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John McCafferty Dec 2020
Distant dreams and memories
Lost opportunities it seems
To the things that could have been
Reflecting on the past at half mast
Easier with hindsight to look at what might
A contestable question mentioned
How far do we plan with conviction
Experience paves the way
Flicking through past sections
Sets direction led astray on a page
Which ways do we cultivate
To lead the order of our day
(@PoeticTetra - instagram/twitter)
Nolan Willett Nov 2020
Take it as a compliment
Branded heretical.
Bring on the pyre,
And set it afire;
When they resort to
Crucifixion
You’ll know you have the right
Conviction.
Katrina Majewska Nov 2020
When they started to crumble,
That’s when I stumbled.

When they began to dissolve
Along with issues unresolved

That’s when my thoughts went wild
My mind put you on trial

Aggressively aiming accusations
At your so called ‘revelations’

'How could you?!"

We said at the same time
As you steadily place your hand in mine

Revealing a word etched on the palm
I am enveloped by a sense of calm

As I read my name
Jack May Sep 2020
Seeking the philosophies and convictions of others will stop me from finding my own
Life is happening while my head is buried in books
God is here while I'm looking there, and there while I'm looking here
Do I need others to tell me what I know to be true?
Will I spend my whole life missing the point?
Reading for fear of living
SomaSonata Aug 2020
Action is meaningless without meaning
Meaning is meaningless without action
Off you go...
The Messiah Jul 2020
Guilty, convicted I have been
For unconfessed, undisclosed sin.
I’ve stood in court, and there denied
My sin, and Him who for us died.
And never can a pardon be given
To those who never give an admission
Of guilt, but who maintain the lie,
Deny the truth, and thereby die.
Only the total truth declared
In open court, openly aired,
With honest rue and true contrition,
Will win a sinner’s sins remission.
The truth avowed is the one solution
For souls that seek their absolution.
Richie May 2020
A prodigal as myself
A man whose beliefs are solely his
Filtering as much as I can
till I sence clarity.

Clearity is my obsession
Nothing beats that smell and  the satisfaction they bring
Exclusively I poke all the theoriticals as they have side lines of  too many holes.
question of substandard hypotheses

I'm a prodigal cuz I question alot, forgive me as till I drown in your mind I might never be satisfied.
But yet
Only One  will I follow blindly.
Writing this Poem gave me an insight to the clarity I been seeking and I had to end it different than I intently thought. Made me realize sometimes the answer u need is withing , hidden in a clouds of poetry yet to be manifested
Big Virge May 2020
Ya Know I'm A Man of CONVICTION...
Whose NOT Been In PRISON... !!!!!

Because I Condition My Body And Mind...
To AVOID.................... FOOLISH Fights... !!!!!
That CLEARLY AREN'T Wise... !!!!!

My Conviction In Life...
Is To Use Peaceful Vibes...
To Help Me... LIVE RIGHT... !!!!!

However THAT Line I Think You Will Find...
Is NOT How I Ride When Temperatures RISE... !!!!!

I Am A BIG GUY So... You Should Play NICE... !!!
And Make Me Wear SMILES Cos' FROWNS Are The Guide...
That I'm Getting STRESSED And About To Get VEX... !!!!!!

And TRUST In THIS Text...
ANYTHING Could Come Next... !!!!

But As I First Said...
My Convictions EMBRACE...
A More... " Peaceful Place "...

But When It Comes To... My Wordplay...
My Convictions DISPLAY An ARRAY of Thought Waves...
ANALYTICAL and CRITICAL of How We Live Today... !!!

CONVICTIONS Now CONDITIONED...
To Play... Society's Games...

"DON'T SAY THIS ! DON'T SAY THAT !" ...

"Say THAT AGAIN, You'll Face My GAT !" ...

I'm Sad To Say Such Vibes Are FACT...
With... NOT ENOUGH CONVICTIONS...
That Put THESE FOOLS In PRISON... !!!!!

TOO MANY HOLD Convictions...
With Missions NOT To Listen... ?!?
A Conviction LACKING Wisdom...
And OPEN Minded... Visions...
Allowing For MORE THINKING.................

And Thought That's...

.............. NOT CONDITIONED............. !!!!!!

Like THOSE Who Stay... "IMPRISONED".... !?!
Within A World That's....... " sinking "........ !!!!

