Black Poetry : What are you living for?

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  1. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What are you living for?
    If it's not for truth

    What are you living for?
    If being accepted by your own group
    Is more important to you, than being yourself

    What are you living for?
    Trying to live up?
    To someones standards for which you may never be enough?

    What are you living for?
    If you're not living for today?

    Hoping to cross boundaries
    Hoping to go beyond the limits
    That so often bind me

    Putting that awful past behind me
    Being cleansed soul searchin within

    Cuz I don't want to spend my life
    On things that will fade with the wind

    I don't want to waste my time
    Living by someone else's standards
    Or awful opinions

    What are you living by?
    If your trapped in living a lie?

    What are you going to be?
    When those that favored you, favors another soul that is gleeful?

    What are you going to do?
    When friends want to turn on ya

    And the things that they stood by
    All dissolve like splinter

    Enjoy life
    Everything that is has to offer
    You only get one try
    Explore diversity, explore variety
    Explore your potentiality
    Explore your life
    Explore all possibilities
    And let the chips fall where they may

    Some may like what you do
    And some may say, "nay"

    At least you are fulfilling you
    And living for today.

    What are you living for?

    Desert Storm
     
  2. Jazzytude

    Jazzytude Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    PEACE AND BLESSINGS!

    BUMP THAT...HOW ABOUT I EXPLORE MY BLACKNESS UNTIL THAT IS ALL I CAN SEE... FOR AS FAR AS MY EYES CAN SEE... get the picture!!!.......AND THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR...AND I STRIVE FOR THIS REALITY FOR MY THREE BEAUTIFULLL BLACK PRINCESS

    PEACE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling ya here !!!
     
  4. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ah!...So there are some who see through the illusion presented here!!? How refreshing!!!
     
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    Jazzytude Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    PEACE AND BLESSINGS!!!

    I am glad it is refreshing to some...cuz sometimes it feels like I am in this battle by my self...with society trying to tell me that something is wrong with me feeling this way...

    I don't hate I just love MY BLACKNESS SOMETHING SERIOUS!!!

    PEACE:qqb018:
     
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    I am living to be the best me that I can be, despite the struggles that cross my path. Sometimes I will succeed better than others, but as long as I breathe I will try. Thought provoking piece.
     
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    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loved this piece...What am I living for? It's so much deeper than the rat race that we are presented with each and everyday. One life..that's all we got and I want to embrace each second of it my way...proud to be alive and living in this ebony body!!!! Can't get no better than that!
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What am i living For?
    :thinking:
    Just to say"hey"
    I live like I am Living for a brighter day

    What am I living for?
    :thinking:
    I think that I am living,....
    just to be better
    I live like I am Living to be Proud of my ways

    I am living so that I can LIVE
    Such a Beautiful Word
    I am Living for my soul
    It's strength

    What
    am
    I
    Living
    For?
    :thinking:
    that is such a good question

    It applies so well to me
    I have so much I want to share
    I so happy you made the Opportunity
    DS this is real
    And I would Like to chage the Question up a bit

    Hope you dont mind Sis :D
    eheeemm...
    What are you Living For?
    What are WE Living for

    Pardon
    I have a Hypothesy(stay wit me...I'm Flowin!smh)
    Okay okay Hypothesis!
    Check it!
    I believe We......
    As it can appear so simple
    thus not exploring its complexity
    I believe

    WE LIVE

    To decide


    What We Are Living For...

    Keep Flowing Sis
    Especially with Tha Real
    ~Peace Love and Blessings~
    I also have something Like this that I would Like to share with you
    Questions........We may even ask these for a reason..
    Peace
    :10200:
     
  9. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Reflection-We all have things that we live for! No doubt, all of them in our personal way. Let's live each day being thankful, and pursue what God has put in our hearts to live. What may make me happy, may not make you happy! You know what I mean? What may make you happy may not make me happy! It's an individual thing. God created us all to want and live for something differently. Whose to say which way is right or wrong. For me, and the world and reality that I live in from day to day, this is my challenge. To embrace life in whatever form or shape it comes, to enjoy me, not just enjoying me but enjoying others.

    Platinum, hope, watzinaname, jazzy, keita, rich, -thanx for showing me all points of view. There is no right or wrong answer here.

    THanks for responding.
    DS
     
  10. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Exquisite! The warmth of your flow extends to the corner of my treasure chest (heart).

    Peace. Love, Light embrace you and yours!

    1L
     
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