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Love Is… (Relationship)

There is definitely a period or season in which your relationship will be even, where it should be even. “Even” in a sense of and respect to accord and assurance and automatic access to agreement. There is a time where everything seemingly always goes together in a symbiotic unity that is all spectacular and in the space of magical amazingness.

It is supposed to be like that.

For a period, for a season.

But relationships that actually last and have depth and definition and detail and evolve into destiny aren’t “even” all the time. Not even most of the time.

There is always an issue, some challenges, some changes, disruption and delay, confusion, chaos, hurt and hell to go through. There is always a problem, a decision, a choice, an obligation and a responsibility to pick a side. There is always question and instigation and accusation and controversy. There is always mess and frustration and misery demanding to sit in your company. There are moments of lack and lethargy, discontent and so much noise.

While the work has to be done.

While the bills have to be paid.

While the home has to be kept.

While the kids have to be raised.

While the time keeps passing by.

And still, more importantly still…

The soul has to be uplifted.

The spirit has to be nourished.

The mind has to be stimulated.

The romance has to be maintained.

The peace has to kept.

Your mate has to be considered.

Love is not just love. Love is everything more than love. Love is all the things more than love. Love is sacrifice and surrender whilst satisfying self. Love is particular and specific and yet ambiguous and wide. Love is gentle and firm. Love is intelligent and understanding. Love is complete yet open, comprehensive and curious.

And relationships require the steadiness of the unknown to abide its journey into fate. Ever heard of the good fight? The good fight is a relationship. The good fight is an ever-ongoing battle for the sake of someone else. The good fight is sleepless and exhausting and turbulent and demanding and constant. It always is. There is no time or room for the expectations or ask that a relationship is anything other than that.

Those seasons of complete congruence are the ultimate reward for complying with a confrontation that is compliment of your courage and cause. That good is a direct result of how good you become in the tantrum of this dynamic. You will absolutely know the days that are fantastic by the default of what those terrible times demand of you!

You’ll find “odds” more often than not. What you will achieve good at is deciding when to debate and when to defer. Compassion and patience are outfits that should align the wardrobe of your wants. Love is tender. Love is an acute mandate that you honor and embody to stay in the way. To be available for the fight. To be present and aware to the unknown. Because you chose this and for as long as an iota of desire rest in the two of you, you are obligated to take arms and forge into the fisticuffs of faith and action.

Through it all. For as long as it takes. And that is matrimony. That is what marriage really is. That is a relationship. Arduous and audacious and ambitious and abundant and adamant.

For each one of you.

Because on both sides, bookending that “season” of total compliment is life. And life requires that differences be met with diligence and discipline. And life requires decision. You decided on a relationship.

This is what you have to do.

-see

@seethepoet

©2018 Cornelious “See” Flowers

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What’s next… (After I’m so…) [POEM]

Hope the reflections bring about respect
Thinking about those back in the days
make me wonder about what’s next
You for it
Or just flex?

It was bad back then, no lie
Gangs, drugs, rap music, and some guns
But we had “stop the violence” movements
we were able to move around, some fun

There was beef,
legit or not
But there was a sense of order
we had spots

There was community
and a sense of pride
but somewhere in between Harold and Hadiyah,
It died

And music went from
Common to a mindless behavior
as Jesus alternated
between a charm and a Savior,
either way Jesus ain’t gone save us
We are responsible for applying the lessons that the story of Jesus gave us

I remember when you were “bogus” or “out of pocket”
and somebody “called it” for the blocks
When you were able to post up on the porch,
a legitimate neighborhood watch

We used to kick it
whether you were “sent off” or “on a mission”
and the real D-Boys wanted to do something good
and we listened…

and I miss it

Social media has made us anti-human
propaganda got us believing the hype,
undue influence
opposition prepared post put us in the paint,
from righteous to ruin
The media, the madness, this mess,
congruent

