Godfrey Morris

Gold Star - 6,443 Points (August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

I Stand - Poem by Godfrey Morris

Though hatred rages against this noble heart
With its deadly griping piercing claws
Yet will I stand to face the green-eyed beast
Standing against such infinite odds
With dogged dreams of pursued success
Unfolding before a lonesome sight
Can I fight forever?
How long must I resist?
The pressures of this hostile world, slowly taking its ugly toll
Although the sky may appear dim, with dark dusty clouds hanging
Yet I stand, venturing still with very great expectations
Never faltering to faulty condemnation
The choice is mine, my destiny firmly determined
Forever standing steadfastly, against the pain and trials of this hollowed world
Taking its blows but fighting back
Knowing freedom is one day certain
Struggles indeed, alas will bring forth worthy fruit
Once hope remains, must I forever still stand?

copyright (c) 2012

Comments about I Stand by Godfrey Morris

  • Godfrey Morris (8/26/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    Thanks to everyone in the poem hunter family. I wrote this poem in a dark period of my life and these words gave me the inspiration to overcome. (Report) Reply

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  • Sajad Meer (8/26/2015 10:15:00 PM)

    Such piece of poetry! Came across like this after a long time. Feel different after reading this. (Report) Reply

    Godfrey Morris (8/26/2015 11:52:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind words

  • Alain Stanton (8/26/2015 10:06:00 AM)

    This poem breath his passion (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/26/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Written with passion. Extremely well done. Congrats on having it chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

    Godfrey Morris (8/27/2015 12:24:00 AM)


  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/26/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    How long must is resist? With the muse of life at hand. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/26/2015 3:07:00 AM)

    Fight against injustice cannot be stopped and all should stand against it till freedom from oppression is attained in this world! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/26/2015 2:46:00 AM)

    Fighting against impediments one can stand against all enemies to have freedom which is the aim sure! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (8/26/2015 2:20:00 AM)

    I once went out with a green eyed monster fortunately it didn't last. Excellent poem well written. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Freedom is worth the struggle. Nicely penned, Godfrey (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/21/2015 2:48:00 PM)

    A strong and significant stance of positive progressive living.Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (2/16/2015 11:08:00 PM)

    Stand, you must! ! For it the the good fight that gets it's just rewards. Ever the optimist, like Pandora, I cling to HOPE.
    A noble poetic sharing, thank you. PEACE
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  • (7/6/2012 11:33:00 PM)

    It is a hollowed and hostile world, you live in. The true tragedy is in giving up.........never give up.
    Interesting body of words.
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  • (6/21/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    To rise against odds, is itself victory. Excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Dougie Fresh (6/19/2012 11:45:00 AM)

    I really like this one...makes me think of Malcom X...We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us. Fight your fight! (Report) Reply

  • Samra Haq (6/2/2012 5:32:00 PM)

    Very nice and beautiful piece of poem.I like the style and keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Sharad Juneja (5/31/2012 7:22:00 AM)

    Very honest and a beautiful piece :) (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    I hear passion, which is a poet`s tool. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Vincent Kuo (5/24/2012 4:09:00 PM)

    Thanks Godfrey for the raw truth in the poem! True man! (Report) Reply

  • Ebi Robert (5/23/2012 6:03:00 PM)

    The poem is full of deep lament i would say! I like the style. It is nice! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/23/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    Excellent piece of poetry, very well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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