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Stand firm – A poem

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Stand firm, why you were born

Focus on your certainty, don’t get torn

They warned against slogans and war

And today here they are

Facing viral distractions

Hold your posture and keep the traction

Endure brutality every day

Hold on to your vital path

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Healthy , strong mind and pure mind

Slow tongue, measured movement and quick wit

Your business in mind, no time to think about mine

Our paths will cross at some point

I make my choices, you make yours too

or stay out of line cause that’s what we do

But be careful, if you slip you slip

You can’t hide from your decision

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Don’t have the need cause it’s a lie

And always ask why

Understand and love your root

Accept and respect the real truth

This is where we will understand

You yourself man, is your law and your land

Anger and confusion disappear

To have pity on us who have the way

No weight in our actions, just words in a line

Like trying to understand the sound of the color nine

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The rare wars with the many and many wars between them

The virus is a trending vaccine dragging the shelves

Something else to think about

Yet another cause to cry out

From the gentle coercion of the feeling of hunger

To violent demons born from mother’s fangs

To the sexes, to texts and to exes in boxes

And the bosses who floss while some feel the

And time passes like the gas of donkeys

Cracked minds in glasses to break the masses

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Those who shake the box

Will their own key to the locks

Open it up and break

Barriers knocked down in-game

Have the balls to blow when it sucks

And I could go on but I won’t

Cause some can do better but don’t

While some will remain tense

On every man’s fence

Think your defense safe

So all you can do for yourself

Be true to yourself

The seed that was sown, the way you grew

This is what will take you through

Toni Newton (author) from Barbados, WI on February 21, 2021:

Thanks Janis. I really appreciate your kind words. You Hubbers are awesome !!!

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on February 21, 2021:

Bravo, bravo, bravo, Antoinette! Powerful expression of our state of being. I love her so much. Thank you for sharing.

Toni Newton (author) from Barbados, WI on February 21, 2021:

Hi John. Pretty! Thanks for reading. It’s good eh? They say life is serious, and it is … but laughter and wit are good arms to endure on the journey of life 🙂

John hansen from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2021:

Great job Toni. A very moving piece of poetry and a serious subject, but I couldn’t help but laugh at a few lines. Good work.

Toni Newton (author) from Barbados, WI on February 21, 2021:

Thanks for the reading. Glad to know that we can still be inspired. I feel like humanity is now focusing on “differences” as awkward issues to , rather than being in awe of each other when our paths cross.

Toni Newton (author) from Barbados, WI on February 21, 2021:

Thanks Manatita. You are a wise and generous soul and I am blessed by your comments.

manatita44 from London on February 21, 2021:

An exquisite piece!

Somehow it reminded me of these two lines of an enlightened soul:

Only two things are to be taken seriously: –

Self-discovery and mastery of God. “- Sri Chinmoy

Millicent Okello from Nairobi, Kenya on February 21, 2021:

Hello Toni Newton.

Wow. I must say that I am impressed. Wonderful. The poem inspires at this time of difficulties.

Those who shake the box

Will their own key to the locks

Open it up and break

Barriers knocked down in-game

#Stand #firm #poem

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