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Self-Imploded… [POEM]

Truth is that
the soundtrack that he lived by,
killed him
filled him with an ambitious idea,
thrilled him
opened him up to that life,
sealed him…

Same song
that the drive by’er drove by to,
is the same song,
his friends cry to
see him as just another reason
to not believe any different
because the truth is this:
you might die too,
whether or not you try to

niggaz gon’ kill niggaz
that’s just what niggaz do
problem is we ain’t niggaz,
that’s why we’re uncomfortable

But not enough to get up
and turn the station
or the channel
or away from the images
that cause the damage
we just lie on the couch,
famished
thirsty for something else,
tired of feeding as we’ve been,
on nothingness
but refusing to do better,
or at least something else

So we sit and watch
or ignore
or get affected just enough
to get bored
and act like all these funerals
we can afford
to sit through
or applaud
at the end
of sermons,
or poems
that say we’ve had enough
of the violence
and that we’ve learned…

yet, that one song
is still the jam
no matter the jam it got us in
no matter that the rappers delight
is now to sin
to mislead our babies
to rape our women
and our men
of any virtue that we once beheld,
from within…

but the Bad Boy made good,
the Nigga With Attitude found his beat,
you either grind or rest,
and “Suckaz” are those who sleep…

And,

Truth is that the soundtrack that he lived by,
killed him
filled him with an ambitious idea,
thrilled him
opened him up to that life,
sealed him…

Same song
that the drive by’er drove by to,
is the same song,
his friends cry to…

-see

©2014 Cornelious “See” Flowers
@seethepoet

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Now, PEACE…

There is always a peace to be had, always. Even in our most difficult and disturbing times. Even in the noise, mess, and stuff, that happens and always seems to disrupt our routines, our thoughts, or our reality. There is yet a peace to be found. Even moreso in these moments of trial and turmoil. Even in the midst of the muddy and murky. Right in the middle of the mayhem, and the misery, and the madness, there is a peace waiting to be discovered.

That peace doesn’t make everything right, it makes it easier to fight through. That peace makes it possible to breathe and think straight as you encounter the uncertainty. That peace gives you comfort in the uncomfortable bed of those trying and sleepless times. That peace gives you a slight bit of clarity and perspective that allows for you to realize the important things, the more important things. The things that matter more than whatever evil or damage or hurt can come your way. The peace that assures you that even this will pass, and be left in the dust of the past, to be met by new and other “stuff” that is sure to come.

So live, breathe in life, move, GO, DO, and BE… Because you must. Because no problem or issue deserves a right to crush you. You’ve had to deal with too much, you’re worth moving on, and getting better, and being renewed, and forgiveness, and being at peace.

Now.

-see

©2014 Cornelious “See” Flowers
@seethepoet

Today’s -see

Most often it is not an abundance of fear nor a lack of faith that present the biggest challenge to our progress but our “in the middle” feelings; The residue from YOUR past will eventually clog the tunnel toward YOUR success if YOU continue to allow debris and dirt from YOUR hurt and harm to lie stagnate in YOUR WAY. YOU are YOUR way forward, staying “put” only puts YOU farther away from YOUR out. It’s time to move.
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