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A.K.A. Michael Smith

At first It was his poems content and their truth That caught my eye For I know all about Cold And how hard it can be Dealing with the streets Although thousands of miles And more than thirty years separate us I can feel and relate to every word that he writes I truly wish I could take all of my understanding And place it inside of his soul But all I can do is pray That my words can touch his heart And help him find his way Through the hell of his six mile block Kareem Through the picture on my blog You discovered that I am not black I pray that through my words You can feel That I am still your brother Written for one very talented 16 year old poet on our site. I hope he beats the streets that devour so many of our youth for if he does I know he will shine. God Bless

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 8/28/2008 9:20:00 AM
The potential is there. I've read some of his stuff. Vince
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Date: 8/27/2008 6:03:00 AM
Michael,..When I first logged on to Poetry Soup, just a few months ago, it was on a whim, just a chance to exercise a little creative energy I needed to explore.I had absolutely no idea how something this simple, could reach out and touch a life or make a difference. This poem of yours truly could save a life and a soul. I would love to think I could do something that meaningful for someone..you were meant to be here at this site,.at this time. Brothers you are..God Bless you and him. ...Carrie
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Date: 8/26/2008 5:06:00 AM
Michael, this is amazing! It shows the human heart and how it can reach out to another over miles and through words. May your words and prayers find him and help him along his way to a better understanding and a clearer road of faith. Michael
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Date: 8/25/2008 7:54:00 PM
Inspiring, spiritual, and honest. So good Micheal. Anne-Marie Christine
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Date: 8/24/2008 5:12:00 PM
Hi Michael what a great tribute to Kareem, when it comes to fellow-feeling color should never matter and I hoep that you can still reach him through your wors of wisdom, life is just too short to let the color of one's skin color our judgments, great write take care D-nyce
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Date: 8/24/2008 2:19:00 PM
Yes Michael your words were very inspiring and so warm and tender. thank you for reading my Millies's Drive-in and for your comment
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Date: 8/24/2008 11:06:00 AM
A very beautiful and thought dedication. Your words were so inspiring and I am sure he received them well. Regards, Sara
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Date: 8/24/2008 5:00:00 AM
Michael, in my heart, I believe God let you live the streets, and brought you back to safety to help others..He had to give you wisdom, and it could only be done through living it...You are a blessing to many..and will be a blessing to many more...God has a plan...Always, Christy
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Date: 8/23/2008 9:08:00 PM
Yea man I know we brothers. Skin color doesn't mean anything to me. Its whats on the inside that matters. And where we come from allows us to share a bond that most people can't truly ever understand unless they've lived it. So thank you for all your words of support. And I actually read this before you commented about it on my last post. But after I read it I thought just leaving a comment wouldn't have been enough. So I've written One Black, One White, Two Brothers. Keep doing your thing man.
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