I'Ll Stand Alone - Poem by Leslie Alexis
I‘ll Stand Alone
Ordinarily I should not
After all, men give up their hearts
They sacrifice free will and thoughts
To follow in paths, roads, trends
Set by others, making them bend.
Curses through culture, religion and forms
This one, I, and me, refuse to follow the norm.
I refuse to call my brother a nigga, my nigger or nigger
I refuse to call my sister and love or mother -a bitch
I refuse to own a gun - I will never pull that trigger!
I refuse to follow the Joneses, for my dreams are bigger!
Itemize if you will, you cannot! restrain my will
And with it I'll love like God, or destroy like a troubled wind.
I love my God, and refuse to be a ' modern' Christian, where sin
Is like breathing, for I know in it, my God is grieving
Each time I succumb and get wounded in a war he's already won.
Just the same, with his grace, I set myself free, free of laws and the norm.
Poetic ecstasy roams free within me, uncontrollable like a storm
At times: where anger I cannot control and love in many forms.
Shakespeare and I felt love, yes, but we do not love the same
Our hearts are not in sync…mine beats stronger! Without shame
I'll stand alone. My dimensions are not two, I am an earth with many faces
So sit back, and relax, let me take you to my many places.
Some of the angles are immeasurable.
And sometimes the depth would be incomprehensible.
I am not a fighter, but bringer of the war.
I don't want to be a candle. I am a star!
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