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44th ELIMINATION OF A PEOPLE FIRST LADY A FOOL IN LOVE A REMARKABLE MAN A WORD OF ADVICE ACTION NOW AMERICHI AQUARIUS LADY AS IT IS ASTRONOMICAL AFFAIR BE A FRIEND CALL ON ME CONFESSION CONFUSED AND UNDECIDED COUNT YOUR BLESSING AND STOP YOUR COMPLAINING CURIOUS TO KNOW DANCE WITH ME DESIRES DESTRUCTION DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR DO YOU KNOW LOVE DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T GIVE IN DOWN IN THE VALLEY DROUGHT A DYING NATION A CHILD’S COMFORTING PRAYER FAMOUS NAME FLY BIRD FOR GOODNESS SAKE, NO MORE FREE WORLD GREED
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GROWING OLD WITH ME HATE NO MAN HE LOVES YOU HER SMILE I DON’T KNOW WHY I FIND PEACE I HATE MY COLOR I HATE YOU I HAVE TRIED I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU I MISS YOU MORE I WANT TO WRITE A POEM I WISH I DID NOT LIE I WONDER IN THE GARDEN IN THE MIRROR IN THE SUN INTERRACIAL ADOPTION IRONIC IT’S SAD TO SEE JUDGMENT DAY LAST ONE STANDING LAY YOUR BURDENS DOWN LET’S SAVE OUR WORLD LIFE IS GOOD, ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN LIFE IS ROUGH LISTEN CLOSELY LOVE & HAPPINESS MATERNAL LOVE MOTHER MULATTO MUSIC MY CHILD AND I MY DRIVE TO WORK MY FAITH
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MY LOVE MY WISH OH WHAT A DREAM OUR BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL PICK ME ROSE PLEASURES OF A CHILD PRECIOUS MONENTS PRISON IN THE MIND REACH OUT SHADOW SHATTERED HIS EXPECTATION SHE LOVED LIFE SHOW YOUR LOVE: LIKE I DO SING SOLDIER SPEAK LESS OF YOURSELF SPRING STAR GAZING STRANGER STRONG LOVE SUCCESS AND FAILURE SUNFLOWER SUSPICION TERROR OF A STORM THE CON PREACHER THE CRUISE SHIP THE DEPRESSED LAD THE DOG SPEAKS THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU THE GLORY OF LOVE THE PIANIST THE SPARROW THE TEACHINGS THE TRUTH THE VETERAN
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EYES YOUR GLEAMING EYES 133 135 136 137 139 140 142 143 144 146 147 148 149 150 152 153 155 156 160 161 164 165 166 168 169 170 viii .THERE IS A CHANGE IN ME THEY TALK ABOUT YOU THIS I DREAD THIS OLD HEART OF MINE TO MOMMY TRULY BLESSED UNAWARE OF THE DANGERS OF FIRE UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING VOICES WAITING ON GOD WAYWARD CHILD WE WERE WE WERE BORN TO LOVE WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHAT’S GOING ON WHEN I AM OLD WHEN I WAS HERE WHO IS IN THERE WHY DO YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME? YOU ARE A PART OF ME YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND YOU ARE NOT ALONE YOU ARE PRECIOUS YOUR.
44th You were selected before you were elected Had you notice the doors that were closed. in foreign Lands You have turned non believers into believers. keep listening to the voice in you The one who has selected you will continue to direct you You have given hope and dreams to many in this Land and. from obscurity to glory You are a breath of hope Because of you. Outsiders into insiders saying in unison: yes we can………change You have brought joy to the world In the eyes of many. you have risen. you might have forfeited the opportunity of focusing on the ones that were open The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you. unity has come to the forefront as the world faces an economic downturn Nations are watching you as you carry the world upon your shoulders 1 . so.
if not the greatest Commander-in.What a burden you bear Your selector is still your director Do not bear witness of the misfortunes of today. but for what comes out of it tomorrow Greatness is in your path You are the leader of the free world You can be crowned as one of the greatest.Chief in this marvelous and glorious land of ours Your star has ascended May God guide your footsteps to protect you and yours from harm as he blesses you with the endeavors he has bestowed upon you 2 .
and The pain and suﬀering that were endured. for The lives that were taken The homes that was broken The families that were separated from their love ones Properties that were stolen The dignity that was stripped You expect me to forget? After hearing many cry. they took my pride. You think you have heard it all The rest of the story reveals more atrocities like. Mass murders by executioners and willing civilians They voluntarily participated in genocide Women and children were gathered only to be slaughtered like animals.ELIMINATION OF A PEOPLE After all that was done All that was said The pain and suﬀering that were caused. while many congregated as if it were a concert or some kind of entertainment 3 .
to some sick. twisted minded person it was Pictures were taken to hang as trophies. We are suppose to love one another not kill each other Why do we destroy each other? Why are we so obsessed in killing? Why do we constantly inﬂict mental and or physical pain on each other? Why? 4 .Then again.
dignity. elegance and reﬁnement You have the coveted spot. God will not give you more than you can handle.FIRST LADY You are our lady of compassion Twenty one months you showed nothing but love for your family without hesitation You are our lady of Grace You are our lady of Glamour Your elegance and charm radiate throughout our universe You are our lady of Calm You stayed composed as darts were thrown at your Husband You gracefully embraced the force that tried to increase your adrenalin You are our First Lady Our lady of tranquility. and you handled it conﬁdently 5 . empathy. it’s your spot.
when you left me with a broken heart At times.A FOOL IN LOVE We shared a friendship that transformed into love I loved you equally as you loved me “So I thought” You fed me with lies That will last until I am a hundred and sixty ﬁve “To live that long would be extra punishment” All those years I trusted you immensely In retrospect. There were moments. now intrigues me You tried to possess me You led me and bled me In the name of love I followed unconsciously I fell apart. you were my conﬁdant You made a fool of me The way you caressed me. I was bewildered and blue Like a fool wondering what had come over you 6 .
I owe it all to you 7 .Now I know exactly what I am going to do Thanks.
couldn’t give a damn about bureaucratic and sophisticated plans Reached out his hand to the need of every passing man He sang sweet songs every opportunity he had Danced to the music like no other man As the years came and vanished His energy started to diminished His wit remained aglow He continued to let his love ﬂow Desirous to go But his mind says no A feeling of destiny incomplete He sat with emotions of defeat Shaking his saddened head. remarking! I am almost dead 8 .A REMARKABLE MAN There was an energetic and witty man He gave his love to everyone Never complained.
A WORD OF ADVICE Fill your life with happiness Fill your life with love Greet everyday with laughter It will make your heart lighter And you will feel better Don’t burden yourself with problems It will only bring sorrows Enjoy your life today and hope to see tomorrow No one knows what tomorrow brings Love and happiness are the greatest gifts on earth The wealth of love and happiness are the glamour of prosperity to all humanity 9 .
walls. talk. homeless and destitute The needy. must not be forgotten The poor must not be left to suﬀer The homeless must be placed in buildings with common necessities. talk All you do is talk If words were gold. you would be a billionaire We need action now Stop talking and start practicing what you are preaching Start by helping somebody Do something Transfer your words into action. roofs. Including.ACTION NOW Talk. heat and water Justice must be given to the oppressed Food must be given to the hungry 10 . and Let your action demonstrate your words People are hungry.
Shelter must be given to the penniless What good are we if we neglect our own and help our neighbors?
