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Here to Stay ("i rise" style)

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Here to Stay ("i rise" style)

Here to Stay (i rise style)

You may hate me with bliss 
Each and every day,
You can wound my soul, 
But my smile you can’t take away

My thoughts are foreign 
Black flowers to your bouquet,
Through mockery and hatefulness
Thoughts strut confident to a new day

Why must you want to see me beaten and broken down?
Does your blood simmer when I smile amongst your many frowns?
If hatred is your oil, and spite be your fuel
Then may God clean the insides, of such a neglected jewel

My flawed teeth will shine in suns
A smile you can never take away,
You can tell me rights and wrongs
But my ideas are here to stay

	Love and peace: James

Copyright © james faulkner

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  1. Date: 5/21/2009 10:14:00 PM
    wow this is great! i'd like to use this poem to shove it in the face to everyone has beaten me down over the years thanks it made me feel great and gave me hope=]]TinkBabyy

  1. Date: 5/6/2009 4:38:00 AM
    Pure fire brother have brought the heat in this write..I love a confident write that kicks really show yourself in this piece..rock on brother.