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Bible Verses Devotional Hope Inspiration Poetry Ready to Move Forward

Silencing Discouraging Voices

Some may say you can’t.
Others may say you shouldn’t.
Some may say you’ll fail.
Others may say you couldn’t.

No matter what their voices say
You still have a choice.
Pack away your dreams
Or give your dreams a voice.

Tell yourself you will.
Tell yourself you can.
Tell yourself, “No matter what
I will move forward with my plans!”

Getting past negativity from others can be one of the biggest challenges to moving forward. We are all equipped with what it takes to succeed. We all have drive and determination. Turn off discouraging voices and choose to operate in “I Can” mode everyday.

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African American Poets Hope Poetry

Guest Poet: Taylon

Today’s poet is a young man who touches my heart every day–my son Taylon Mosley. The following is his tribute to Black History.

Black Celebration

By definition it is ugly,
The opposite of white,
Not beautiful to be precise.
But I find it lovely.

It reminds me of the dark starry nights
The color brings me joy, so for me it will suffice.
Black is the color of my ancestors,
The ones who came before me,
That paved the way for today.

Just being born I became a protector
Of this black heritage you see
So those of tomorrow can celebrate what we accomplished yesterday.

Throughout this month we remember the greats.
From the Rosa Parks to the Malcom Xs all the way to the MLKs.
Remember the ones who fought oppression.
We as a people tore down the gates,
That segregated us, so that one of these days,
We could all live in a community built upon equality & integration.

Black is beauty and more than just a race.
Black is a statement and not just a color.
Black is strong and not just a phase.

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African American Poets: Langston Hughes

Today’s spotlight is one of my favorite poets. His poetry influenced some of my early poetry writing when I was in junior high. He is the inspiration for my poetry music videos.

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For more about Langston Hughes visit…

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

If you want to hear Mr. Hughes recite one of his own poems, check him out on YouTube

 

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African American Poets: Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley is an early American poet who wrote poems about the people in her life and her faith. She was raised as a slave in New England and was taught to read and write by her owners’ daughter. She eventually traveled to England where her works “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral” were published.

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For more about Wheatley visit:
http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/phillis_wheatley/biography

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Bible Verses Hope Inspiration Poetry

A Valentine from Above

Love is in the air. Isles are filled with people choosing Valentine’s cards, flowers, and chocolates. For those of you who may not be the recipients of those expressions of love, I’m sending you a special Valentine with a special message.

Never forget you are loved.

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Bible Verses Hope Love Poetry

Loving the Unlovely

Being a math teacher in a junior high school I encounter some very angry, frustrated, and quirky children. It amazes me how many of them misbehave in order to get attention or get out of working. They make weird noises. They try to tell funny jokes. They let us see the very unpleasant side of them. When we correct their inappropriate behavior, they think we don’t like them.

I can name some adults who do the same things for the same reason, can’t you? This video is for those who make it hard to love them.

1 Corinthians 13:7 English Standard Version (ESV)
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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Bible Verses Hope Love Poetry

Love Like You Mean it

I love watching old romance movies–the black and white ones are my favorites. I also like to read historical romances novels. I am fascinated at the way the romances play out. I study the plots and story lines, marvel at the language, and often wonder what inspired the writers to choose the conflict in what I’m reading or watching. I approach music in much the same way. I listen closely to the words and try to capture the artists message.

That may sound funny to some people who do look too deeply into what they watch or read. I’m not strange. I just like to look at things through a different lens that’s all. Since February is the “love” month for many people, I thought I would do something else a little differently than I’ve done. I’ve started posting love videos on YouTube. It’s really fun to create and upload them.

So brace yourselves, you are now at “The Poetry Lounge”. For the next couple of weeks you will find little morsels of love floating from this blog. I hope you enjoy them and share them.

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Bible Verses Devotional Hope Inspiration Love Poetry

Growing Love

Love is like a garden.

The heart is the ground that needs to be prepared and ready for love. Love is a seed for the heart. If the heart is too hard, it cannot receive it.  In a garden a seed is planted and must be watered and receive plenty of sunlight. Love also needs to be nurtured. When nurtured with loyalty, trust, and the attention it needs, love grows and makes a beautiful garden that releases a beautiful fragrance and is pleasing to the eye.

When you are ready for a love that lasts, cultivate your heart, scatter seeds of love, and watch how your love grows. You will become a delight to those around you.

 

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Bible Verses Hope Love Poetry

Love and Such

It’s already February! I am feeling very poetic these days and a little techy as well. So I thought I would combine the two. Have a Lovely Day!

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Bible Verses Hope Love Poetry

Love and Such

It’s already February! I am feeling very poetic these days and a little techy as well. So I thought I would combine the two. Have a Lovely Day!