Black Poetry : Visible Strength

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  1. mzpoetic8705

    mzpoetic8705 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i've posted this b4...but just in case u haven't read it....HERE IT IS AGAIN!!!!...lol...(hint) get the idea :)

    So what would the world be like without a soul to care for?
    Or a life to live for?
    They say nothing is worth living for,
    Especially if you have no one to live it for,
    They say a man is only as strong has his soul,
    And that home is where the heart belongs,
    But no matter how you try to disguise the truth
    With likeable phrases and soon to be clichés
    I still pump the blood of my great ancestors
    Who slaved, on a land that was not theirs
    Who’ve been beaten down to their flesh
    Still, never releasing the strength that had held them up for so long
    And when times get hard, I still never release the strength that has held me up 4 so long
    That’s why I titled this poem, “visible strength”
    Cause your strength shines through your soul,
    Revealing so much beauty,
    When no one else listens to you,
    They will remember you by your smile on stressful days
    Or your pat on the back when things went down hill
    Or even a distraction from the serious moments in life with a delicious meal

    So I say to you,
    Never release your strength
    And never let someone else define you
    Cause without a life to live for
    Or a soul to care for, silence will be your death
    And while you’re left to decay,
    Whispers will travel through locked doors
    And mourning will be a thing of the past,
    Memories and lies will be the only thing left to define you
    So let your strength shine through you
    And let everyone recognize you
    For your sensibility
    Knowing everything happens for a reason
    So you never get upset over small things
    But you save your strength for the big things
    You are the true definition
    Of … beauty
    So I say,
    Nothing is worth living for
    Especially if you have no one to live it for
    A man is only as strong has his soul
    That home is where the heart belongs
    Strength comes from knowing,
    And knowing comes from learning,
    And learning comes from listening,
    And listening comes from the heart,
    Whereas, understanding comes from the soul

    So I guess it's true, life is full of silly clichés
    Although some are true, it is up to you to distinguish facts
    From old crazy lies
    But one that I always tend to keep in mind is…
    There is a story behind every tortured soul
    Whether it is young or old…their story deserves to be told


    ---MzPoetic---one for mom
     
  2. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Love that piece. You spoke a lot of feelings and I dig that. Big ups
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up sista you expressed it well hitting all corners deep
    love how u bring it to the mind.......
     
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    We have the strength to move mountains...We may not relaize it, but it's there, we come about it, naturally. What an awesome inspiring write.
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    mzpoetic8705

    Tell it like it. Tell it like it is. Tell it like it T.I. Is. :D

    This peace is very nice. We need reminding of our strength which comes through our soul from GOD.

    :thanks: for reminding us, the Fam, of our strength.

    :toast:
     
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    mzpoetic8705 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    okay, sorry for the delay...but as they (whoever THEY is) always say, "Better late then never"....so thanks to all for the love, as always...i appreciate it to the fullest....and in order to move forward we must first understand and know our capabilities...alrighty then, bye
     
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    most welcome
     
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