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For I, I was born to rise. . .

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For I, I was born to rise. . .

did you think you could pull me down?
was your intention to break my wings?
i cannot stay down in the dust,
for i, i was born to rise. . . 

i am a precious, beautiful and black diamond,
all the scrubbing and processing did not phase me,
the acid you are pouring on me cannot kill me,
for i, i was born to rise. . . 

does the confidence i have threaten your existance?
the curve balls you keep throwing at me won't hinder me,
as for the bullets in your eyes, i'm not afraid,
for i, i was born to rise. . . 
like the sun rising after each night of darkness,
like the stars come out after the sun has gone,
my spirit will keep springing in high hopes,
for i, i was born to rise. . .

i am going to soar on the waves of the wind,
i am going to rise and not sink anymore,
i am going to walk tall even though i am short,
for i, i was born to rise. . .

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  1. Date: 10/2/2009 6:02:00 AM
    Beautiful piece. Got chills when I read it. Made me want to stand up and say "I WAS BORN TO RISE!!". Great work, inspirational, motivational......

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 5:47:00 AM
    Great poem Uyanda....hope you keep rising and writing...

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Thrilling stanza. All the best.

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 12:45:00 AM
    This poem reads like a hymn, and it's lovely. Excellent work.

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 11:17:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poem today. Please continue writing and sharing with us Uyanda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 6:23:00 AM
    Love the last stanza. Keep writing. Sara