Black Poetry : The Faces We Wear

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  1. strgblkwoman

    strgblkwoman Member MEMBER

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    A pretense of love to solicit a friendship.
    A façade of acceptance when forming a kinship.
    The faces we wear, void of honor and truth.
    Deceit is its name. Shame is its proof.

    The faces we wear, the falsehoods of notion.
    Climbing the ladder for success and promotion.
    Where is integrity? What does it matter?
    Do we find remorse when lives have been shattered?

    The faces we wear puffed up with vain glory.
    Judgment on status when all have a story.
    A message to those that find themselves wearing …
    The habits of old, their faces uncaring.
    The faces we wear reflect the right fruit,
    peace trims the vine, pure love at its root.

    The eyes are compassion, the lips do not lie.
    We inhale a pure savor, so sweet from on high.
    The faces we wear…permit the image of Christ
    to dwell in our hearts, to reign in our lives.

    As the light of the Lord brightens your face,
    duplicities severed for truth's in its place.
    Why must we wear faces when God gave His Son,
    to erase all the faces except the True One?
    Hold on to the beauty, its visions of awe.
    Our faces are cleansed with the power of God.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    About Face

    strgblkwoman, words are wise but seldom true- facing truth? What poets do. God bless.

    1poetsought
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    1poet said it all....
     
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    Somewhere Dunbar is smiling. Continue to grow and improve upon your craft.

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    ok . I like it ,,, flow on
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very nice piece

    I enjoy reading your work.


    souldeep!
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    :heart:
     
  7. strgblkwoman

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    The Faces We Wear was inspired by the relationships that are established at home, work, church, etc. During the establishment of those relationships, sometimes we pretend to be a certain way so that we may become accepted by an individual or an organization. Sometimes we become deceitful in order to achieve a goal. Sometimes we forget that sincerity has its own unique place in keeping us real with oneanother and down to earth.

    My focus on God and His desire for me to be sincere is my daily endeavor. With so many different personalities, we often pick and choose those that we want to have relationship with and quite often miss out on those that would be more dediciated or loyal as a friend or companion.

    Therefore, I implore those in my life to let God be their lead, let God keep them sincere and always do unto others as you have them do unto you.

    In reply to the poets, I say thank you for all the compliments regarding this piece. Truly the faces we wear depends on the intent of one's heart. In that respect, sometimes we must examine ourselves and our motives as we establish relationships.
     
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    BlkWoman

    This was a lovely peice!!!

    Reas
     
  9. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    Welcome

    :wave:

    i ask these same questions myself:

    "Where is integrity? What does it matter?
    Do we find remorse when lives have been shattered?"

    keep writing

    one

    pd
     
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