Black Poetry : Nia (Purpose)

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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The 5th day of Kwanzaa is Nia
    Nia simply means purpose.
    What is our purpose really?
    What purpose do we serve ourselves?
    What purpose do we serve each other?
    Why are we here?
    Why we put here together?
    What is it that we are supposed to be doing?
    What do we mean to each other?
    These are questions we must ask self and others.
    But our lips remain sealed because we are afraid
    Afraid of the answer and what we might find!
    Fear is a instrument that keeps us enslaved.
    Freedom is something we all claim to seek,
    Yet we all still remain bound and chained.
    We need to unloose the shackles of fear.
    Don’t be afraid to ask what your purpose is
    Seek your true purpose in life,
    Find It,
    Live It,
    BE IT
    Stand up!
    Seek it out.
    Find out who you are,
    What you are,
    And where you’re meant to go!!!
    Be proud to seek a purpose, a higher calling in your life
    Be proud to realize and awaken to your true self,
    Whoever you might be
    And where ever you may be!!!
    Stand up, be proud, and love all of you
    The more you love the more you find to love.
    Find your place in life
    Know your place
    And live it!!!!
    There’s not one of us that can’t make a difference
    It is just a matter of playing your part,
    Some are the planners,
    Some are the doers,
    Some are the dreamers,
    Some are the speakers,
    Some are the teachers,
    Some are the healers!!!
    Everyone has a purpose
    One blood, one body, one love is our nia
     
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    I can't help but fall into this with grace and agree ..........yes indeed i have nia
    awesome post sister wow
     
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    Overcoming that fear of the unknown can bring us to realizing our true dreams and aspirations. You pose questions that we all should have already asked ourselves, if not, then why not ask them today? Fabulous write.
     
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    In prepartion for kwanzaa, I must ask have your find your nia (purpose) yety
     
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    A really nice and timely one....





     
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    The last line of this poem especially resonates with me because my daughter's name is Nia-Zuri (beautiful reason)......these are good questions to ask at any time of the year......
     
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    Sister ASP, you always deliver such inspiration and provoke/promote reflection and introspection through your poetry!

    I loved this! And thank you for it!
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bring this out the crate in honor of today
     
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    Al D We become that which we repeatedly do.. PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tis the season to be poetically correct.. I love the simplicity of truth that your words deliver. They are subtle yet very profound. The element of fear is a poignant reality. Well delivered my sister. Yes One blood, One body, and One Love is our Nia...
     
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