We are moving in the right direction We have a long ways yet We are coming together Faster than the eyes can perceive Trade agreements are being made The people are not quite afraid Imports are displayed Policies and politics are put in place Democracy versus communism Capitalism versus socialism America versus China The two world powers
Aquarius lady Your hair is course and silky Your skin is smooth like velvet Your cheeks are like berries Your lips are as sweet as honey Your hips sway with rhythm Your bosoms are full and voluptuous Your smile is like sunshine Lady, you are the epitome of beauty
AS IT IS
This situation could almost be considered humorous, except for true emotion and something else called “SIN” Stewing, I don’t want, it’s not my desire and yet, not wanting out, all I do is sit and wail, and when you call I leap I wouldn’t say it’s healthy That goes for all concerned It’s not the way to spend a day by constantly getting burned I wish the answer were as simple as a child’s chaste dreams But life is not a good fortune, as it often seems I’m just a bit perplexed to come to a conclusion of how I should conduct myself or ﬁnd the right solution If you could only give me the conﬁdence that things shall not be so bleary I know that I would be in bliss and never again weary
In my hour of loneliness I’ve gained a friend with open eyes Looking at my friend in the sky Suddenly I began to cry In moments of briefness My tears disappeared Entertaining astronomical thoughts That would ﬁll the air Seeing the moon as a man The skies as his world Sitting still on an imaginary hill With the clouds moving gently as his dreams And the wind his messenger Whispering the daily weather His teardrops are the rain when he cries His messenger comes back to dry his eyes
So the light of the stars could be the twinkle in his eyes Descending his hail to the ground Indicates the man is wearing a frown Comes time for him to go back in He sends his sun to smile with us Then look down without a frown
BE A FRIEND
Be a friend and lend a hand Be a friend and do the best you can Help those who have no food at hand Holes in their shoes, clothes tattered and torn Down trodden and weather beaten Emancipate them from their atrocities Save them from abuse and degradation Sleeping on the streets and self destruction Embrace them with love and acceptance Encourage them to hurdle the barrier and go around the obstacles that they are encountering in their lives They need motivating to move mountains and get their lives going, to reach the sky and never stop until the day they die
CALL ON ME When adventure fails and all is done You may need someone you can depend on Someone you can lean on Someone who will listen Someone who cares Call on me If you need a friend Who will stay with you until the end? 18 .
determination and faith are in my veins I shall not crack I shall not give up The lord knows my troubles 19 .CONFESSION I hide my needs from the world with a smile I smile to my friends I smile to society The situation has gotten away too far Obstacles are in the way Doors are closed left to right No one knows my feelings My heart bleeds with frustration At times I feel like a motherless child All my plans are at a stand still My hopes have failed My countenance is like the weather But courage.
when I will resolve my troubles.He understands me He loves me The good Lord stands beside me I know he’s testing me I’m on trial My faith shall not fail I shall persevere until proven worthless One day the sun will shine through my way Because deep down in my soul. and I shall be happy and free of adversity The good Lord promises to set me free from my calamity One day the good Lord will make me free 20 . I can feel the sprit I can feel the coming of the day.
CONFUSED AND UNDECIDED The more I see you The more I want you The more I get you The less I need you The more I want you The less I see you The more I need you The less I get you When I had you I didn’t want you Now I need you I cannot have you 21 .
COUNT YOUR BLESSING AND STOP YOUR COMPLAINING
Can’t you see you are destroying your family? You are constantly complaining about this and that You go from A to Z criticizing everybody Be cheerful, be joyful, and celebrate life Put away your bitterness and envious thoughts Every moment of life is precious, don’t waste it on frivolous things, celebrate it lovingly Count your blessings daily When you awake in the morning and you can remember what transpired the day before----you are blest You can put your feet on the ﬂoor and stand up----you are blest You can see everything around you----you are blest You hear the chirping of the birds----you are blest You smell the aroma of the coﬀee, and welcome the morning glory----you are blest When you are able to do all of these functions you know you are blest
Then, you can count your many blessings and, name them one by one Now that’s a blessing So stop your whining, criticizing and complaining Live life to its fullest Enjoy it while you can There may come a day when you cannot count Your blessings, but right now The blessings are yours, seize them and enjoy them
CURIOUS TO KNOW
I cannot wait to grow I am curious to know The secrets of the grownup world The mysteries that surrounds their world Thoughts run through my mind Shivers run up my spine Tears run down my eyes As I envision what I think goes on in their minds I will abide the time Experience will be mine I shall grow up to know all that makes them glow Then I will probably follow their ﬂow
DANCE WITH ME
I was born to dance I am known to have danced all night long From the streets to the parks In the hallways in the dark On Broadway I did my part I have lived a life of happiness in music I have the music in me From my head to my feet From Jazz to Bee Bop, Tap to Hip Hop The rhythm is in me Dance with me Swing with me Let the music take our minds and transform us in time
Desires are ﬂying in the air They’re everywhere Leave to us, we’ll take more than our share We do everything with a touch of greed We are the masters of manipulation Obsession has eroded our minds and all we know is me, myself and I We have become preoccupied with “things” We have neglected to live life Life is a celebration in its self; we need to enjoy it Where is the happiness we once knew? Where is the joy we once shared? That joy seemed to have disappeared But there is hope We can make it reappear and keep us out of misery and despair
How many times are we going to try to destroy the world? We have waged many wars Many lives have been taken Many hearts have been broken What have we achieved? What has it brought us? All we have left are painful memories and gruesome scars Some leaders of countries are trying to get into the arena as super powers They are willing to prove their strength at length They are manufacturing deadly chemicals, and Testing dangerous weapons They are progressively improving, and Aggressively displaying the power that can end the days of our lives: It’s amazing how we strive to perfect destruction We can use the same energy to promote peace
We can carry a sign that says, “Let there be peace on earth for all mankind” The entire world can participate, starting with their bordering country. Each country can espouse one another Especially since most countries have a border But I would imagine Since most egos are bigger than the leaders This may be a diﬃcult task to accomplish Every leader wants to be number one Flexing their muscle as if they are on steroids Their sense of reasoning and agreeing always seems beyond reach They give the impression that a resolution is impossible to achieve. Since we know that history repeats its self, and man has a strong will We should use that will and break the cycle of history repeating itself.
Throughout the years death has fallen on man, by the hands of man in Many parts of the globe men pickup arms against each other For reasons of religion, political diﬀerences, greed, diﬀerent beliefs, misunderstandings and who knows what Totally misconstruing their purpose in life Figure this: after many invasions and many wars that have taken place We are faced with a no win situation: First we demolish the buildings, and We suﬀer the lost of love ones Then, we assist in the reconstruction of the building. That we just destroyed: We build to destroy, and destroy to build What a troubling concept. Man loves to hate and hate to love Yet, he falls in love As we know, it is better to have loved and lost
Than to have hate and never have loved. If I had the opportunity to make a wish I would wish that there would be, No more ﬁghting among men No more killings, and No more hating Then, life would be worth something, and Love would mean everything I know that this is only a fantasy wish. It is better to have tried and failed Than to not try and be regretful
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
Do you hear what I hear? A child crying A cry of hunger A cry that says help Somewhere a child is crying Can you hear that child? Where is that child? Who is that child? To whom the child belongs An abandon child A neglected child A run away child A lost child Somewhere a child is crying An abused child who wants to be found Somewhere a child is crying
A child who needs a loving home A child who needs love A child who wants to be loved A child who wants to be found A starving child who yearns for a mite Somewhere a child is crying Is it your child? Could it be my child? Or, is it our child Somewhere a child is crying Please, Rescue that child
DO YOU KNOW LOVE
Do you know what love is? Do you know how powerful love can be? Do you know the dynamics of love? Love is an essential part of life Everybody needs love Love is a splendid thing Love is joy Love is intriguing Love can protect your heart from being torn apart Love can also tear it apart Love is happiness, thoughtfulness, and willingness Love is emotional, and it is forgiveness Love is compassion Love is a feeling deep within the heart It’s in you waiting to be unfolded Look and you will ﬁnd it Go a head don’t be afraid, it’s there
DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T GIVE IN
What’s up Jack? Got laid oﬀ from work Can’t ﬁnd a job Don’t have a dime to pay the power and the rent All my money have been spent We have to make use of the daylight Because tonight will be candle light Mama, take your husband by his hand Show him love that he will understand Assure him that he is still the man Encourage him to develop his own economic plan My friend, don’t feel belittled to ask for help Take your knowledge and your wife’s courage Make it your master plan Twist it and turn it Mold it and review it
Propose it, but secure it Develop it and market it Now that you have it, you can share it and enjoy it Remember, your wife was the force behind it
DOWN IN THE VALLEY Down in the valley Away from the hustling crowd Peace and quiet reigns Except for the whistling wind That blows sporadically through the trees Shaking the leaves like a tambourine As you walk you hear the clicks and clacks Of the dry leaves and twigs under your feet When the sun goes down You hear the hissing of crickets and chirping of the birds The trickling sounds of water from streams You gain peace and tranquility. hissing sounds. chirping sounds. clicks and clacks of dry leaves and twigs Diﬀerent sounds that gives the sound of music 36 . away from humans and You discover the rhythms of whistling winds That sounds like violins Tambourine sounds.
