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Growing and Passing Through

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Growing and Passing Through


Life...

It goes on

but a piece of me

never quite moves on.

So if I exhibit immaturity

It's bc I'm still rolling on

Advice from the young (r.i.p.)

That you gave to me

To motivate me to be strong

And even though I've grown

                        .....into my own wisdom

Sometimes I revert back

To your greenisms  (youthful philosophy)

 

So no ones to say

'Cause only God knows

Who we'd each be today

            .....If you weren't on that road.

I would be different...

That's not a thought

                .....I too often face

But change, it's like

A ripple from the shore

                 ......that shakes the whole lake

 

God doesn't make mistakes

we're exactly where we're meant to be

But I still can't help but wonder

If things would have went differently......

I'm just writing out

My inner curiosities

 

                 ......No need to judge me

 

 

If I'm aloof and distant

Defiant and resistant

It's b/c I'm fighting and persistent

I'm all in with both fist in

Chasing dreams and running from demons

Sometimes the boundaries are seamless

Sometimes I land the blow

Sometimes I feel the sting

where life's swing is

But I march on like King did

Keep sight on what the dream is

 

He said follow my heart

To find happiness

                ....Even if it's not his

 

Sometimes I feel like

                ....he's the only one who knows me

He sees my greatness

And beautifies the ugly

He's seen it all

And he still loves me....

so if I'm wiser

Than what I should be

I'm lifted on the shoulders

              .....of his maturity

 

Brandi Simpson - 2012

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  1. Date: 10/13/2012 2:57:00 PM
    wonderful write Brandi,love your youthful wisdom,this poem shows your maturity

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 10/19/2012 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Richard!
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Yes, God is the only one who really knows us for we don't even know ourselves..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 10/19/2012 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sara!
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:19:00 AM
    ‡ Standing Ovation - Bravo Bravo Bravo. So Many People Follow The Mainstreams Dangling Upon Strings, Beautiful Brandi; Tis Refreshing To Find Soneone Rising Above That Chitter Chatter Mad House Crowd. Definitely Inspiring And As I Said, 'Bravo, And Great Poe. Love, Rachel ‡

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 10/19/2012 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rachel! =)
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:08:00 AM
    Hi you! You definitely exude wisdom(and humility). Personal growth never ends and yes sometimes we do that which we swore not to do anymore but the struggle continues. I love how you've developed the theme. Very nice Brandi!

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 10/19/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vicky! =)