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The thorns,oh man may spike thy side
In the shrubs and farms in the field of life
Thy wounds may bleed like the drips of rain
As if thy strength be poured and drained

Thy neighbour of ages or friend indeed
Might never for real comprehend thy need
Or the seeds that bang at the core of thy pains
As they see thy weary leaves and seeds

Thy wounds, oh man, may be dry by day
As you grin and pose like a model bright
Thy tears of life from men you may hide
But at night you bear thy tears and fears

Arise , oh brothers, great or small
Thy fights and tears are well renown
Be strong my lovely sisters sweet
For thy will can wheel thy ship ashore

Arise and take thy ship ashore
From the wrecks and dirts shall come thy reign
Resolve to be strong by day and by night
And soon thy tears shall cease like the rain

So recall there comes a ray of light
Beyond the storms you see at sea
Be strong for thy storms shall soon be ceased
And a beam of light shall soon be seen

So, take thy colours bold and red
And thy head be straight ahead again
For great is the man that wills to win
And be ready to arise and bloom again

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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 10:44:00 AM
    beautiful poem dan, I am very new here but let me tell u, u r the first one who has charmed my senses THANKS

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 1/5/2014 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot Akash... you just made my day! Highly appreciate....By the way, you are warmly welcome to Poetry Soup!.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:39:00 PM
    Sorry for the late warm Welcome to the soup... Nsikakabasi , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Welcome to poetry soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 12/20/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Skat, thanks a lot for the warm welcome. No, it isn't late as am still pretty new- trying to have a feel of the environment here....! You're such a great poet. Just gone through your ALIEN works...quite nice. Congrats for your great talent.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:24:00 PM
    Clever and profound poem-Excellent!!!!Welcome to ps and tnks for reading my post

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 12/20/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Charmaine.... wish to have as many poems as you do! You 're such a great writer.... really.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:21:00 AM
    pack with age old wisdom your piece was a real guide on dealing with your business with conviction and humility.... i like this piece a lot

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 12/14/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Weston, yea once you've got the convictions to succeed, you soon 'll be on the path to success...Thanks for the compliments.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:30:00 AM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, N.Dan ! - Nice to read your first poem here.:)) - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Anne! Yea, I do look forward to having a great time here. By the way, you do have quite a great number of poems and great page views as well... Quite impressive! Do keep it up! On others' poetry, yea, I'll check 'em out and comment as well. Do have a great time!. Bye.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:39:00 PM
    i love the rising bloom here. Nsik--Dan,  ,A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Dan Avatar Nsikakabasi Dan
    Date: 12/11/2013 5:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Linda, Thanks for the warm welcome. highly appreciate. regarding your contest, I sure will take a look...and give it a go! Nice to hear from you. Do have a great time!