Posts tagged Poetry

Social Media Shakedown

 

Social Media

Back with another socially impactful commentary, @Raylee22 drops her latest prose on the phenomenon, or in some cases, the destructive illusion known as social media.  Enjoy!

Social Media

 Like this stat
Like this pic
Like this lie
Like this trick…as in scheme, not chic
Keep face for the gram
I’m bout this way
I’m bout that life
15 seconds of what I want them to think it be like
Let me throw this shade
Behind this pic
That I stole from that cousin’s friend’s uncle’s niece’s best friend’s boyfriend’s sister’s sh*t….
Let me do it for the gram
Let me do it for the book
Let me do it for the lurkers
Let me do it for the likes
Let me look on
as I “sip this tea” and
Screenshot to repost
Clearly, not drinking what I claim to be
MCMs, WCWs
His C w/ your M
Your M w/ his W
These hoes ain’t loyal
These bros ain’t either
Subliminal stats like
At the Laundry mat
Hanging sh*t out to dry
Delete that stat,
Delete that pic
Even though, technically, its permanent
Use it as your biography
Getting mad at people’s commentary
Saying “don’t judge me”
But, um, you steady
Typing like it’s your diary????
Post it for the internet fame
Post it for the internet followers
Post it for the internet society
Forgetting that you can’t always hide behind your technology
SMH…Social Media Hell
 

Conversation With God

BrotherWord - God Whispers

Conversation With God

Lord I ask you, why does it seem you continue to forsake me, let my enemies attack me, turn your back on me?

My son, 1st I have never turned my back on you or forsake you, and the only reason I allow your enemies’ attack is because I know they can’t break you.

 

But God, as broad as my shoulders may be and as strong as I am, I’m trying daily to be Christ-like, but I am still just flesh and blood, a mere man.

You are more than just flesh and blood, you have been created in my image and you reflect Me. You may only be a man, but what’s birthed is a replication of the divine trinity.

 

God, I hear what you are saying and I believe in your Word, but this constant barrage of attacks has weakened my spirit… truthfully, it’s absurd.

No one ever said being a Christian meant life without trials and tribulations, but I do understand how you feel. That said, they ridiculed, tortured, and crucified Jesus and all He came to do was heal.

 

Father that is my point, my dilemma. I know I haven’t always done right, but I have dedicated my life to bettering others lives and I still find myself on the brink of surrender.

Do not become weary in well doing, because in due season you will reap if you faint not, but in the meantime lean on Me, because anything you can’t handle, I got! (more…)

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motivational Monday
 
You want to motivate me, educate me;
Show me how to get to the top, never stop, so my dream doesn’t flop.
 
You want to motivate me, stimulate me;
Spark my desires so I’ll reach higher, strive for greatness, become inspired.
 
You want to motivate me, formulate me;
Build me up so I can stand on my own, build this temple of brick and mortar that will become my home.
 
You want to motivate me, captivate me;
Take my thoughts captive, watch me become active, light my soul on fire and get reactive.
 
You want to motivate me, collaborate with me;
Guide me on my journey, help me along the way; alone I’m good, but together is how we stay.
 
You want to motivate me, invigorate me;
Bring me to levels I never thought possible, challenge me to become more so I am unconquerable.
 
You want to motivate me, consecrate me;
Teach me how life will become greater later and the God I serve will vanquish all haters.
 
You want to motivate me, rejuvenate me;
When my cup is low and my well has run dry, put air under my wings so I can again fly.
 
You want to motivate me, vindicate me;
Be a rock when I wobble, a shield when I need protection, and to all that mean me harm, be Christ’s reflection.
 
You want to motivate me, already done; I was motivated when I saw the rising of the sun.
The Son motivated me because He told me I too could rise, that I am blessed beyond measure and need not worry about those who pray for my demise.
 
I’m motivated because aspirations never expire, it’s never too late; everything we go through makes it worth the wait.
 
You want to motivate me, tell me what I can’t do or won’t, how I’m bound to fail; and watch me shine like no other, not to prove you wrong, but to prove me right and show the world how to prevail!

