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A Warrior's Fight
It's been said that
God gives his hardest battles
To his strongest soldiers.
Those who endure
The seemingly impossible
And unimaginable
Continue to faithfully fight
To the bitter end.
A warrior's valor tested
Time and time again
Ends in the same result.
Like an eternal flame
The fighter within them remains
Giving up...Read More
Categories: be prepared, character, courage, faith, inspirational,
Form: Prose

The Cynic: Experience

If your adolescence
was a turbulent experience
though of short duration.
be prepared for a longer life
of costly reparations....Read More
Categories: be prepared, dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Scared of the Dark
I have been scared of the darkness below
The sun glows bright and the wind will blow
I have been unprepared for the worst again
The moonbeams glimmer above like my pen

Was in solitude for hours
Ideas sprouting like flowers
Lost my heart in the...Read More
Categories: be prepared, angst, confidence, emotions,
Form: Lyric
New Moon
New moon new broom 
Help is coming soon
New moon new broom
My love is coming at noon
The sun is very hot 
And sweat is dripping from my back
I want a new frock to take the heat off my back
It is a...Read More
Categories: be prepared, blessing, community, courage, daughter, desire, education, endurance,
Form: Narrative
Precious Cargo
I felt nerves standing in my way, both nervous and excited at the same time 

I started opening my mouth confirming a permanent visitor our home would welcome 
A friend who would be carried as a precious cargo 

I became...Read More
Categories: be prepared, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, baby,
Form: Rhyme

Before you say
Before you say I love you in Africa
Think twice before exposing your feelings to a lady 
The center of gravity should be ‘Iphone' because every young girl's heart has its name embedded in it 

Before you say I love you...Read More
Categories: be prepared, 12th grade, 5th grade, extended metaphor, friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
If there was a way,
to return to yesterday.

To somehow reappear.
So things could be made clear.

This time remaining strong,
To right what was wrong.

Preparing to face today.
Without a delay.

Living life now.
Not needing to ask how.

Focusing on what's at hand.
Taking the time to...Read More
Categories: be prepared, courage, journey, time, today,
Form: Couplet
Train of Thought
I sit in the back of a traveling train 
The exit to the left guides me to the thoughts in my brain 
So hop on board to take a ride 
On the train of thought with me to see what's...Read More
Categories: be prepared, adventure, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who will ever know us
How many people do you know from the past?
How far back can you go?
How long will your legacy last?
Before the people of the future will no longer know. 

Can you trace anyone from the past at all?
From say two hundred...Read More
Categories: be prepared, future, life,
Form: Rhyme
The water mark is still evident on the wall
You can still see where the rain had fall
The stain must have been there for many years
And every time it reappears 
Sending chills into my ears
It embraces an interesting story 
that will...Read More
Categories: be prepared, betrayal, community, conflict, corruption, courage, farewell, judgement,
Form: Narrative
Crossed Off the List
Do you love to stand upright for the truth?
Or do you love it more,
bending to lies
At an acute angle forty five

Degrees of false moderation
permits you to have
an unhealthy tolerance for half-pint truth

Do you have a taste
for liquor moral malaise?
If so,...Read More
Categories: be prepared, dark, death, spiritual, truth,
Form: Elegy
Must Be Prepared To Propose
Must Be Prepared To Propose

Always must be prepared to propose,
A plan to control water after it froze;
We discussed,
Control must;
Energy that exists in wind that blows.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: be prepared, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
living the dream
My soul has been sleeping for quite some time,
I dreamed about dreams that were lost for a while.
I was vanished by fear and felt nightmare in my life
There are moments of renunciation that painted me black.
God sent an afterglow allowing...Read More
Categories: be prepared, dream,
Form: Free verse
Change Wind
I can’t breathe
Mon on tony 
is suff ocat ing me
Drowning in my own medi oc rity

Something’s gotta give.
Something’s gotta give!

I feel like a cat on a hot tin roof 

Gotta get the  out of here ! 
Gotta get the...Read More
Categories: be prepared, abuse, addiction, anger, art, sexy, symbolism, women,
Form: Lyric
Cast A Long Shadow
Cast A Long Shadow
Lying in my bed dying,
Not wanting to let go.
Everyone keeps crying.
Seeing myself like Van Gogh!
Don't let go its mystifying
Cast a long shadow 
Floating through the air
Doctors scrambling here and there
Nurses working to be prepared.
Cast a long shadow
Sitting...Read More
Categories: be prepared, cancer, faith, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Off the Grid
I never travel anywhere
Without my book at hand
For jotting down my daily poem,
No matter what I’ve planned.

For likely I will have a thought
I must commit to rhyme
And therefore I must be prepared
At any place and time.

My little book must fit...Read More
Categories: be prepared, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stop A While
If you should ever find your way down here,
The folk of Stop-A-While will welcome you,
With friendly smiles and well-intentioned words,
Provided you will be prepared to stay
Long enough for us to hear your tale.
No need to fret and worry about the...Read More
Categories: be prepared, appreciation, fairy, fantasy, friend, nonsense, time,
Form: Free verse
If you want to be great
If you want to be great 
Greatness don't come sudden
Be ready to fight your fears
Be sure that you will sure 
Fall to rise 
Be prepared to fail greatly
As well

If you want to be great 
Be ready for focus 
Cos destraction...Read More
Categories: be prepared, africa, confidence, courage, encouraging, motivation, power,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Make The Future A Happening
Looking forward has blinkers fitted, to obscure the past.
Looking back has the future switched off, a tired play by retired cast.

Dreams ignore reality, littering your future with nonsense plots
Drawing threads from past, hope and fantasy, intertwined in lots.

What you hoped...Read More
Categories: be prepared, fate,
Form: Free verse
One Day We'll Find Out
One day we'll find out
there will be no tomorrow.
When physical death occurs, 
eternity follows
for atheist and heretic
for doubter and infidel
for apostate and believer.

One day we'll find out
there is life after death.
There exists two kingdoms -
heaven and hell.
And the best part...Read More
Categories: be prepared, 11th grade, death, heaven, time,
Form: Verse
Remember that
"Remember that"

You got to be more clever than that
If you really want it to turn out better than that
It'd do you some good, to remember that

You need to shape up
If you ever want to make much
And accomplish great stuff

If you...Read More
Categories: be prepared, dedication, deep, fun, poetry, rap, word play,
Form: Rhyme

My son called last night
Hey pop, just checkin’ in
Have you been watching tv
Wanted to make sure you know
That it’s Snowmageddon tomorrow
Hurricane speed wind bursts
Blizzard conditions on the roads
So please tell me you’re staying home
I had the momentary flash of
Being a...Read More
Categories: be prepared, angst, children, snow, weather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Veggie Enchiladas
With some Sauteed onions in a pan on some melted butter and olive oil
Throw in slices of button mushrooms, green pepper and zucchini according to your style
Some chopped garlic and cumin powder are the key constituents
Sprinkle some salt and some...Read More
Categories: be prepared, food,
Form: Free verse
You sit and stare
upon your dish,
no strength to bear
even as I wish.

For you to live
forever strong
were mine to give
your life prolong.

But being neither 
here nor there
Death comes hither
So be prepared.

Previously Published: Shattered Moonbeams 2016...Read More
Categories: be prepared, animal, cat, death, depression, funeral, grief, sick,
Form: Rhyme
This Morning I Win
"Morning is here,
I know there is nothing to fear

About the day which will unfold before me,
 I have seen it many times guaranteed 

All surprises I will handle,
For I am a strong and independent damsel

For I have fought my own...Read More
Categories: be prepared, blessing, confidence, growth, motivation, strength,
Form: Rhyme