The Sounds of Nature Played. by the Band of Nature 37 .Like a musical band Which I call.
for a change On the 91st day their blessings came in a pouring rain They shouted out with glee.DROUGHT The heat was intense You could have seen the steam rising from the streets For 90 days and 90 nights the land stayed dry Dehydration aﬀected every living thing Especially after the ﬂow of the rivers. and streams subsided Evidences showed that only the strong survived The remaining occupant prayed without ceasing. he has answered our prayers once again What a delightful blessing the survivors claimed We can resume our lives once again 38 .
A DYING NATION We are giving Because we really care We are going to try. you and I To save a nation That’s about to die To save the children They are the future generation Their life’s are in our hands We are in command Give from our hearts Share what we can Give a helping hand We all have dreams We would like to see come true So are those people too They are like you and I 39 .
Our dreams are our hopes So let us join hands To give life a chance Give from our hearts The gift of love. to a nation Who deserves to live? 40 .
A CHILD’S COMFORTING PRAYER Don’t be afraid my child Mom and dad are standing by The Lord is your Shepherd. he is your guide Thank him for such a wonderful day Thank him for the food that you eat each and every day Pray to him for a good night’s sleep Ask him to see you through the night And let his light shine upon you Through the day and through the night Praise him for seeing the morning light He is your guiding light He loves you as his child Now close your eyes and sleep tight 41 .
burly.FAMOUS NAME The man has been gone for some time now Leaving his famous name to linger on He was not vain Nor was he insane I know that his name will be heard again His name has a distinct ring to it It’s full of charisma Just like the character he was smart and witty. and very funny 42 . Renown and sound He was sturdy.
FLY BIRD Fly bird ﬂy Fly away to the sky Stay away from the tortuous hands of man When you come. don’t stick around Take your food Have a drink Enjoy your swim Leave for the brink of hills Take to the sky Just ﬂy high Away from the tortuous hands of man Fly bird ﬂy 43 .
NO MORE We don’t need.FOR GOODNESS SAKE. no more senseless bombing We don’t need any more senseless wars Too many have died Too many have suﬀered Too many are suﬀering Please. no more senseless ﬁghting We don’t need. no more killing No more shooting No more ﬁghting There are resolutions to stop this continuous surge of madness We need peace and understanding of others Let’s start by talking We can try negotiating It’s a start in the right direction But be sure to leave your egos at your homes To avoid tension and distraction 44 . no more senseless killing We don’t need.
opportunity and timing are crucial Then again. who really cares Is it a matter for the wealthy? Or is it a matter for those in poverty? In this free society We are all exposed to capitalism Unfortunately. who really cares? It’s all a matter of comfort Your comfort His comfort Her comfort My comfort Our comfort 45 .FREE WORLD In this world of free Millions share wealth and prosperity While others live and die in poverty But.
You came with nothing. you will exit with nothing But. who really cares 46 .
ready to grab To fulﬁll the necessary need that the covetous heart greed’s 47 .GREED The disease of greed is spreading The heart is longing For whatever the eyes are seeing The ﬁngers are tempted.
love and happiness And blessed are the days for you and me We have lived through one great century 48 .GROWING OLD WITH ME It’s nice of you To grow old with me We can reminisce how life used to be Many men have grown old alone Nature called their companions to rest their bones Blessed are the days we struggled in hardship With understanding.
it is called Hate no man: Because of his calamities Shun no man Because of his inﬁrmities Love all humankind As your brothers and sisters Do not turn your back on anyone Because you know not when trouble will fall upon you 49 .HATE NO MAN This should be called a word advice Instead.
HE LOVES YOU He knows you He cares about you You are his master piece He has given you a mind He has given you an abundance of time. keep in mind. you probably have gotten the impression that all is well Since he has left it all up to you. He has given you a free will 50 . For you to do whatever is right He has given you instructions and directions For you to follow throughout your life He is not going to chastise you and ask you why you have not done more He will not criticize you He will not brutalize you He will not ill-treat you As a matter of fact.
what am I supposed to do If only you new the love he has for you You would open your heart and mind and let his love shine through Everything you need is at your ﬁnger tips.He wants you to think. Time after time He stretches out his arms to hold you and to comfort you. He makes it his point to be where ever you are Just to protect you. and You walk away without a clue Then you ask yourself. get to know it. waiting to be taken Life is planned. even though. and Work on your plan Your life is good and could be better If you pay attention to the things that matter 51 . in case you ask He even tries to warn you before hand.
HER SMILE Her smile is genuine Her heart is full of joy She smiles every time we meet Especially. a real gem You can see it in her eyes Every time she smiles 52 . when she speaks She smiles every time we say good bye There is never a moment of sadness in her eyes She is full of joy I wish the world could see what I see in her eyes Every time she smiles She can often make a dull day seems like a joyous one Without knowing exactly what she has said or done She goes out of her way to brighten your day With cute little things she would say She is real She is a gem.
I can’t even act and that is a proven fact I am not a public speaker My words are usually few and are carefully chosen however. My intent is sincere My nature is exceedingly amorous. but By no stretch of the imagination I am glamorous I just want to be me This is me at my best Now you know why I behave this way 53 . I can’t dance.I DON’T KNOW WHY Why do I behave this way? I am shy the best of times I blush at the most embarrassing moments I can’t sing.
I FIND PEACE In my corner where I stay I ﬁnd peace and comfort each and every day I hear no nag I hear no brag Peace of mind is so divine No yelling No screaming No shouting No pouting I make noise when I wish The evil environment I do not miss I leave when I choose and return to my corner on my time and Sit and have a glass of wine Loneliness I do not fear It’s the peace of mind that I cherish so dear 54 .
I HATE MY COLOR I hate my color If I could get out of my skin and change my color I would be prettier than a ﬂower I know that they are people who would criticize me But they don’t know. living with this color torments me There is no happiness left in me So. let me be who I want to be Even if it is only a fantasy 55 .
annoys me That’s why I hate you 56 .I HATE YOU I hate you Because you do the thing I cannot do You put so much gusto behind the things you are about to do That’s why I can’t stand you I hate you Because you say the things I cannot say The things you have I always long to have too That’s why I can’t stand you You walk straight and proud With your nose stuck against the air Trouble less and carefree And that.
torment and expiration of human lives. and the destruction of infrastructure I have tried to save man from the brutality of man Desperately I fought Hopelessly I have lost I did the best I could Now I am standing in the witness stand As a victim of circumstance 57 .I HAVE TRIED I fought my way through hate and love While searching for peace of mind and the creator above I was confronted by man in riots and wars I have witness racial hatred.
whether I’m near or far away My love is true and I only have eyes for you 58 . compliments you My eyes glitter when you are in sight In my heart you will always stay.I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU I love the way you walk I love the way you talk I love the way you wear your hair It adds charisma to your ﬂare I love the way you call my name You really set my heart a ﬂame When you smile. it seems like the whole world smiles with you Your presence illuminates your surroundings Your brilliance leaves us in awe Only God could have made you who you are Heaven surely must be missing an angel Everyone that sees you.
I love you more 59 .I MISS YOU MORE I miss you more today Than I did yesterday I miss you more each day As my hair turns gray Now that my age starts to show My life begins to glow And sweetheart.
I WANT TO WRITE A POEM I want to write a poem of distinction and class A poem I can look back on as the years pass. and say. what do I do? 60 . where do I start What do I say? My words are limited My thoughts are few My ideas are distorted Now. well done A poem that rhymes like church bells chime A poem I could be proud of and call mine But.
