Black Poetry : I Shine!!!

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  1. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I stopped to think.
    To rest my head over by the fountain sink…
    I decided to take a drink…
    Only to see a reflection….

    Shine in the water…
    I could have sworn it wasn’t mine.
    Who would commit such a crime…
    To hurt themselves this way.

    I rested my head on the bench…
    But every second I would flinch…
    I thought it was from the breeze….
    But I had on two shirts and sweater…
    And believe me…they were all long sleeve.

    So I treaded on…
    Saw a patch of soft green lawn…
    And I spread my poor body against its grain…
    Some guy came running out of his house…
    Asking me if I was going insane.
    He told me to get out of his yard…
    And though it was hard…
    I moved on.

    See regardless of the misconception.
    In regards to my perception…
    And how others view me…
    I kept moving to somewhere safe…
    Where I believed and others believed in me.

    Confusion set me back…
    Lack of trust had me lost…
    And Denial…kept me hiding in the…park…
    Ducking behind the trees…
    Lying in the weeds.
    Now I stand out for all to see…
    Even me.
     
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    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and this...

    is the place where I long to be

    standing in the open

    free for ALL to see

    and accepting...

    including ME.


    I've been encouraged by this Peace

    :heart: is flooding this place!

    *drowning*
     
  3. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

    SHA' ....THIS IS THE TIGHTEST OF THE TIGHT ...WITH U EVERY STEP OF THE WAY ON THIS...THANKS FOR THIS.

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  4. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. For to see you in you is to be accepting of one self...and you must love and accept yourself before someone can love and accept you. I've learned never to hide who you are...for to hide it....in the end you'll only be hiding it from yourself.

    Afridancr...I'm glad it helped you on journey. I hope you reach your destination in life...safely. As everyone else who may read or be inspired by this... :)
     
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    you are home
    you are here
    you are safe
    i believe in you
    so do others too

    beautiful peace

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Destee!!!

    I really appreciate that...
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    refreshing!

    This piece has a wonderful flow nice and easy, and a very comforting thought please thyself and thy master......we can do all we can and thats all we can expect of ourselves.....I'm diggin this !
     
  8. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Tbone!!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Theres nothing like a little self-motivation to start your day off right!!! :)
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    glad you stop hiding and I agree with you 10000000000000000%
     
  10. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know....

    It's been a long time. I have been living behind walls that I didn't even know exist. Shining in ways i couldn't imagine but not for my own pleasure but more or so to prove something. Now i've learned that what is most important is me. And that i must never let myself down. My words are strong to my own mental and helps me keep focus on my life and the goals ahead. I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.

    Thanks!!!!:)
     
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