So now we “turn up” instead of turn out
we went from “burnt up” to burnt out
and the old heads are tired
Everything they worked for,
didn’t really work out

We brought into being independent
without independence
and such we scattered about our history
without any dependents
from the first descendants
to being first offender defendants

Ignorant

I remember when hustle was hard work
until you came up
That was how we came up
now the hustle is to hustle
Rob, Steal, and Kill
that’s how they came up,
then call it “squad”
so they gang up
bad representation,
society blame us

Indignant

And still we skirt the real issues
fighting for freedoms in no mans land
400 years of hurt and still mis-used
Stuck in a religious time warp,
No matter what God ole masta gave us,
them still his views

And our inheritance
became irrelevant
It was once intelligence
became benevolence
feasting from the rations of a welfare portion
that’s not heaven-sent

So the “I’m so” is the “oke doke”
a nice distraction for the brunt of jokes
and debating legislating plants
is the blunt of smoke

We still got probationary voting rights
Evil is evil, you can’t vote it right
the miseducation taxed Lauryn Hill
and making niggaz laugh axed Dave Chappelle
what story shall we tell?…

Too many babies, too many babies
burying children, too many lately
Too many ways to explain it off
who do we blame, it’s OUR own fault,
We brought into it, WE brought them to it
WE have to call it off!

So,

I hope these reflections bring about respect
the good ole days are gone,
What’s next?

-see

©2014 Cornelious “See” Flowers
– @seethepoet

How to “pass” the past, in 12 steps. (Complete)

Step 1

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/17/todays-see-3172014/

Step 2

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/18/todays-see-3182014/

Step 3

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/19/todays-see-3192014/

Step 4

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/20/todays-see-3202014/

Step 5

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/21/todays-see-3212014/

Step 6
https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/23/todays-see-3222014/

Step 7

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/23/todays-see-3232014/

Step 8

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/24/todays-see-3242014/

Step 9

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/26/todays-see-3252014/

Step 10

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/26/todays-see-3262014/

Step 11

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/27/todays-see-3272014/

Step 12

https://seethepoet.com/2014/03/29/todays-see-3282014/

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YOU are necessary where YOU are but where YOU are is not necessary, YOU will be important (needed) or even more at the next level;
Quite often we get comfortable with our access to being part of a system so much so that we fail to realize that our current reliance on/in our present environment is disabling rather than enabling our moves. “Need” is wherever “YOU” BE, “appreciation” (recognition/respect) are found where YOU BELONG. GO.
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YOUR “hang-ups” could be the thing or things responsible for “holding up” YOUR progress; YOU have to have a flexible comfort zone if YOU want to achieve multiple levels of growth and graduation in the process that is required for YOUR promotion. Being the “same” doesn’t produce “different” and change is the difference that will create the YOU that YOU’VE been going for!
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YOU have an advantage over any competition for YOUR spot, YOU!
No one can accomplish what is designated for YOU no matter the effort, energy, or emotion that they put into it unless YOU decide to surrender access to YOUR position by virtue of assuming that YOU don’t have to “apply”. The appropriate motion determines promotion; YOU will because of YOUR WILL, if YOU don’t, it’s because YOU didn’t.
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YOUR path or journey to greatness is made most accessible through adaptation, adjustment, and addition; As YOU continue to evolve YOU will discover that in order for YOU to succeed at ANYTHING, YOU will have to do SOMETHING that considers EVERYTHING as a possibility or NOTHING will happen but the “thing” YOU are doing now.
Know that what YOU are “used to” is what people use to use you….
It might be time to switch up.
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YOU have the first and final say as to whether or not YOU succeed in what YOU aspire and have set out to do. That “say” will serve no useful purpose if the language that YOU use to express YOURSELF to others is explanation and excuses as opposed to attitude and action towards YOUR goal; YOUR vision nor YOUR voice will ever “say” as much as YOUR work and willingness to commit to the completion of YOUR purpose, so DREAM, then DO!
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