I WISH I DID NOT LIE Sometimes I wish I did not lie For my lies are so notorious I sometimes cry I have lied to perfection Without any discretion Trying to be discrete I end up in defeat 61 .
I WONDER I gaze at the sky And I wonder Is that really heaven? What a beautiful sight I wonder what it is like beyond the sky Is it like a rose garden? Pretty and bright Surrounded by angels both day and night 62 .
that to know her. your companion she is a woman. he must trust her. this is the answer to your prayer. to send him someone His prayer was answered.IN THE GARDEN In the Garden of Eden There was a lonely man Who was a Godly Man He needed a companion So he prayed to God. and created a wonder When the man awoke and saw this wondrous wonder. I don’t want you to be lonely. a part of you As days went by he succumbed to God’s wonder He convinced himself. I will get you somebody One night after he fell a sleep God took a part of the man. what is this? God said. and so he did 63 . God said to him. he was Bewildered he said.
I blundered. pointing to the garden. I don’t even know him that well. When he found them. We don’t have to listen to him. she enticed me and I conformed I am sorry. giving him his inheritance said. what is the matter? The man pointing to his wonder confessed. remember what I told you. and he left The wonder said. please forgive me The man fell slaved to the power of his wonder. and then they both ignored God’s orders God returned looking for the man and his wonder. this is all yours. he said. I will be back Then he stopped and said. destroying their lives and ours forever 64 . they were both under cover He said.God. I mean ours we should do whatever pleases us. if all of this is yours. and what not to consume as he slowly walked away. do not partake from this particular tree. as he made them familiar with their surroundings. He told them what to consume.
before you judge me 65 . you want to judge me One should not be judged by ones appearance My character has not been displayed to you My innermost qualities are another part of me So get to know to me.IN THE MIRROR In the mirror There is a reﬂection of me My outward appearance is what you see Not enough for you to analyze me You don’t know me Yet.
IN THE SUN I get hot in the sun Like iron in a ﬁre Except the iron gets hotter And my skin gets darker If the heat of the sun would energize me I would be moving faster than a bumble bee Rather. vigor and vitality 66 . it tires me out and slows me down Keeps me moving like a tortoise on pebbled ground In the evening when the sun goes down And my love comes around My body bursts with energy.
INTERRACIAL ADOPTION From this house Came many faces With these faces Came many backgrounds Under one roof They all lived The rules applied to everyone They all obeyed One love was shone and given to all United they lived. preserving our call They represented all races of man We gave love and they received love They shared their love with many who never new love All they needed was a willing hand One mother. one father and a blessed home 67 .
and then forget? Apparently.IRONIC We are often told. this is a relevant component of life Take it for what it’s worth Utilize it the best you can However. that we should forget the past in order to move on to the present Use the past to correct the future Are we to learn. that we should learn from the past We are also told. if you dwell on the past. you will lose the future Ironic 68 .
and ﬁnd that peace within yourself 69 .IT’S SAD TO SEE Your mind. is aggravating to see In search of love You curse the world Blamed humanity And condemn society Because you couldn’t ﬁnd anybody Your failure has nothing to do with the rest of the world Sorry to say Your hostility is making you lonely It’s sad to see how frustration has embodied you Find the tranquility you possess Take time to get to know you Love yourself before you can attempt to love someone else. bewilders me Your aggression.
JUDGMENT DAY What would happen when the Day of Judgment Comes and You are faced with a disturbing hell and you cannot ascend into heaven? Would you spill your guts and repent for the world to hear.” should we use it? If we hesitate would it be too late To enter heaven’s gate 70 . in order to ascend? Or would you settle for the disturbance? Would it matter? Are we facing heaven and hell on earth? Is it a matter of choice to live right? We are given a “free will.
it’s hard to forget the joy you gave It’s diﬃcult to let go the group we came to know You were brothers. you were more alike than you were not We truly wished you had let your love show Instead of hostilities. the last one standing 71 . as professionals ought to As we reﬂect. and Conducted your business. you are. the others were left brokenhearted At the end. jealousies and anger We miss you guys dearly Your sound was profound and your harmony was sleek One by one your lives fell apart As each one departed.LAST ONE STANDING You started many years ago You were rivals before you became friends You put your hearts and your talents together and produced sweet sounds that will always be remembered Sounds of yesterday that still make us reminisce today You have had your diﬀerences You lived your lives the way you wanted to.
years have passed on For years your lips have been sealed Its time that you reveal All that you’ve seen and have concealed 72 .LAY YOUR BURDENS DOWN Your eyes have seen many. many things Your head is ﬁlled with the memories Thoughts of mixed emotions run through your mind Vexation shows in your face Your shoulders are heavy laden from carrying such a tremendous burden You are hurting from fatigue and frustration Let it go Your veins are popping through your skin from years of hard work and standing Your body has taken all that it can bare A natural sign that many.
LET’S SAVE OUR WORLD The world is in our hands. temporarily We love it Let us try not to destroy it We need not use nuclear energy to prove our strength at length We need not use atomic power Because radiation can last forever Anti-ballistic missile Seems to be in style Nations are building from left to right For targets miles and miles They’re sent across the sky Faster than a twinkling of the eye To destroy you and I They’re not as mild as pies Not as dainty as babies They’re dangerous as hell 73 .
Destructive as Satan They would destroy the land in which we live Take away the lives we love and leave us to perish in the dust If you love it Don’t destroy it 74 .
but remember. it’s not as long as it seems So enjoy it to it’s fullest at every opportunity you can Open your minds and embrace our diverse society Shake hands as you greet new faces from diﬀerent races Smile.LIFE IS GOOD. ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN You do understand that we are humans Now. good times and bad times We must accept that going through changes is a part of life And we do not have the ability to change that Life seems everlasting. we must acknowledge that we are divine And we have dominion over our lives and the authority to choose our path So let us choose to make friends and seek happiness as we tread life’s journey Expect to experience highs and lows. as a gesture to say the pleasure is mine Accept all of this as a gift for life 75 .
that is the reality We are not here until eternity Let’s make life worth living 76 .Because.
life was still without any changes Some say life is what you make it I didn’t think I made it this way But little did I know. I am the root of my own evil 77 .LIFE IS ROUGH Life has been rough from the day I was born Everything I did seemed to turn out wrong I’ve had three wives in my life Hoping to ﬁnd peace and contentment I got lost somewhere along the way I thought marriage was my deliverance It was the pathway to hell Sometimes we are our best enemies and the root to our own evil Three diﬀerent personalities. one common factor What’s the matter? I have visited many places Met new faces of all diﬀerent races Yet.
again? The mirror comes in handy. round and round Going in circles with no end in sight Life has its ups and downs Stupidity is like neutral ground I can’t be in this life alone There must be someone I can call my own Then again.I’ve been up and down. do I want to disrupt someone else’s life. maybe I will use it to solve my problem and ﬁnd the solution to this wretched life of mine 78 . it’s a good place to start.
Since you have listened well Do you see a broken chain? Or does the pattern remain the same? 79 .LISTEN CLOSELY Be cautious with your trust Betrayal can hurt much too much Look beyond their bright beautiful faces Into the windows of their mind Listen to their spoken words Follow their stories to wherever they take you They will lay the pattern of the life they lead You will see past and present The future will reveal itself.
LOVE & HAPPINESS L---is for the “life” you live O---is for the “obvious” ways it shows V---is for the “virtuous” person you are E---is for the “earnestness” in you & H---is for the ”hope” you gave to me A---is for the “alter” where we shall make our vows P---is for the “past” that we shall turn our backs on P---is for the “pleasure” that we will share I---is for the “innovation” that you have shown N---is for the “need” I have for you E---is for the “everlasting” relationship we will share S---is for the” sincerity” we will both give S---is for “son” the ﬁrst child we shall have 80 .
