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The Spirit of Humanity

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The Spirit of Humanity

Lift me up
As I rise on shaky knees
Give me strength
To rise from this bottom of rocks
Willed in my determination
To climb back to this mountain top
Call me a Climber, ambitious
An Expeditionist
A Pilgrim on uncharted land
A Soldier on these battled bends
An Activist when I take a stand
Peaceful, but with determination
A Bird, I’ll go out on a limb
Holding tight against the wind
A Leader, I won’t hop the wagon with the crowd
Not back then, and still not now
A Dream of many faces, of many phases
Something courageous
Even in valleys we rise like nothing can break us
Even through opposition we rise together in greatness
Even when we stumble in our focused cause
We still hurdle boundaries and break down walls
In millions, we still pause
When a handful die by some madman's cause
There’s still something decent within us all
When we answer the cry of our fallen brother
Rebuild, pray, and aid in their recover
Because we are not one without the other

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 2:02:00 PM
    Bravo Brandi, Congrats on having your great poem being featured on the PoetrySoup Homepage this week, keep tapping from the incredible ink flowing from your honoured heart. Wishing you many more features in the future. Love, Adeleke

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 8/30/2012 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Adeleke! I'm looking forward to the holiday season for some free time to spend both writing and reading some great talents here.
  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:29:00 AM
    wonderful poem brandi i love this so much yes we need all of us together to make the world a better place loved it imma fav it :-)

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 8/30/2012 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Christopher! You can also see the poem with pictorials at www.blsimpson.blogspot.com
  1. Date: 8/28/2012 3:57:00 AM
    good and inspirational

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 8/30/2012 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ojobo!
  1. Date: 8/26/2012 8:53:00 PM
    BRANDI, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. :-) Always~PD

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 8/30/2012 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Poet Destroyer! =)
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:17:00 AM
    ‡ Also, I Believe I Shall Favour, This Beauty ‡

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/19/2012 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rachel! =)
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:14:00 AM
    ‡ And When The Saints Come Marching In, I Want To Be In That Number, When The Saints Come Marching In *.* Smile, Now After Viewing This Inspiring & Beautiful Poem, Sweet Beautiful Brandi, I Can See Why As Your Beauty Won Or Placed High Amid Beautiful Linda's Contest ... Makes Me Think Of Michael Jackson's Song, 'We Are The Children' * Very Beautiful !s Was Your Priceless Lovely Visit * My Luv, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:05:00 AM
    ‡ Allow Myself To First Afore Viewing Your Lovely Beauty's Verse To Chime In With My Own Congrats Upon It Seems A High Five Poetic Moment In Re This Your Treasures Poe; Kudos, Sweet Brandi ‡

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Brandi just a quick congrats on your win..David

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/17/2012 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, David
  1. Date: 7/17/2012 6:50:00 AM
    Whoa! Brandi, just seen your blog. One word - speechless! The way you've intergrated the photos with the poem - awesome. The whole poem just got elevated to a-whole-nother level. And I must add, you do have noble principles.

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/17/2012 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vicky. I truly appreciate the feedback. This poem was one of my most passionate writes and I chose to add the pictures to make sure people truly understood the meaning behind the poem. Thank you for visiting my blog.
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:40:00 PM
    Hi Brandi... My fav line 'A leader, I won't hop the wagon with the crowd...' - I love it. Love the whole poem(obviously). Congrats!

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/16/2012 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vicky. If you want to see it with the pictorials, check it out at www.blsimpson.blogspot.com
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the new poet (Only) 2012 contest Brandi. Love, Carol

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/16/2012 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol! =)
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 2:47:00 AM
    Brandi, congratulations with your win in my contest.. thank you for the support..pd

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/16/2012 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, pd! I will take your advice! I appreciate the feedback.
  1. Date: 7/8/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Brandi, whether you know it or not, your style is quite unusual and unique! You don't really write in true rhyme, but instead your writing (even your free verse) is written in a very consistent "near rhyme." It's a rare thing when a poet has a particular style, but it's also a very desirable thing. (I wish I had one!) Based on the poems you've posted so far it's going to be very interesting to see what's yet to come from you. Good, interesting writing so far!

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/8/2012 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, David. I didn't realize I had a particular style but it sounds like a good thing. I hope you continue to enjoy my work! I'm looking forward to yours as well.
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:40:00 AM
    hai really nice write.

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/7/2012 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Suresh. I appreciate the feedback.