Like Ships On Television...
Or Cinema BIG SCREENS...

Do You See What I Mean... ???

My Convictions... LEAN...
To CONNECTABLE Seams... !!!!!
While SOME It Seems NOW LEAN With Teams...
Where Thoughts NOW RECEDE...
From THEOLOGICAL Themes...

Like... " Adam and Eve ".... ?!?

What Am I SEEING... ?!?

" Genevieve and Eve And Adam and Steve "... !?!

Well Virge DON'T Sway My Game's STILL STRAIGHT...
When It Comes To *** GAMES And Talk About Race... !!!

It Seems SOME... "hide positions"...
Where Racism's CONDITIONED... !!!!!

While OTHERS HOLD Opinions...
That Racism's NOW Slippin'........................... .................
Like DRIPPING In A Kitchen.... ?!!!?

So DOESN'T NEED To Be Spoken About... !?!
Tell THAT To The Fam' of MICHAEL BROWN... !!!!

A Young Man GUNNED DOWN By Police Who HOUND...
Young Blacks in Towns... Like They've ALWAYS DONE... !!!!

So...
What They Gonna Say NOW... !?!?!

THESE... CONDITIONED Mouths...
Who DON'T FACE Police Guns... !!!!!

What They CLAIM Is Like Saying...

RACISM Will Die... !?!
And CHAUVINISM ISN'T Part of Life... ?

Which IS... Just ANOTHER LIE... !!!!!

If THAT's What They Be Thinking...
Their ***** NEED ***** To Lick Em'... !!!!!
While Women Do... **** LICKIN'... !!!!!

These Lyrics I'm Now KICKIN'...
PROVE That I'm NOT Conditioned...
To ACCEPT Societies' Ways... !!!!!

IF Gay Folks Are THE SAME...
As EVERY OTHER Human Face... ?!?
CAN'T They TAKE LYRICISM...
That Gives Out CRITICISM...
of How They NOW Be Living...
IN FRONT of Peoples' Vision... ?!?

And Words From THOSE Now Quizzing...
From Muslim Crews To... Christians... ?!?

Whose FORMAT of... " Religion "...
Takes The STANCE of WOMAN and MAN...
As The FAMILY PLAN By Which They STAND... !???!

Which Can Be CONFIRMED... " HISTORICALLY "... !!!!

That's EQUALITY To ME...
That STANDS FIRM and TALL...
EQUALITY... For ONE And ALL... !!!!!

NOT Something That LEANS...
When Traditions FALL... !?!

It's Just A Simple QUESTION...
So DON'T You Start... " Suggesting "...

That... " Virge Holds HATE ! "...

WITHIN My Brain... I'm Merely Saying...
That CONVICTIONS Have CHANGED... !?!

Like Maybe They Could And Probably SHOULD... !!!
When It Comes To The Names Who RUN The State...
of Nations NOW CONDITIONED To HINDER Peoples' Living...

In... NATURAL Human Ways... !!!
Because Nowadays Technology REIGNS... !!!
But What Have We GAINED Are We MORE HUMANE... ?!?

Or... CONDITIONED And Lame... !!?!!
When It Comes To CONFRONTING...
THOSE Pushing and SHUVVING...
Like Feds'... Using TRUNCHEON... !!!!!!

It's Time For MORE LOVING...
And MUCH LESS Gun Clutching... !!!!!!!!

So....
Here's Some Last Thoughts...

CONDITIONED Minds Tend To Be Blind...
To What They SEE So... " Live In Dreams "...

And CERTAIN Conditions...
DO NEED INQUISITIONS... !!!!!

Before Their ADDITION Becomes A DOMINION...
Where People STOP Building And Become THE VILLAIN...
of Human Submission To Simply... NOT THINKING... !!?!!

I Now See My Life's MISSION As Seeking TRUE WISDOM...
So Just Like The Visions That... Big Virge Has Written...

These Things I Now Do...
With PURPOSE and......

..... " CONVICTION ".....
As humans continue to re-invent themselves, and change, one has to wonder, what certain human convictions, will end up becoming ........
Nicholas Feb 2020
Your view
is skewed
and my view
is true

**** all that oppose
the spoken word.
This is the way
to our purity
and their salvation.
Owen Cafe Jan 2020
You make me want to be a better person.
Not just for you, but for me.
We are worth it.
Reflective Realizations
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