you
    Respect you
    Believe in you
    It happens for so few;
    To find a women who will stick by your side through the firecest of storms;
    Be your shelter when all you need is warmth;
    As constant as the North star.
    Yet, I forgot, to cherish, who YOU are.
    All the while, the boy in me..
    Was waging war, on the man I so wanted to be..
    All I wanted was right there,
    But the devil blinded and I couldn't see..
    Or maybe I just didn't want to see..
    What was standing right in front of me.
    I was dealt the cards of a man who's boyish ways took control;
    Left him feeling half instead of whole;
    I took what was left and started this journey to become who I know I can;
    A better man;
    I met angels who wrap their wings around me and shield me from my self destructive ways;
    In a lightning storm, they have become the sunshine's rays;
    If I fall, they lift me to my feet;
    Encorage me to, next time defeat;
    The learning, never ends, when you search for the best of you.
    You fight the temptations, and somehow you get through.
    I know I'm not there yet, but I know I'm on my way;
    Because yesterday..
    I was a foolish boy..
    But I am a man...
    today.
     
  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Hey, Hey, now!


    :bowdown:


    ..."But when I became a MAN, I put away such childish things..."


    FABULOUS piece! :toast:


    A testimony of growth and wisdom.
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tyte drop.



    my favorite lines, (and it was hard to pick)

    "To find a women who will stick by your side through the firecest of storms;
    Be your shelter when all you need is warmth;
    As constant as the North star.
    Yet, I forgot, to cherish, who YOU are."
     
  4. D-Rock

    D-Rock Member MEMBER

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    Thank you CherryBlossom and Randee...my heart was in this peice.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Me oh my, my...

    I absolutely love this piece! I don't even know you and I feel proud how you broke past situations down and owned responsibility to won the reward of an improved you. This is a strong and stirring piece that felt good to received. Thank you for sharing a piece of you with us.


    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    you are indeed da man .....this was tyte !
     
  7. D-Rock

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    CocoButterSkyn Thank you so much...it was a tough time in my life but a time that taught me so much about who I am. Thank you for feeling it!


    $$Rich$$...Haha...Thanks man...it means alot that my flow is well recieved.
     
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    :) Good stuff!!! growing is a beautiful process
     
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    Swt :toast: Yes it is. Thank you.
     
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