You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Whether it’s twenty years or one hundred-twenty,
Live it with a purpose to be greater than many.
Most likely life will be long;
So live it with the future in mind
Because if you act in the moment life is never kind.
Never stop building bridges that lead to better tomorrows.
Never stop trying, and don’t give into sorrow.
Never stop feeling amazed at the beauty that surrounds you.
Never stop hearing the music, and don’t give into the blues.
I see you looking at your children, Wondering what their lives will be. If you verify some answers Then their future you might see. Have you taught them to be truthful? Have you taught them to be kind? Have you given them the wisdom Needed to be color blind? Have […]
Sometimes I worry about my son, I ask myself, why what have I done? I gave him love, I gave him life. Why does he hurt me? Why do I cry? One day, I was burdened, felt helpless and sad, I opened up a book and read what it said. […]
She rejoices in God with a grateful heart and a joyful spirit She possesses the ability to genuinely say to another woman: “I admire your qualities and attributes” She is blessed with the gift of giving and a willingness to help others She consoles others even though she too is […]
I’ve got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I’ve got shirts to press The tots to dress The can to be cut […]
In my young years I took pride in the fact that luck was called a lady. In fact, there were so few public acknowledgments of the female presence that I felt personally honored whenever nature and large ships were referred to as feminine. But as I matured, I began to […]
She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
Welcome to a new week with Giftedminds Writers updates. This week we will display to your reading delight literally works on “women and beauty“. Last week, we brought to you works on “inspirations and hope“. I hope you will enjoy this week’s schedule and updates. To get the best of […]
The earth is ours to plough and plant The hoe is her barber the dibble her dimple Out with mattocks and matches bring calabash trays and rocking baskets let the sweat which swells earthroot relieve heavy heaps of their tuberous burdens let wheatfields raise their breadsome hands to the ripening […]
Here, in the room of my life the objects keep changing. Ashtrays to cry into, the suffering brother of the wood walls, the forty-eight keys of the typewriter each an eyeball that is never shut, the books, each a contestant in a beauty contest, the black chair, a dog coffin […]
You try to plant somethin in the conrete, y’knowhatImean? If it GROW, and the and the rose petal got all kind of Scratches and marks, you not gon’ say, “Damn, look at All the scratches and marks on the rose that grew from concrete” You gon’ be like, “Damn! A […]
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat […]
Always remember to forget The things that made you sad But never forget to remember The things that made you glad Always remember to forget The friends that proved untrue But don’t forget to remember Those that have stuck by you Always remember to forget The troubles that have passed […]
Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn’t frighten me at all Bad dogs barking loud Big ghosts in a cloud Life doesn’t frighten me at all Mean old Mother Goose Lions on the loose They don’t frighten me at all Dragons breathing flame On my counterpane That […]
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t […]