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Big Virge Sep 2019
"Arrogance" ... or ...
"Self-Belief" .... ??????  

Which of These ... ?  
Is Part of ... ME ... ?  
  
I Have An Idea ... !!!  
But ... What Do You See ... ?  
  
Some Have Said ...  
  
They See ... VANITY ... !!!!!  
  
Well For Many Years ...  
I Saw ..... UGLY ......  
  
Cos' That's What People ...  
........ Said To Me ........  
  
BIG NOSE ... BIG LIPS ...  
And .... " CroOKed Teeth " ....  
and YES .... Dark Skin ....  
Make Me ... COMPLETE ...  
  
But Nazis And ....  
Those In ... " White Sheets " ...  
Don't Think That .... I ....  
Should Walk The Streets .... !!!  
  
That's Why I NOW ....  
Have ... " SELF BELIEF " ... !!!!!  
  
NOT ... Arrogance ... !!!  
Or ...... " VANITY " ..... !!!!!
  
You Should Check ...  
Your ... " HIS-Story " ...  
  
I'm NO LONGER Gonna Be ...
........ Made To Feel ........  
  
Like I'm ... " Ugly " ... !!!!!  
  
By ... ANYONE ...  
Who's ... Fearing Me ...  
Because of Things ...  
They Hear Me Speak ...  
  
.... " YES " ....  
I Am ... SMART ... !!!!!  
And Have ... " BEAUTY " ... !!!!!  
  
Outside and ...  
Inside of ... ME ... !!!  
  
I Move With GRACE ...  
And ...... " DIGNITY " ........  
  
And Maintain THIS ....  
  
....... humility ........  
  
That's ... SELF-BELIEF ... !!!  
NOT .... " Vanity " .... !!!!! ....  
  
How Dare You Try ...  
To Say That's ... ME ... !!!!!  
  
ALI ... Showed Blacks ...
...... How To Be ...... !!!  
  
He Spoke His Mind ...  
And Touched Mankind ... !!!!!  
  
YES ... " Black and White " ...  
  
Even When They ....
.... " Criticised " .... !!!!!  
  
But Nowadays ....  
Those SAME White Guys ... ?  
Have Now .... Accepted ....  
  
He Was .... " WISE " ....  
  
... And ...  
  
" SHOCKED THE WORLD !!! " ...
  
When He Won Fights ...  
And PROVED His Words ...  
Were ... NOT JUST Rhymes ... !!!!!  
  
Some ... Would Say ...  
He Was ... " ARROGANT " ... !!!!!!  
  
Well ...  
I Would Say ...  
  
He Used BRAVADO ...
For ... " Defence " ... !!!  
  
While ... Many Think ...  
That Pounds and Pence ...  
Or ......... Even Worse ............  
  
YES ... Dollars and Cents ... !!!  
Make Them .... FEEL ....  
A Sense of .... " Strength " ....  

Kind of Like .... THOSE ....  
  
In .... " Parliament " .... !?!  
  
It's NICE To Hear ...  
  
... " A Compliment !!! " ...  
  
But ...  
If You Don't Want To ...  
  
DON'T GIVE ME ONE ... !!!  
  
Trust Me Son .....  
  
I'll ... Do It MYSELF .... !!!!!!!  
  
It Helps Me COPE ...  
With ... "My Problems" ...  
And ... Problems People ...  
Have With ..... ME ......  
Like Saying ... I'm Full of ...  
  
...... " VANITY " ...... !!!!!!  
  
That's ... NOT ME ... !!!  
  
But ...
Is That ... YOU ... ???  
  
Do You Feel ... ?  
You ... Have To PROVE ...  
That You're ... STRONG ...  
Just Like .... KING KONG .... !?!  
  
Don't You ... REMEMBER ... ?!?  
What Happened To Him ... !!!!!  
  
Women and Men ...
Should ... " OVER-stand " ... !!!!!  
  
You're Told You're WEAK .... !!!  
By ....  Government Man ....  
To Make You ... Feel ...  

That ...  
You Should Be ... PLEASED ... !!!  
  
That ...  
  
You Don't Have To BEG ...  
For Your ... Daily Meal ... !!!!!!!  
  
When ... MANY People ... !!!  
Get A ... " RAW DEAL " ... !!!!!!  
  
So ...
How Do Those Words ... ?  
Make You ..... " FEEL " ..... !?!  
  
I WON'T ... "conceal" ... !!!  
But Will ... REVEAL ... !!!!!!!  
  