I gave you all of me So children. this is from your mother. always remember to reach out and touch each other 81 .MATERNAL LOVE I look at you through the eyes of a mother I cared for you with a loving heart With loving arms I have reached out to you With a warm smile I have greeted you All of my love I have given to you My dreams are yours My hopes are for you You are my children no less than if you had come from my womb You have touched me with love I couldn’t ask for more In return.
yet in vain Your guidance we have remembered Your kindness we will always treasure There are times we yearn for your presence Even though we know it is our state of mind Memories of wishful thinking The thoughts of you have never left Every year in December We share your presence with pleasure All of your children remember March you would have been older But you were called in September Mother dear. one has left to join you 82 .MOTHER Mother my dear. we miss your love We have shed many tears for a great many years We spoke of you to those who never saw you We have called your name.
because we shared her love We have cherished all that you have made possible Thankful for all that you gave 83 .We miss her love.
MULATTO My genes are who I am I am the result of two races One black parent. are you black or white This question makes me a little uptight If I should choose one I would oﬀend the other I cannot distinguish which half is my mother and which half is my father I would rather go with other But for those of you who do not know A mixture like mine makes me a mulatto 84 . one white parent I am often asked.
MUSIC The most beautiful sound in a single word is. play I say In every possible way Let it be part of thee For it is the way of love and the answer to sorrows The stairway to happiness It is company. it is friendship. brings pleasure to the ear It gives light to the mind and brightens the heart and soul It is the most powerful sound in a single word 85 . and it is love It is you. let it play. “MUSIC” If music is the key of love. it is me Music is love Love is music For the love of music I will sell my very soul The blend of harmonious sounds.
From this day on To always love you and cherish you How could it be humanely possible for some to savagely think of destroying a sweet child like you? 86 . I could have aborted you Through love and faith I kept you Friends avoided me Relatives shunned me Those who did not criticize me Turned their backs on me But the excitement of carrying you thrilled me through and through For two hundred and seventy two days I kept you in warmth and love Then you arrived So sweet and innocent I promise myself.MY CHILD AND I For nine months I carried you With love and care I honored you From fear.
body and mind Even in my sleep My mind commences to creep Creeping into the future For thoughts of tomorrow Constantly I pound the streets of the town Hoping to ﬁnd new ground To continue my phantom bound 87 . and I pray Looking forward toward a brand new day I work with my hands.MY DRIVE TO WORK I quietly ask myself When does my day begin? When does my day end? From dawn to dusk I toil.
MY FAITH Sometimes I feel the hands of evil are leading me Into adversity And my purpose here is to sin But then the Holy Spirit revives me And I feel all right again 88 .
I give myself to you I promise to devote all of my time to you You mean everything to me You are the joy of my life You hold the key to my heart We have loved each other unconditionally You are forever in my heart Especially. and I will love you always.MY LOVE My love. and forever 89 . when we are far apart We bring laughter to each other Our understanding is noteworthy Communication keeps us together.
if only I had more child-like qualities like trust. you haven’t got a clue about the treachery and deceit of the human race Maybe that sounds rather simple-minded or child-like But if so.MY WISH Sometimes I wish that I were still a child For as a child. that’s my very wish Of course. naiveté and less understanding of the universe and its occupants I would have been a child with no trace of disgust and unpleasantness 90 . I realize I have to grow up But.
OH WHAT A DREAM I saw you coming towards me You recognized me. peaceful and undisturbed I awoke full of delight Only to ﬁnd that you were not in sight 91 . and you smiled I tried to hold you But I could not touch you Your eyes were lit up like a bright shinning star Then you ran your hands through my hair We entered a mansion greeted by a prince Who led us to a room full of life Coming from the ceiling was a relaxing melody Played by my favorite orchestra We danced and smiled with each other Then later we went to bed ﬁlled with joy You layed beside me with your head upon my chest My rest was enjoyable.
that It was only a dream It was so real I wanted it to be real It was a magniﬁcent dream 92 .Then I realized.
OUR BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL Our backs are against the wall Politicians couldn’t care less if the poor crawls or falls Only for elections are you counted and needed People are experiencing poverty. hunger and homelessness We have to face reality and call it what it is This land that we live in is heading into a recession And this could be a bad situation People are migrating from all over the land Immigration is changing our population But that’s not the answer to our solution Politicians are sending millions of dollars into Space They are supporting countries and neglecting their constituents They make promises that they fail to keep Just so that they can hold on to their political seat While folks are continuously begging on the street 93 .
Homelessness is evident. it is your right We have to ﬁght. all men are created equal We have to act if we want a better life Inﬂation has gotten us uptight Unemployment is showing signs of an all time high Jobs are hard to ﬁnd Subsistence is not a crime. stick your chest out. no more lounging around Exercise your vote. for our constitutional rights Remember. just look on the concrete Health Insurance is impossible to keep You see lives spiraling into defeat People you must unite No more excuses. and prepare to stand in the welfare line: avoid complacency at all times 94 . you will be ﬁne Hold your heads high.
PICK ME ROSE Pick me a rose my friendly man Place it in my hair as quick as you can Let it be a signiﬁcance of our new romance Your brilliance I sincerely admire Your love is my heart’s desire Play me an everlasting song So we can dance all night long Leaving the memories to linger on 95 .
good health and faith It was a pleasure to feel you turn and feel you wrenching within me Oh child of my womb and fruit of my desire It was a pleasure to feel your little mouth tugging at my breast It was a pleasure to hold your clutching ﬁngers It was a pleasure to comfort you when you cried and a joy to keep you clean day and night Such is the nature of woman Such is the love of a mother To carry.PLEASURES OF A CHILD Oh child of my womb and fruit of my desire It was a pleasure carrying you for nine months in love. these are all pleasures 96 . to watch and to care Oh child. to bear.
PRECIOUS MONENTS So much to be said So much to be done Hold my hand For what time we have Let’s treasure every moment Let’s unfold our secrets Let this time be ﬁlled with passion Mentally. let this moment be everlasting Every moment of life is precious Let us devote our time to each other Enjoy it forever Let’s us cherish our love forever 97 .
happier and better person Expression of thought is my desire Freedom of speech is my right The basic belief of the declaration of independence states That all men are created equal and have the right to life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness Then why am I not happy? Why am I not free? Who holds the key to the prison in me? Who do I see? And what do I say? These are the questions for today! 98 .PRISON IN THE MIND Sometimes I feel like I am in prison Locked up in a cell within my mind Frustrated from not being free And not being able to do and say the things I want to The things I feel that would make me a freer.
resentment.REACH OUT The shores of Havana were our haven Once a great get away for vacation Turned into years of coldness. sanctions and frustrations Leaving them with empty shelves that came from a dried-up economy A nation that faces economic woes We are a nation of forgiveness We are a nation of plenty We are a nation of mercy We are a nation that feeds the hungry Let’s lift the sanctions and supply the needy 99 .
we are inseparable We share a destiny Wherever I go. you will follow 100 .SHADOW Shadow! I can always depend on you I walked for miles and You are always there. faithfully following me Whether I need company or not You are right there behind me Moving very graciously As long as there is a tomorrow I know behind me you will follow You never seemed worried. guarantee. anxious or joyous Always the same day after day Shadow.
SHATTERED HIS EXPECTATION You heard my voice Through thin air In respect of dignity You requested I appear My arrival shattered your honesty Leaving you in a complex calamity 101 .
SHE LOVED LIFE She loved life most abundantly She was a joy to be around She was humorous She was glamorous She was pleasant She was a friend Her last days she occupied her time with memories of the past that took her back more than a decade She was not the same as we have known her to be Without a doubt It’s sad she lost her bout Her strength was snuﬀed out She was not as strong as she pretended to be Her appearance would have deceived you She appeared to be healthy she avoided self pity and sympathy from friends and family 102 .
she would always try to put a smile on your face.It was plain to see that she loved the life she lived Since she lived the life she loved Now. no more suﬀering with a prolonged brutal agony Through it all. as she tried to lift “your” sprit She continuously said please do not have sympathy on me I would like to go out with dignity Please remember me the way I use to be and love me for me As I have always loved you for you 103 .
love can be a hurting thing What goes around comes around.SHOW YOUR LOVE: LIKE I DO Why do you love me and leave me? Fill my heart with hope only to be ignored Don’t you care for me? Or. you and your selﬁsh ways would prefer to Show your love at your convenience Remember. are you afraid of showing your love for me I have loved you as long as time My love for you is unconditional You may be ﬂabbergast If you knew what I have gone through To keep my love true to you You need to quit your egotistic mentality and Let us be together Loving each other Our love could have developed into an unbreakable bond But no. and it is going away from me too. you guess it. you 104 .
