A friend of mine posted a picture by this amazing and talented artist ➡️ nettartanddesigns.com
and my creative juices went to work on a poem.
So check out the poem and more importantly check out his website above for amazing art work, paintings, illustrations and more…👨🏾🎨🎨
Nine whole months my mother nurtured me
thinking once I’m born I’d be free
but this country has a plan for me
they branded me with a target
and planted seeds subliminally
they start off by labeling me in school
it’s not in a child’s nature to sit still for hours
but they change the narrative because they hold the power
I can’t see myself pictured in any of the books unless it’s February or the images have labels of thugs and crooks
White washing history, not allowing images of our greatness before slavery to make their way to me
Inoculating my body and indoctrinating my mind
Then have the nerve to blame my parents for why I have no culture or pride
They poison the food
and set the mood for my down fall
dreams get shattered and scattered
across sidewalks littered with trash and filled with shadows
shadows of people meant to serve and protect
yet they look awful suspect, when killing someone based on the color or their skin
oh wait they fit a description once again?
freedom can only be used loosely
police step on necks where those nooses used to be
bullets end lives quicker
because the earth is so much sicker
so my brown eyes cry every day since my birth
knowing this cold world doesn’t see my worth.
It’s easy to get discouraged when it appears that walking in
your purpose is not at all how you envisioned. Whether that vision was
connected to monetary gain, notoriety or a sense of comradery and solidarity
with family, friends and peers, you may feel you have fallen short of the mark when
you find yourself being a sole champion of your cause. I say keep pushing and
keep pursuing your purpose.
Walking in your purpose is for you. It is a soul satisfying
experience to do what you were called or created to do. It won’t always be
recognized by others as noteworthy or great at first. I think that’s all apart
of the soul evolution that one must go through. When you are doing what you are
called to do it will bring you pleasure and a sense of fulfillment, even if
that pleasure is not shared with the masses.
People at their best are often self-centered and talk more
than they show. Meaning people will encourage you before you do whatever it may
be, but often forget all about you while you pursue or do whatever it may be.
They don’t want to see the process, they just want to claim to know you once
you achieve success. Remember some people are intimidated by the mere
confidence that you display by being bold enough to live in the truth of your authenticity.
Sometimes in order to transform your life, you must
declutter your, life and get rid of all the things that will stop or slow the
flow of positive, forward movement. Trust the process will culminate in
progress, no matter how long it may take.
So, keep dreaming, envisioning, building, branding, writing,
creating and walking head up and shoulders back into your purpose. It was
destined for you and you will no doubt do it well. It doesn’t matter if the
next person’s idea looks like yours, your personality and moral integrity and
creative expression will set you light years apart from the others. Toyota didn’t
stop making cars just because Ford was already in business, so don’t let
imitators and naysayers block you, because they have no power to stop you.
All your dreams will indeed come true when you focus on achieving
the life destined for you.