The Man ... I See ... !!!!!  
  
A Man of ... Words ...  
Who Has Now ... Learned ...  
  
To Believe In ... " ME " ... !!!!!!  
  
NOT .... " Society " .... !!!!!!  
  
Cos' ... "Society" ...  
DOESN'T ... Want To See ... !!!  
  
A Man Like Me ...  
USE .... " Poetry " ....  
To Make Individuals ...  
Finally SEE ...

That ... "SELF BELIEF" ...  
  
ISN'T .... Vanity .... !!!!!!!  
  
Take A Look In Your Mirror ...  
And ... When You See ...  
  
An ... ARROGANT Glimmer ...  
Let VANITY ... " simmer " ...  
And Drift ........ Awaaaaaaayyyyyyy ................................................  
  
Like .....  
  
Watching Kids Play .....  
On A .... " Beautiful Day " .... !!!!!  
  
These Are .... " Words "  
To .... Help You Sway ...  

Your Mind .... AWAY ....  
From ................................................ " ARROGANT WAYS " ... !!!!!!

See ....... SELF BELIEF .......  
Can Give ... Relief  ...  
  
And May Just HELP ...  
Your Mind To ... " REACH " ... !!!!!  
  
A Place of .... " HOPE "  
And ..... " Inner Peace " ......  
  
My Thanks Go Out ...  
To The ... " Master Jeff " ... !!!  
And The ... " Henry Family " ... !!!!!  
  
For Showing Me .... " LOVE " ....  
When I WASN'T ... " Loving Me " ... !!!!!  
  
These Are Words ...  
That Bring ... " Tears to my Eyes " ...  

Cos' They Take My Mind ...
Back To ... " Sad Times " ...
I Have Had ... "Within My Life" ... !!!
  
But Now I'm ... UP ... !!!!!!  
And Willing To ... FIGHT ... !!!!!!!!  
  
For .... " Peace and Love " ...  
Within ... " My Life " ... !!!
  
"Mum, rest in PEACE !  
I LOVE YOU STILL !  
More than any, Dollar Bill !"    
  
So Folks ....  
Let Me Ask You ?  
  
What Do You See ... ?  
  
An ... ARROGANT MAN ...  
of ..... " VANITY " ......  
  
Or A Man Who's ...  
... "EMBRACING" ....  
  
.... " SELF BELIEF " .... ?
Two, VERY DIFFERENT Things, in my opinion.
johnny solstice Jun 2019
God is everywhere
God is in the meadows full of flowers
God is the child locked in a cupboard
God is with the dolphins in the sea
God is at the heart of all atrocity
God is full of benevolent kindness
God is plagued by selective blindness
God is the name of our inner peace
God is the bomber and the bomb released
God is the congregation deep in prayer
God is the cleanser, the killer, the slayer
God is the sound of children laughing
God is the train now departing
God is the question to all the answers
God is the famine and the eco-disaster
God is the breast-milk from the mother
God is the oil-slick sea-life smother
God is the oil that fuels the lamp
God is the guard in a concentration camp
God is the abundance of fruit on a tree
God is the maker of child-*******
         God is good........God is bad
         God is happy.......God is sad
         God is living........God is dead
God is everywhere inside your head
God is everyone you've ever met
God is horribly the best thing yet
God is no-one and all things as well
God is innocent and guilty as hell
God is is the answer to all our prayers
God is the darkness at the foot of the stairs
God is a poet.....a juggler of words
God is THE AUDIENCE
            ..........HOW ABSURD
Kiara Plummer Jan 2019
He held all I saw-
Glistening eyes,that held generosity;
Black shiny locks, made to show his beauty.
A voice, like one's favorite lullaby,
His personality was golden.

He's talented, a singer to be exact,
But not one who brags-
His voice wasn't made for bragging,
It was made for entertaining others.

His style was elegant like his voice-
Nothing to flashy, to show off;
Or to criticize others about dressing,
But style to suit himself.

Life isn't for criticizing;
It is based on togetherness.
What's beauty if one can't compliment?
It's not made to just stare back at yourself!

Beauty is in everyone,
It just needs to be expressed-
Not judged on outer appearance;
But on the inner one.
I wrote this poem about someone I met, all out of inspiration. I hope you enjoy!
Michael Oct 2018
Knowing what I know now,
And if I could go back,
Would I take the time to change,
Review myself and backtrack?
I honestly don’t know,
Only a guess I could make,
To say that actually I’d choose to stay the same.
The events of my life made me who I am now,
For better or worse,
I have have strength in me now.

