Something inside me has gone.
When someone misuses my friendship.
To believe my integrity can be dismissed.
Something inside me has gone.... more »
I use to think it selfish for those of peace of mind,
To have little time to give to others.
I understand this perfectly.... more »
The attention given to not paying it...
Will soon be in conversations mentioned.
To refuse to get involve and to solve what is seen,... more »
A breached integrity is difficult to mend.
Any outreaching extended,
Doesn't heal but offends.... more »
For purposes of a higher income...
Those who pursue a college degree is done.
Few seem to seek an education,... more »
Like a tool to undo...
All that is good.
For the purposes to implant,
A controlling that enhances.... more »
People who protect themselves,
At someone else's expense...
I have no respect for.
And neither will you find me accepting.... more »
My mama was phenonmenal.
And even to this day...
Whatever I say could not convey,
The understanding and talents,... more »
When valued pretensions,
Are threatened to be taken away...
What is there left?
For those of this consciousness,... more »
Shallow platitudes are okay but overused.
But show them only as reliable expression...
That are picked to fit,
A mood and attitude.... more »
One's creativity felt with depthness,
Is not from birth born...
To generate repeated dishonesty.
As if from an assembly line produced...... more »
When will the same argument,
Exhaust the nonsense of its fight?
Backs have buckled from the strain of it.
And those in the midst of these conflicts...... more »
Too many times,
People of faith put their lives on the line.
To find they have been undermined...
By those still learning to count their fingers and toes.... more »
So innocent then,
Were my public aggressions!
My willingness to connect,
All aspects of my identity...... more »
So sad are their beliefs,
When they speak of what is theirs.
After landing on foreign shores,... more »
When they discover that their wars,
Bring nothing but dead ends to them...
They may find a life to salvage.
Perhaps one that has not been ravaged...... more »
Is there a relevance in attempts made...
To restore a past,
When an innocence was more restricting?
And the slow pacing done in those days,... more »
It would be wonderful to leave tags and labels,
To ensure that having a satisfaction is done.
And those tags and labels never move in time.... more »
I'm expected to be in place,
For those that are inconsistent?
And unreliable too?
I don't think so.... more »
I am not one to seek,
That good negro on the plantation appeal.
I am a field hand and proud of it.
Although I can whip up some biscuits,... more »
I choose to make decisions and stick to them.
It isn't easy to do it...
Since people are there,
Wanting to apply a tight twist of a screw.... more »
In unfortunate ways these days,
People are allowed to betray themselves.
And with validation...
From those they declare as friends.... more »
The message and delivery of it,
Becomes as different as the weather.... more »
To go through the steps,
Just to qualify myself deserving
Of receiving a paycheck...
Has never set well,... more »
Whose truth is reality?
And why are the many eyes focused upon it,
Seeing reality quite differently?
With many refusing,... more »
She runs and hides.
And prefers to be subjected,
To one's search who is seeking.... more »
I could If I wanted,
To be stuck in deep stuff.
With an analyzing done,
As if I was there to fix and correct...... more »
Never catch me...
Between slumber and wonderment.... more »
Sometimes the doing of it,
Is to gossip to entertain listening ears...
Shared and overheard by others,... more »
I was raise to believe,
To be of service to others first...
Was what God intended,
For me to be!... more »
Repercussions will come rushing,
To repay for our own actions.
To react as if it doesn't,
Is that ignorance we lust.... more »
What you allow people you claim you love,
To tolerate from you...
Should find somewhere in your mind to disgust.
But like most things you do,... more »
Some are selected to see and digest.
While others believe,
They are here to correct what's on the menu.
To decide what they will be served next.... more »
May those who throw stones,
Come to know...
What the baring of one's own burdens mean.... more »
A devotion that remains,
Hopefully gains in respect.
It doesn't mean that getting upset,
Changes one's feelings into regret.... more »
It gets a little bit harder,
To expand upon one's tolerance...
As the hair begins to gray.... more »
Status quoters on the ropes with hopes...
They could pull times long passed,
Back to have them in their grasp.
Since realities created,... more »
Are those of the crumpets and tea party.
Those of greed and suppressors of rights...
And consumed with self righteousness,... more »
Which liars deny,
They did or did not tell...
The bigger lie.
Or acknowledge any used,
To coverup any known!
Only shows that lies,
Are being told!
And on a daily basis,
They have been sold!
The entire system created,
Has been built on them.
Where has the honesty ever thrived...
When even the churches,
Are dens of sins!
Integrity seems to be known by those ostracized.
Those who speak with a truthfulness,
Who are character assassinated...
And dragged through the mud,
A society that is witnessed falling ...
You may never know
That I am troubled too.
You may never know that,
Like I do.
You may never see me frown
Or hold a grudge...
But I have been down.
So low I couldn't budge!