My Struggle

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  • shakeme4life
  • Learn yourself, love yourself, and respect yourself! Your past is but on step towards your future.

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A verbal journey from boy to man ..

My Struggle

I'm fighting with myself
 keeping my inner twin in check
Cause he's not as nice , 
as the cheek I turn towards your face.
 I feel this rage building in me 
I'm a nice guy true, but your injustice 
  towards others aint cool.

The fact that you test my intelligence 
  when you have little wisdom.
The perils of life you haven't even begun to experience.
   Still I grit my teeth, bite my tongue 
praying that you'll wise up some.
  
Every button I possess has been pushed by you
 You watch my anguish, blanked faced, with no clue.
Throwing your weight around , Like someone left you in charge, 
  Through my mental , emotional, spiritual doors you try to barge.

  You honestly think your more of a man than I , 
because I'd rather comfort a woman's sighing.
  Perhaps that's the reason you can't keep a woman.
Instead of asking questions , your masking & assuming.

Any man that talks wicked of a woman is a fool, 
 they are a gift to man , the perfect tool.
by this you show your immaturity, lack of leadership.
 by spiritual law we govern our women's ships.

Physical strength isn't the strongest thing on Earth.
 You must find out your spiritual worth.
Just because you can get away with your deeds, 
 doesn't make it fertile ground , for your own seeds.

many times have I warned you , from the trouble you keep
 Remember, that which a mans sows , he reaps.
Your disrespect for me wont stop your suffer.
  No one can make it alone , we all need one another.

   I'm a man who is gracious to be, let me extend 
my generousity. Men who mentor boys live a 
  better life , go against God's children , your only 
inviting strife . 
 

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ESSENCEOFLOVE commented on My Struggle

09-07-2011

Very visual read and great insight into the struggle of becoming a good man.Recognizing your limitations in the face of the creator is the beginning of wisdom. Great write...........E

shakeme4life

09/07/2011

Thank you ...

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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