If you could go back,
Would you change anything?
I hope not because to not be you would be a sin.
You are an amazing person,
And don’t you forget it,
To change that now,
Would make you regret it.
If you could travel back in time would you love your life in a different way?
Apporva Arya Sep 2018
I closed my eyes
from the light
and when opened them
it was already night.

With my unfamiliar heartbeat
and a voice of faith.
I looked into mirror
and saw her there,
staring at me,
with fear striking glare
and telling me untold tales.

Tales of,
the dreams that died,
the emotions left unfelt,
the words left unsaid
and the path not taken.

I saw her
carving for love,
when loving someone else.

I guess its part of life
and now my choices ,
are what i am.
Let i forgive me
and build a path of self belief
out of this maze
because when winter passes,
spring comes again.

So i will fall again,
fly again,
run and crawl,
will hit by countless stars
But will never stop again!..

My breath,
the path i walked.
The me from yesterday,
the me from today,
the me from tomorrow
its all the answers for me.

M still finding myself,
is on the path to love myself.
Its the beginning of start,
and the end of end.
Now even my scars,
seems my very own constellations.
No matter how much you fearing,but still one day will come when your soul will demand some answers. Answer them !...wake up youth and Face yourself.Good luck :)
Dream Aug 2018
Breathe.....

In....

Out...

Repeat.

Cut

Negativity

Out

Repeat.

Love

Yourself

Repeat.

Be

Yourself

Repeat.

Pray

Everyday

Repeat.
Nonso Amawuru Jan 2018
unending sounds from distant shores
lonely soul trapped in an island
screaming to unseen imaginations
hoping for a savior to come
time running fast like waterfalls
these dried woods will i make my boat
sailing to the shores so far from sight
self believe is all i can offer myself
Ellie Elliott Jan 2016
It's been light years since my heart strings
were touched, gently plucked
in artfully arranged cacophonies of
'I love you' and
'Come closer' and, whispering,
'baby'
sweetly, in his waning symphony.

The fade-out drags at my feet,
while I move through moments now, slowed down,
talking loud,
as though words are my only means to stretch moments out.
These are the 4am secrets I cling to most,
sunlit smokescreen memories of a spaceman still haunting me, you see
no matter how loudly I speak
smaller volumes are still volumes
and his whispers were still words
like 'baby', hurtling through moment after moment
and I wonder why it still hurts.

An asteroid of his voice ricochets through endless stretches of space
and solar flares only spit flashes of his face until even supermassive black holes seem comforting,
perhaps they would transport me to a different dimension of blanket fort dreams
where I am held again, amongst whispers wistfully meant
and this time I don't forget to contain all the stars in my eyes,
cocooned in second chances on Solaris,
the planet where lost loves come to life,
where droves of the lovesick go to die.

I couldn't escape past the moon forever
but ****, I could still crash land whenever
These unearthly dreams created space for me
and in that space, I found my sanctuary
realising that with all the space that I need
the spaceman no longer had a hold on my dreams.

See, love was soaring music, elevation, no metre,
just levitation, almost timeless, but it teetered
on the finish line
to be stopped too soon by a volume dial and a frown,
I bottled up from bottle to cup and kept my voice down
but time has a way of showing you
that shutting people out isn’t profound,
but the absence of sound.

Endings quietened my universe, but
I stopped believing in the relief of silence
and since,
I have become a crushing crescendo,
I think even the cosmos could hear me screaming.
The volume turns up and I burn and I glow
feasting on feelings, wasted on whispers
I'll break waves against wistfulness,
Fling fists against fitfulness,
the spaceman can fight me for all he's worth,
I will not fade out.
ellie elliott
T'yana Thomas Nov 2014
Rapes. Abandonment. Drugs. Guns. Kidnapping. Abuse. Race Issues. Prostitution. Fighting. Thefts.

What's wrong people??

Victims or Perpetrator why aren't we content about life itself.

Yes we will go through trails. No life isn't always fair. But; learning to love thy neighbor and help other people  can make a huge change in Today's Society. If we learned to care for one another ALL OF THEE ABOVE ACTS wouldn't happen.

To my victims Please dont live with suffering in your heart and allow that person who caused you harm power over you. Take your life back forgive them for your self healing!!!

We Need Change

Todays Society

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