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GREATNESS!

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GREATNESS!

Only through adversity can GREATNESS be achieved.
"If there's no struggle, there's no progress",
this is what Frederick Douglass believed.

To tap into our inner stength & push forward even 
when the odds are against you.
Being a winner, because failure is not a option:
so I'ma make it do what it do!

Make something outta nothing , that's going to
illuminate in my time & beyond me.
Ya'll cant see it now, but then to ya'll can't see
what I see.

My vision, my dreams. nor my aspiration.
My struggles within or my innated motivation.

To be a better person, with concepts of changing
the world.
A mirror of inspiration to these little beautiful
black boys & girls.

But, on a larger scale this GREATNESS is really not
about me.
Because I can't change, nor can I obtain anything unless
I first start with me...GREATNESS!


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  1. Date: 11/22/2009 4:36:00 AM

    What a beautiful poem! well said, take a look at my poem Brim Your Minds Cup! love Simone

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 3:12:00 AM

    Just becoming a better person is a great achievement within itself because the masses usually don't. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 10:47:00 AM

    Damion, you convey well our struggle to achieve. You might like a poem by Emily Dickinson, "Success Is Counted Sweetest." The message is the same, but you presented yours in a very original manner. Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/15/2009 7:12:00 PM

    I once sought greatness now I only seek salvation, Blessings, Ron