Thankful Thursdays! (Bonus)

BrotherWord - Thankful

I Am Thankful

By:  Kathleen Shelton Poulson

I am thankful for everything I have experienced
In this life of mine
For in all I have found
That in His Word-the answers I find

I am thankful for all the tears I have cried
For they have taught me to appreciate laughter
They have given me the ability to see the
The joy that comes after

Through my tears I have come to know
His Holy Spirit in my life
How He is always there
And comforts through the strife

I am thankful for the storms I have encountered
Knowing that the rainbow is at the end
Realization that they are only temporal
That with time all will mend

I have learned that I don’t need to be strong
For Yahshua supplies the strength for me
He shoulders my burdens
Regardless of what the circumstance may be

I am thankful for all the relationships
For the good and yes, for the bad
For they have given life to my emotions
An appreciation of what I have had

My most valuable relationship
Is that with Yahweh, my Father
I know that I can trust Him
As I can trust no other

I am thankful for the pain I have known
It has given a compassion for the suffering
An ability to reach out to others
An appreciation of little things

I understand the greatness of Yahshuas love
And the pain He has suffered for me
How He endured all things
So that I could be set free

I am thankful for the hunger and thirst
That I have had to go through
I appreciate having food before me
And sharing it with others too

He has given himself as my food and drink
To make sure that I was fed
His Blood shed for my drink
And His Body broken for my bread

Most of all, I am thankful for His Grace
For the provisions that it brings
How it has provided for
Me in all things

 

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays!

Be Thankful 
By Author Unknown
 

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motvational Monday

The Wake Up

Just because your eyes are wide open doesn’t mean you can see the truth,

Each time you open your mouth, insert boot.

How many times are you going to continue to lie to yourself and follow the deceit,

Only thing that’s different between them and you is that you have already accepted defeat.

Where they fall and get up, you lie there in sorrow,

Promise you this, no matter how much you hide the sun will rise on tomorrow.

It is past time to stop letting people and circumstances deter your destiny,

If at first you don’t succeed, start over, try again, take responsibility. (more…)

1 True Love

BrotherWord - 1 True Love
 

Reflecting on this week of the #LoveRequiem movement, I’m resurrecting a poem I wrote many years ago.  Hope you enjoy!

1 True Love
 

When I first met you I was so infatuated, captivated, stimulated,

Being in your presence again is what I anticipated.

The more we talked, the more I learned,

The longer we were apart, the more I yearned.

The more we were together,

The more I thought, this could be forever.

Your style, your grace, your intellect had me intrigued,

Your versatility, your charisma, your aura filled a need.

It was more than a desire, more than lust

You filled the void I was missing, you became the one I trust. (more…)

#LoveRequiem – Love Is Not Dead

BrotherWord - #LoveRequiem

If it was up to society, everyone would think love is dead and that it is a waste of time to try love.  That anyone pursuing love is only setting themselves up for self-inflicted wounds and somehow love has lost its luster.  Although love can be painful at times, it still is the most gratifying and potent elixir ever concocted and anything worth having it worth suffering through; love is worth the pain.  Love is so powerful it has started and stopped wars, birth miracles, and saved lives.  Love is the answer to all of your questions and if you have ever doubted love’s purpose or power, listen to these men express their love.  Love will always win! #LoveRequiem

Motivational Monday – Forever More

BrotherWord - Forever More

Not looking for temporary moments, trying to discover my forever. 

Somebody who wants all of me, will give whole-heartedly, completely, knowing 2 together, on one accord, makes it that much better. 

I want a friend, lover, and a wife;

That one that considers me, thinks of me, and cares about me, a partner for life. 

I want my help meet, the one God ordained on my behalf;

The blessing that was born from my rib, the one that says all you need do is ask and the desires of your heart you can have.

I want happiness, bliss, passion, and love;

I want the one that is so compatible to me it’s like hand fits glove. 

Until then I’ll prepare myself and wait on her to come into world,

Knowing that God’s timing is best, and this is Heaven’s version of Boy Meets Girl.  

I want that earth-shattering, make your heart skip a beat type of love, mi amor;

You know the type of love that stops time and knows no distance, that type of love that never says never and lasts forever more. ©

 

Blemished Perfections, Imperfect Discretions

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Today we get a special treat from one of our guest writers – Raylee!  Enjoy

Blemished perfections,

Imperfect discretions,

Walls high…

Love passed by, many, many times

Life filled with lust,

But lacking loyalty and trust

Blemished perfections

Imperfect discretions

Walls high…

Love hurts, love lies

Your beliefs

But in actuality,

“love is patient, love is kind”

That’s what Corinthians says

No one knows your story, no one knows your pain

Why?

Walls high

Let love in, let the healing begin

Share your miseries, so your current companies will disappear

Open your heart and feel what you are meant to feel

Allow your soul to burn with the passion,

The passion, that is simply fashioned from our creator…

Pure, unconditional, unjudged

Blemished perfections,

Imperfect discretions

Walls…bye

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