SING Sing. like a kid with a brand new toy Sing with glee Like a caged bird Who is set free Sing and be merry Show that you are happy Just sing. sing. sing Sing out loud and clear Lift every voice So that the world can hear The sweetness of singing You bring to our ear 105 . sing. sing. Sing your heart with joy Do it.
SOLDIER Soldier. kill or be killed 106 . I am in command On my patrol you will stand The battle is in my hands March as brisk as you can Halt. I command The cloth you carry in your hand Is the ﬂag of our native land You gave your life to your country You sign the sheet in war or peace A gun you will carry As an assignment to kill You are a licensed killer In war.
SPEAK LESS OF YOURSELF Speak less of yourself Quit bragging about your accomplishments Everyone knows your achievements They know that your ambition brought you success There is no need to remind them twenty four seven What is your problem? Some of your friends refuse to come around you They are afraid. they may dispel the attention you are yearning You are showing your insecurities You are unbearable You are becoming undesirable Do you need attention that much? Or. are you lacking conﬁdence? You are very narcissistic You are leading yourself into self-destruction Unwrap yourself from the conceit Relax 107 .
how sweet it is 108 . how sweet it is The birds whistle their sweet melodies The people dressed and stroll in harmony “Oh” spring. “Oh” how sweet it is It is the bright glowing sunshine The green grass that surrounds us The beautiful ﬂowers with their fragrance blowing in the cool fresh air Nights turn to days from the rays of the glorious sunlight The raindrops are clear and sparkling along the way “Oh” spring.SPRING Spring.
sunshiny day 109 .STAR GAZING I gaze at the stars in awe Millions of them ﬂickering in the sky Mesmerizing the mind and attracting the eyes Meditating. clear. or should I stay and play Tomorrow we are promised a beautiful. deliberating and wondering What I am going to do Where am I going to go? When the morning sun comes up Should I go to work.
far away Standing in your presence With so much to say He may not be welcome Because of fear of his mind But fear not my comrades He is a good friend of mine 110 .STRANGER There’s a stranger From far.
STRONG LOVE I am devoted to you As you are to me I would stand in the way of a weapon To save you from pain and destruction I will do anything your heart requires Just because it is you that my heart desires 111 .
SUCCESS AND FAILURE There comes a time When success disappears and failure predominates Some know failure as long as they’ve been around Dreaming of success Psychologically to avoid distress 112 .
in water and heat I died and came alive again And force my way through the earth As I grew you nourished me As I blossomed.SUNFLOWER You planted me and left me beneath the earth to grow. you spoke proudly of me Then one day you plucked me from my tree Ate a part of me and threw my remains in the dirt To be trampled on Forcing me to be buried in the surface To face the elements of rain. sun and snow But don’t worry. I understand that’s how my life cycle goes 113 . you cherished me When I became fully-grown.
my heart gets saddened for what man has done to our savior Go celebrate his resurrection May it be perennial and not forgotten by the generations that follow 114 . and what do you want? You must be a relative of the traitor Stop your assumption How preposterous your accusation! Who are you to adjudicate my actions? I am not here to decimate anyone And I am not a relative of the traitor I am here for the worshipping and the celebration of the resurrection of my savior.SUSPICION Who are you. Both of them Yes. that’s called church service My apologies my brother Forgive me. for my mentality and the sharpness of my tongue.
surrounded with clouds When the mighty wind came roaring through the town Blowing garbage round and round Knocking trees to the ground Animals growling and howling The wind whistling Buildings screeching People shouting A tornado is coming Others yelling An earthquake is erupting Fear and terror Fill the air It was a very sad aﬀair 115 .TERROR OF A STORM It was a cold and windy night The sky was dark and gray The moon was round.
THE CON PREACHER He was the teacher who became the preacher The man of destruction Cunningly promoted his reconstruction of religion He ﬁred up. bodies and hearts Reduced their strength and managed their willpower Leaving his voice as the only voice of authority 116 . tore down and played with emotions He preached transformation He believed in reincarnation He promised his loyalties the way to salvation Lead them to conformity and destruction He coveted their wealth Controlled their minds.
THE CRUISE SHIP In the midst of summer the cruise ship set sail in the open waters Passengers on the deck basking in the sun Others running around enjoying the amenities and having fun In mid stream out of no where a dark cloud appeared The captain yells sternly. a storm is coming Strong winds are blowing High tides are forming Now it seems like disaster was approaching Passengers were frantically screaming and panicking They all started praying for the ship to keep on sailing When they heard a loud and powerful voice Gently commanding the wind to be still Suddenly calm appeared and peaceful waters ﬂowed They continued their voyage with incredible courage Claiming that this is their day and nothing will take it away 117 . showing no fear Secure yourselves.
he laughed sadly 118 .THE DEPRESSED LAD On the edge The depressed Lad trampled With a grim of distress on his fatigued face Screaming and yelling Causing excitement Demanding attention The width of a foot measured the edge Little room for movement He paraded with grace Yelling in haste As he looked down The distance seemed unreal Miles of disaster A dread stream of moving waters That inwardly prolonged his execution of going under Confused.
Hoping perhaps to be rescued To cancel the drama Lightning struck Thunder blared He ducked in fear and disappeared 119 .
the dog And probably it’s because I don’t answer him My closest friend is man. as I grew older. the playing became less I was put on duty.THE DOG SPEAKS Have you ever stopped to think How man is deceitful to man? He cannot trust his own He dresses ﬁne Socializes well But constantly at war with each other The only friend he can truly count on. Am I his closest friend? As a puppy. as my master’s guard 120 . is me. my human friends gave me lots of hugs and kisses They played with me so much I depended on it I was spoiled I wanted to be part of them But.
broken hearted His friends turn their backs on him And who does he turn to for company? Me.His time for me is now limited He treats me diﬀerent He turns his back on me for his human’s friends Feeds me ounce a day Many times I’ve seen my master at home alone. doggie Then and only then. I am a dog 121 . am i remembered or even considered a friend But I love my master I will watch and protect him from harm I will guide him if and when the time comes Go with him wherever he goes Watch his house day and night I will be at his side at all times I promise to serve and protect Hey! After all.
and if the feelings are the same Love will whisper.THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU The ﬁrst time I saw you. I glanced at you I became infatuated with you The next time I saw you I had fallen in love with you Day after day I looked for you You passed and I whistled You smiled very little I kept waiting and hoping that you’ll one day whisper to me the words that are so deep and dear to me Three times I saw you in my dreams and a voice kept saying express how you feel. the words you long to hear 122 . do it with zeal The one you love will know how you feel.
translates into the story of love It is to want. to touch. to feel. to care and to share The warm and tender arms that receive you The pleasant smile that greets you The warm heart that loves you What a pleasure to tell the story.THE GLORY OF LOVE Consider yourself blest and fortunate To have the pleasure to experience the glory of love Which. and to experience the glory of love 123 .
THE PIANIST I was engrossed with the admiration of the posture of the pianist As she moved her ﬁngers gracefully along the keyboard Striking out harmonious sounds of sweet and mellow melodies of memories. with conﬁdence she played and sounded 124 . Relaxation is a state of meditation. The room seemed cloudy and ﬁlled with love. What joy she gave It ﬁlled my heart with the joy of laughter And my soul with a sound I will always remember She played and played Tune after tune My ear rang with beautiful sounds Nervously she looked. How relaxing it was for me Listening to true musical melodies.
With a grin on her round peach face The sweet sounds I will always remember That was played on a midday in summer 125 .
THE SPARROW Through the window I saw a beautiful sparrow Jumping and chirping On a weeping willow Its chirps were endearing Its mood was encouraging I felt like applauding For the joy it was giving It moved its head from left to right As if to acknowledge I was in sight It chirped and chirped Then spun around Leaped from the weeping willow ﬂapping it’s wings as if gesturing. see you my friend 126 .
