This world holds pain and pleasure both riches untold, poverty unimaginable... Sour and sweet, positive and negative Love and hate, life and death... It is as certain as death itself, that you will undergo both sides several times..how you come out of it is what defines you as a person To go through a wonderful situation and not learn anything... Is as bad as being in a horrible one. To continue learning and growing, we must embrace any lesson to be learned.. from whatever situation we go through We have to extract the positive from the negative: and vice-versa We have to be strong when we feel weak, and surrender to weakness.... when we feel like we must be strong We must erect barriers to protect from hurt, but be ready to disassemble them... when it’s a pain we need We should live for and encourage peace, but be ready to fight.... for anything we believe in We have to practice consistency, but always welcome change... if it will teach you or make you a better person My voice is quiet and calm, but my heart is boisterous and powerful My eyes are soft and gentle, but my visions are harsh and brutal My lips are soft and kissable, but my tongue speaks severe honesty My thoughts are rooted in love, but my mind is encompassed with darkness many feel that I speak in contradictions..but I’m just able to see from more than one angle... This world we live in is cold and hot at the same time There’s good and evil all around...which one will you be??? Derrick H.