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Alisha Ricks Poems
Trust is earned But once violated It’s difficult to regain
What Defines Success
What is the journey to success? Success is not gained by defeat Success does not occur over night Success can emerge at any age
What Gives You Courage
Without fear there cannot be courage Fear drives the unthinkable out of us What gives you courage when there is none?
The Importance of Education
Each day that I wake up and turn on the news, something has happened Why? What is becoming of our world? But the real problem is teen Dropouts
Knowledge Is Power
Education can open the doors to a new future Why do you not want to learn? It’s satisfactory to be smart and intelligent You don’t have to look to others for things
What are colors? Colors are all around us, everywhere we look There are so many different colors; yet so beautiful and radiant Red symbolizes excitement, energy, love, and passion
Be Who You Are
Be who you are Accepting yourself is a start Open your eyes Look at yourself
Thank you Mother
Thanks mom for being there my whole life Thanks mom for being there when I was feeling down Thanks mom for giving me a peace of mind Thanks mom for buying me things
The Hope of a better Tomorrow
We sit in the midst hoping and waiting for a better tomorrow Praying and thinking for whatever comes Hope gives us the courage to strive Hope makes us continue our lives
I Believe in Myself
I believe in God I believe in myself regardless of what others say I love myself
Lift up your Spirit during this Time of ...
Life may not be what you expected, but there is a reason you have life For all of the pain and affliction you have endured in your life don’t let it have prestige over you Take hold of yourself and your life
If I Could Take Away Your Tears I Would
I hear when you cry but no one is there to take your hand I'll take your hand because I care I carry you in my spirit, mind, soul, and heart Each waking moment I pray for you to become stronger
Cruelty and prejudice still prevails in this unjust world Never stopping to speak or lend a hand Have we all gone mad? Or lost our minds?
Life is A Precious Gift
Life is a precious gift But it can be bittersweet Everyone makes choices Good or bad
Comments about Alisha Ricks
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Trust is earned
But once violated
It’s difficult to regain
When do you trust?
Who do you trust?
You trust with your mind
You trust with your heart
You trust with honor
You trust with pride
You trust with expectations
But is putting trust in someone worth it?
Tell me, is it?
I’ve tried to trust
But ended up with betrayal
And cannot allow it to occur again
I opened my mind
Opened my heart
But only received
A shattered heart
Now I know not to trust so easily