I will take you back to the teachings that were meant for us all Love your neighbor as you love yourself and Love your brother as you love your neighbor Be righteous Live lovingly Live in unity Love one another Cherish each other We are from the same father: 127 .THE TEACHINGS In the Middle East you will ﬁnd that wars have been raging since the beginning of time And blood has spilled like falling rain This is the region where Jesus reigned His lessons of love have been ignored Greed and power are on the threshold hoping to be restored We have seen trepidation after trepidation In spite of it all.
not in war Bear each other’s burdens. Isaac Brothers in the eyes of God Fathers of the Arabs and the Jews They are all children of God On the Holy Land they stand with the Commandments in their hands totally oblivious to its commands Peace is what we all would like to see But war seems to be the motivating factor to some degree Peace is a virtue to behold 128 .What’s wrong with you? Live in peace. Abraham. even if it’s heavy Stand tall you will not fall David.
and goods But. to prejudge.THE TRUTH Friends. to steal. lead a righteous and holy life It’s written in the Bible that you must seek the Kingdom of God to be born again Since the sins of Adam and Eve Every person alive is morally imperfect We have tendencies to lie. to be greedy and to lust We covet our neighbor’s mates. relatives. neighbors and enemies People of this world Refrain from evil practices The wages of sin is death Before it’s too late. accept it. neglect it or reject it 129 . despite it all You can change the direction of your life Our hearts can be transformed We can have new attitudes Believe it or not. to hate.
is for our love in return. for our sins---top that Would you do it? I doubt it What more can we ask He gave us an abundance of love. he doesn’t mean you any harm Most of all. he is a God of Love Trust him. and All he asked. you will never go wrong 130 .God is all power The only power the world has seen: God is love He gave his only son’s life. and What’s wrong with that? He is the father of fathers and the mother of mothers He is a God of Justice He is a God of Mercy He is an understanding God Believe me.
it is not right I did my part by defending my country Now. the ﬁght to survive Mumbling to themselves Only God knows what they are saying One veteran conversing with him self ask. no. and honor me for my duties and patriotism We as vets feel that we have faded from memory 131 . is this right? He answered himself saying. I think of post wars We see more of the physical bruises than emotional scars Many men sacriﬁce their lives in wars they did not understand These are men of incredible honor: those past and present Today. there is a generation of vets who suﬀer. you do your part by not forgetting me. with many diﬀerent symptoms Amputees with no prosthesis Veterans who walk the streets day and night facing another ﬁght.THE VETERAN Every time I see a disabled man.
Long forgotten. dead and buried We fought for you as our duty Now. you ﬁght for us and defend our rights We need normalcy in our lives 132 .
THERE IS A CHANGE IN ME
Something has changed within me I was once carefree I did not respect anybody I spoke my mind freely Many people got mad with me They wished evil things would fall upon me They tried their best to destroy me But that did not scare nor bother me Maybe because of my stupidity or immaturity Something has changed with me It’s like going from A to Z I was once carefree, now I care aﬀectionately I now speak my mind infrequently Love pours out of me immensely Folks appreciate me for my honesty They sprinkle their love all over me
I am so overwhelmed with patience, it baﬄes me My consideration is endless My heart overﬂows with sympathy, empathy and love Something has changed within me I wonder if it is my maturity
THEY TALK ABOUT YOU
In your absence your name can be heard By those who sit and converse with you As you leave their presence They condemn you and criticize you as if they despise you They fail to recognize your generosity in the community They ignore your sincere honesty They need to communicate if there is a problem Instead they are intimidated by your personality Its time they face the reality You are a legend in this society And no one shall keep you from your destiny
THIS I DREAD
In my darkest hour I see a generation of destruction and sorrow A generation, which would generate hate Hate that was handed down and will continue to be handed down Until it reaches the generation of understanding The generation of justice and equality A generation that can put a stop to all the animosity and stupidity
THIS OLD HEART OF MINE
This old heart of mine Is willing to try love, one more time It had given up on love It was hurt, bruised, used, and confused Now, it is willing to try love, one more time The hurt has been few, but severe I tried desperately to harden the heart Instead, the heart listened to the brain, and now, it is willing to try love once again With a gentle approach and a soft touch, it will develop a willingness to trust It will open slowly, with time Just don’t be cruel and deceitful Love hurts too much to be toyed with My heart is no diﬀerent from your tender and fragile heart My heart is ﬁlled with lots of love buried deep inside Waiting to be found, to share with an angel of love
Trust and kindness is essential to this heart of mine Long walks and good talks would bring comfort to my tender heart Like an old car that is your prize procession, that needs restoration So is this heart of mine One beat at a time With days of frolicking in happiness, laughter and pleasure This old heart of mine would unfold like it was never hurt before
This card may be for grown up kids The words may be too mature for us two But because of whom we are sending it to All that really matters, is that we love you And it is the most appropriate way to express it on Mother’s Day
That looks good on you Yes. it is my favorite color It matches your beautiful complexion Your elegance attracts the attention you deserve Your eyes are like diamonds They sparkle with every ﬂash of light Your teeth are like ivory They gleam from far away Your ﬁgure depicts a world class Olympian Well shaped and deﬁned Curvaceous from top to bottom Woman! You are truly blessed You are everything I prayed for and more I am a happy man 140 .TRULY BLESSED Woman! You are truly blessed You take my breath away…..
I am prepared to spend the rest of life with you I shall never let you go These cherish-able moments I will treasure forever Woman! I love you 141 .
UNAWARE OF THE DANGERS OF FIRE In the ﬁre I stand Gazing in a trance Watching live trees burn down Catching dry grass on the ground The billow of smoke ﬁlled the air The clouds and the sky Seem to disappear And I being unaware Of the tragic and dangerous aﬀair 142 .
war is not the answer. and hate The world would be a much better place to live in Hate breeds hostility. lead us not into temptation 143 . everyone loses. its absolutely good for nothing. We need to be free of hate. ignoring religious beliefs Focusing on the positives instead of the negatives Communicating love and understanding instead of manifesting corruption. and hostility can bring severe damage to humanity Unfortunately.UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING If only man can concentrate on uniting instead of ﬁghting Bridging the gap between race and cultures. free of war. I ask. free from deceptions and self-destruction and the myth of sacriﬁcing one life for the love of God For the love of man.
VOICES I hear voices I hear voices of many people Strange painful voices Crying for freedom I’ve seen people I’ve heard people People who are chained and bound People like you and me People who were born to be free People of me I hear voices People’s voices Pleading voices Crying for freedom Leave my people Free my people 144 .
Let my people go where they want to They’re no beasts Least…they’re no leech They are people who are capable of stirring their own destiny People who are of use to the land of free 145 .
WAITING ON GOD In my bed I lay Silently I pray Praying for the day When I can sincerely say That I am going the lords’ way and there I’ll stay My God will show me the way 146 .
WAYWARD CHILD Wayward child Running wild Living on dreams Surviving schemes Senseless of responsibility With no perception of reality 147 .
WE WERE Have no fear. you receive love You will love the life you live So. my dear man Come on in. enjoy the life you love 148 . and no pain neither physical or mental When you give joy. you receive joy When you have peace. no hurt. I’ll leave as quick as I can What you see is not what used to be Our love has faded We are both brokenhearted Your quest has just started Patience is the key to conquer Money determines power As I disappear you can appear with an abundance of cheer But please. you receive peace When you give love. be calm Use your charm Promise not to do harm.
will not develop the real creative instinct---“believe it or not” Love brings happiness---“trust me” It is easy to forgive when you have love---“try it” It is inherent that we were born to love---“think about it” Why should God who loves us all. has not lived---“dead” Love is the sole impulse for creation---“fact” Who does not have love as their greatest incentive in their life. answer the prayers of those who fail to love? ---“Are you thinking?” I love you---“true” GOD LOVES YOU---“SINCERE” 149 .WE WERE BORN TO LOVE We came into this world with love ---“use it” We expect to receive love when we don’t give love--“selﬁsh” We have lots of love within our hearts---“share it” Life that has no love.
WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU Can’t you see she loves you? Do you know what makes her face glow? Do you see the twinkle in her eyes when she smiles? Do you realize that she does everything just to please you? Do you even know how much she loves you? Do you really care what she does? Pay attention my brother She opens her heart to you like an open book So you can have a good look and see the words love and sincerity She let you into her mind and like a fool You treated her unkind When will you see the light? Can’t you see that she is devoted to you? She loves you unconditionally Why don’t you be the man you are meant to be and do the reciprocal? 150 .
Express your inner feelings Let her know how you feel. don’t be afraid. Okay! From this day on I will let my love show I will let her know that I saw the twinkle in her eyes and the love of sincerity in her heart Like a real man I will open my heart 151 .
and tomorrow 152 .WHAT WOULD HAPPEN What would happen to this world when we are gone? Would it be left to ruins or would others come to carry on? Would the children of today grow up to be the heroes of tomorrow? Would they survive the anger in this troubling world? Maybe we should start preparing for tomorrow Eliminate the strife and hate that we so often create and generate Let’s save the children of today Day by day educate them and prepare them in every way Teach them each and every day That love and respect are here to stay This they must obey in order to secure a place in this world today.
if you want to live to see another day The wrong words can silence your day Young people are running wild. you better choose your words. homicide and drive bys. carrying weapons on their sides Full of anger and despair They can easily make you disappear Hostility is rampant. whatever you say Especially. especially on the streets Tempers are out of control We must ﬁnd a way to put them on hold Or we will lose our children’s soul We must recognize that we are destroying another family’s life 153 .WHAT’S GOING ON Suicides. are on the rise Babies getting babies and daddies not living up to their responsibilities Grandmas in there thirties with pregnancies of their own In some communities.
save your children Stop the madness No more drive bys. understand what is. further your education. replace them with books develop a new pride 154 .Parents! Save your babies. responsibility Go to school. no more suicides No more babies getting babies: grow into maturity. it will give you a new direction No more weapons on your sides.
WHEN I AM OLD When I am old and gray I hope to have the thoughts of yesterday When I am old and my eyes are dimmed I hope to remember the person I have been Aging is a must Age is honor Being old is in the mind Sight is might and memories are golden 155 .
WHEN I WAS HERE With love and innocence. I came to you You refused me In good faith. So you despise me All I said All I did I did for you And you showed me animosity I gave my life for you You deemed it as stupidity Now that I am gone You not only think of me You now worship me 156 . I gave my word to you You disbelieved me I lived my life as an example for you You thought I was crazy.
That. you now understand me My promises still remain the same They will not change under any condition Fear not.I said I would be back Some of you believed me I hear you singing to me I hear you talking to me Why only now? Don’t misunderstand me I don’t want you to stop However. you will do to yourself Because of the “free will” I entrusted in you I gave you the will to choose 157 . I promise not to hurt you or fail you in any situation. I am curious to know Are you afraid of me? Or do you now believe me? I trust.
if you need help to correct your pain Call on me. I will not force myself upon you You have the will to choose. If you choose to stay with me I will guide you and answer you throughout your life The power is in my hand 158 .Please think before you choose If you need help choosing ask. you will be free when you talk to me Remember. I am willing to help any day or night: If you have chosen wrongly And it’s causing pain in your heart if you need someone to talk to Or. I will gladly provide comfort that will ease your heartaches I am here for you Call me when you need me It doesn’t have to be only when you are in trouble I guarantee. don’t be afraid.
it’s paved especially for you 159 .The will to do right is in yours I can show you the door But you have to walk through I have provided light for you to see Not just from the dark But within your wisdom It also shines upon you In the daily chores you do on my behalf Walk your way in peace Use that road.
thank you 160 . you will be history One. and if you are not out. two.WHO IS IN THERE Who is in the crawl space looking up at me? Someone is in the crawl space that I cannot see Please state your name and tell me what you are doing there If you cannot say what you are doing there I would have to bring you out like I did the bear So come on out and have no fear I will listen attentively as you tell me what you were doing in there My day is getting longer While your time is getting shorter This is your last warning My ﬁngers are yearning and my heart is racing I will count to three.
I wrapped my arms around it pretending that it is you. how much I cared Many nights I wish you were here. to hug and caress me “Oh” so many lonely nights When I go to bed. my pillow becomes my comforter.WHY DO YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME? You fooled around and played around for quite a while Broke my heart and made me cry every time You repeatedly said that you were sorry. and Every time I am in the process of healing You would break my heart again You have caused me more pain than I can explain You have destroyed me emotionally You cannot imagine how much you have hurt me You knew. how much I loved you You also knew. 161 . hoping to ﬁnd comfort to ease my pain I awake with my eyes swollen from the tears I shed. mainly when you were caught I routinely accepted your apology.
and pretending that you care What are you looking for? You have invested so much time in lying. I’ve got news for you and I will break it to you gently I have had my time of hurting. cheating and ﬂirting and You still seem not to get any satisfaction When I am around you. you make me feel like I am invisible. and I have come to the conclusion that I am worth more than you are giving I hope you will realize what a fool you have been when you see me again Now. to make you happy and to prove my love is true to you and only you While you have kept on playing the same old games.My body is weary from the rest I did not get I have been true to you from the day we met I have loved you with all my heart and soul I have done all that I can do. 162 . I am totally ignored You have treated me unkind for a very long time I have reassessed the situation.
I have stopped crying. to ease myself from the pain and suﬀering I have come to know 163 . I will ﬁnd someone who would appreciate me for all that I am Someone who would value my trustworthiness and my genuine love I will not live this life alone I will ﬁnd someone to call my own Even though I hate to see you go I have to let go. My tears have subsided I am moving on Let me reassure you.
YOU ARE A PART OF ME You are a part of me I worry about you It seems like you’ve got me under your skin Your problems tear me apart as much as it does you I toss and turn at nights My bed becomes damp from my sweat My pillow is soaked with my tears When I awake. deep in my mind The sweet thoughts of you Because. I am no beauty My eyes are swollen from weeping I can hardly see But that’s the least of my worry For I carry. I love you 164 .
you were there with me Whatever I did I did with thoughts of you Whatever I said I said on behalf of you You were always there with me You are always on my mind 165 .YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND My dear: I heard your cries from far away My heart aches from not knowing what to say All the time that I have been away My love for you has never strayed You were always on my mind Wherever I went.
waiting and wanting to be forever young. Don’t let the critics get you down 166 . and You are not alone Many are calling. preferably a plastic surgeon to get a date for a consultation The time you have to wait to get a date will indicate the total amount of hopefuls Youth comes in a bottle. with your money It’s nobody’s business but your own.YOU ARE NOT ALONE You are preoccupied with youth Hoping that you will stay young forever You are not alone Many are sharing your desire and waiting to see their dream come through Check with a doctor. in pills. hoping. in make-up and under the knife But who really cares As long as the job is done on your body.
Only you know what you are going through This lifestyle speak of volumes You are not alone 167 .
kindness and compassion You have placed a special love in our hearts and our lives 168 .YOU ARE PRECIOUS You are precious You are our pride and joy A natural beauty We have watched you grow You have helped us express our inner thoughts You beautify our surroundings with elegance and love Lifted our sprits high With your beauty and grace.
EYES Your eyes are the window of your soul They tell me more than you have told Your action showed that you are divine The look of love was imprinted on you After I got to know you My sweet love I just simply adored you 169 .YOUR.
I do 170 . I will never forget I am ﬁlled with love and emotions You make me feel brand new Enough to say that I have fallen deeply in love with you And I look forward to the day when I can say.YOUR GLEAMING EYES Your eyes are forever gleaming Your smile is so pleasant it brightens my day More than I can ever say My heart rejoices every time I see you The more I see you. the prettier you seem I am mesmerized when I look into your eyes My mind becomes ﬂooded with a rapture of thoughts You touched me and a warm sensation titillates my body What an experienced.
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