National Poetry Month: How These 5 Poets Stand Out.
What is Poetry?
It is literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature…
Whenever I visit one of the five poets mentioned I leave their blog feeling awesome. I would drop what I’m doing any day, anytime simply to read a refreshing poem. I visited the other 4 poets and I must say they are great at what they do. Happy Poetry Month: Maxima, The Boi Poet, LScott Poetry, Sean Bidd, and Brighter Poetics.
Life offers us time to reflect.
It gives us that needed moment to
look within ourselves and self assess.
Sometimes what we see is exactly
what the doctor ordered.
We realize that it’s time to
Make a decision…
*Getting up and dusting ourselves
*Allowing love to invade our space
*Getting that new job
*Taking that course to self improve
*Going on that vacation
*Visiting the sick
*Feeding the homeless
*Welcome new neighbors
*Moving into that new home
*Getting that degree
*Having lunch with a friend
*Calling up a friend from back in the days
*Committing or recommitting to God
*******Make a Decision*******
“What a lovely thing a rose is!… Our highest assurance of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty
Love is the greatest gift of all.
We ought to love others as we love ourselves.
Even when we feel otherwise.
We may feel a certain person may not deserve our love
because they’ve hurt us at some point.
When we think about what Jesus did on the cross
we find strength to move forward in love.
Taking this big step is very liberating.
It is used as a launching pad to take us deeper in our walk with God.
When we do so it releases our hearts to forgive.
Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”.
This was truly a selfless act and we have the ability to do the same.
To love enough to forgive others is a gift we give not only
to the offender but also to ourselves.
Love is the greatest gift of all.
A journey I began in January of 2010 finally came to an end on December, 2013.
My life long dream of becoming a teacher has now become a reality. This accomplishment did not come without it’s ups and downs.
I forfeited many nights of needed sleep preparing research papers, lesson plans, group and individual projects, and presentations just to name a few of the critical assignments that were required in order to pass my classes.
I entered every classroom with the determination not to quit. Having such a strong desire to know and learn more I took one year worth of classes that had nothing to do with my intended goal.
I took classes such as Criminology, Sociology, Appreciation of Theatre, Anthropology and I could go a little further.
Although these classes were not required I left with a world of knowledge. Even though there wasn’t an immediate need for such I believe every course taken will eventually come in handy some day.
I found myself encouraging fellow students many times by letting them know they were able to do anything they put their minds to.
I painted a picture of their desired accomplishment yet to be achieved which in turn propelled them to keep moving forward.
I gave up some movie nights, occasional dinners at restaurants, walks along side the beach etc… Now that walking across that platform on graduation day has come and gone I look back and say to myself……
It was worth it all. I’m happy that my inner desire was much stronger than momentary wants. My aspirations is pushing me to another level of milestone.
I know I could do “all things” through Christ that strengthens me.