Black Poetry : The Many Masks of Me.....

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  1. BlatinaPoet4u

    BlatinaPoet4u Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Throughout my life there has always been one question on my mind. It torments me every waking minute of the day, and occupies my thoughts. And that question is, Who am I?

    The athlete?
    The Genius?
    The Comedian?
    The Giant?

    Lately I've realized this isn't who I am. These are simply the many masks I put on for acceptence. The things I do to satisfy others take away from my true identity. This alias I've created contains me in a rock-solid shell, and I'm afraid I'm not strong enough to break free.
    Do you want to know who I really am?

    I'm the Poet.
    The Artist.
    The Singer.
    The Actor.

    This is who I am, and who I want to be.
    But what would people think if they could see this person? Would they accept this stranger?
    The better question is...would I accept this stranger?
    At this point can anyone or anything annihilate the imposter you see before you? My fear of judgement, both internal and external, won't allow my true self to destroy him.
    I'm not afraid of people judging the quality of my work, I'm afraid of what people will think of the real me.

    Some may mistake my fear for weakness, but from weakness can arise great stregnth.

    One day the real me will escape from my protective barrier, or prison as it sometimes seems. And on that day my inner stregnth will be released and I can then share my gifts with the world. But untill that day comes,

    I'm the Athlete.
    The Genius.
    The Comedian.
    And the Giant.

    For these my friends are the many masks of me.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling ya here , poeticly i leave a note upon ya heart
    Be as you are who you are and not what others lone you to be
    for those who can't accept you as u then you don't need them
    as friends , don't let them make you , but make yourself
    that bondage you in is held by you yourself ..........................

    Don't miss out on the world knowing who you are and what gift
    you bring to it's exsitance , life to short ....wake up and be you
    that you really are and drop the mask revisit the mirror to see
    who u are and love what u see and step outside and be you.....
     
  3. BlatinaPoet4u

    BlatinaPoet4u Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother Rich that was deeply felt!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I too once was in my own doubt mask in what someone else
    wanted me to be until i realized i am that i am and what i am to be
    so i stood up and drop the mask and everything that was attached

    now i feel better doing it my way spreading my gift sharing my love
    being what i was born to be and not what other lone me to be ......

    ya most welcome because i see you as you are who you are
    without judgemental maze a true friend knowns your value and
    understand your faults and willing to stand be side you............
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was really nice. i believe everyone needs to ask themself that question..
     
  6. skrybble7

    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree wit Rich, gotta love you and do you.
    We learn we grow we show and prove and
    all this is part of being you.
    Felt this flo, poet
    One love
     
  7. nevar

    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love the flo sis keep them flo's coming.
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like that.
    I really felt u on this.
     
  9. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For sure u r not borring!!!When i'm tired of the Genius i have the comedian,when i'm afraid i have a shelter in the arms of the Giant.Well done sis
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great write!:blowkiss:
     
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