Black Poetry : Selfishness vs. selflessness

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Every once in a while i want to...
    Forget the greatness of who i'm called to be
    To act as if the world is spinning just for me
    Lay aside the heavy burden called reponsibility
    Forget the purpose behind all this god-given ability
    Lay my cape down and refuse to saved the world
    And just be a regular in the crowd, an ordinary girl

    But then something whispers to me ...
    To whom much is given much is required
    And failure is never ever to be desired

    What if Martin quit cause it was to hard of a race
    What if he decided not to dream me in to this place

    What if Harriet quit cause the journey was such a bother
    What if she decided not to share the way with my mother

    What if Christ quit cause the cross was just to much to bear
    What if he decided to not offer the salvation that got me here

    What if the world is depending on me to birth that which is inside of me
    What if I hold the key to changing the world into what it ought to be

    Who am I to be so selfish as to not live up to what i was called to be
    Who am I to hold up progress because I feel like it is too much for me

    Why would it be my calling if I was not capable of complete success
    Why would such a mighty task be entrusted to me if I wasn't the best

    How could i ever think that my brother is too heavy for he's a part of me
    How could i ever shirk my responsibily for its part of what i'm called to be


     
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    I love how this was script in PANTOUM style and it's unselfishness twist
     
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    This is a very deep piece where some should be capable in re-evaluating their lives. We all were put here for a purpose, but we also choose whether to pursue that purpose. So should we be selfish and live for ourselves or be selfless and live for God and help others. I think the outcomes of each option shows a very obvious answer
     
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    The way you posed this piece...was like a breath of fresh air. We often take others' sacrifices for granted, rarely asking what would have been the result, if they didn't press on. And yes, the same could be asked of ourselves. Hats off to you poet!
     
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    :wave:
    poet allow me to say how
    beautifully written this jank is.
    i appreciate you for bringing this
    out and allowing God in you to
    bless me as well as the others that
    have perused this!
    God bless you and your pen as you
    continue to churn out exceptionally
    blessed works!

    ~AgAbus
     
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    asimplepoet:
    Beautifully written!

    Much luv
     
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    This is a great

    asimplepoet
    This is a greatflow. There is no selfishness in your life. What if you didn't continue to shine.This flow wouldn't have come to mind. Your on point and well focused. Keeping flowing these powerful and inspirational flows.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    very deep questions

    very well expressed here poet

    feeling the depth

    brang it

    peace
     
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