Ishmael Borngreat (A Journey)

Beaten down to the floor 

The good side of life was never at my door 

A slim string of hope I had to hold strong

..thoughts……how many shoes I could fix in a day 

I have tried this and that but it never paved a way 

today and tomorrow under the minimum wage 

covered all day in glue and polish stains 

walking miles neglecting the pains 

however little, I just needed the gains 

to survive in a world where all is for the taking 

where everyone only cares about what they’re making

a little act of kindness would always be breathtaking 

I have always remained humble and it paid off

the light shined on me and I stood up

with open an mind I woke up

“opportunity comes but once in a lifetime”

very opportune I am for mine to come in my prime

I worked hard, I worked smart, I worked overtime 

Now I rest to see how strong a support my ladder has for me to climb

who knew from being a full-time Cobbler 

I will go to school and graduate as a first class Scholar 

 

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The Birds or The Fox

As I stand up facing the lake

I raise my hands up to say my grace

The beauty I see just amazes my face

One water United as it takes its race

I ask the lord to put me up high with the greats

But I know first off, I need to buckle my lace

Deep breath, as the wind flows in space

Sun Shine, it is time to pick up the pace

“No looking back, no need to look back from where I came”

Said the birds that flew over from where I gaze

Eyes blink at the emotional bubble within  Bouillabaisse

I thank God as I go down to my knees

while I picture the killings, I thought of my niece

Why is it so hard? all we ask for is peace

Rain drops as the river flows with speed

Livestock smiles to the rain as they feed

Live long to see tomorrow is all that it seeks

Rain stops, while the butterfly wakes up from sleep

A true beauty that is unique with every breed

Nature blossom is a pretty  one indeed

“worry not little one, in this life you will succeed”

said a Fox to his son as they walk by the stream

I look up in wisdom as I stand up to my feet

BooHoo Haha, like it is Halloween.

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A Dream

I have dreamt a dream

but not the dream has come for me 

the visions I see remains blurry in my memory

for I have sin 

the darkness has come to hunt me 

the contents of my memory has rendered me a victim 

the power of choice that fuels our lives with purpose 

as we live in hope, we take away from reality 

the man in the mirror was never meant to look at me

as the visions begin to get clear, life gets a little scarier 

black or white, I think Micheal jackson said it better 

when they control your fear, it gives them more power

gracefully as we all go to sleep 

somewhere under the sky as the sleep gets deep 

rah rah! noises that scared away my dream 

four eyes have seen 

the darkness have commit to taunt me 

the visions I have seen remains blurry in my memory 

I have dreamt a dream 

and now the dream has come for me.

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Victim of Love

Poetry

They say love do last forever 

till you fall victim and wonder 

when no where to be found is your lover 

the race for relationship goals get darker

the vibe begins to fade as time goes faster 

emotions and feelings getting weaker 

conversations starts to get shorter 

the image in the mirror less clearer

which way to go in search for peace 

while searching as the rain wets my feet

but the sound strikes with pain 

a feeling worst than heart break 

They say “to love is to sacrifice”

but I have been through many stages of that game 

It tend to always end with nothing to claim 

so I hold my tears in, but it is raining today

a sad story that is ready to unfold

can I bargain on how much pain I could hold

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Tussle with Pressure

I know you are afraid of the stars 

I can see the depression right through your eyes

It has put you down and left you with scars 

I can see the pain as you blow the smokes through your cigar 

I could be your angel but this journey is for one 

I will be right here where you left me when all is set and done

I will always be there for you till the end 

whatever challenge, it could only shake us but never break us 

done are the days when a ‘say’ could come between us 

A bond this strong, ask zelda about ‘Doku tree’

No matter the load, I know you will break free

don’t listen to them, your struggles is my cup of tea

if I am the door then you are the key 

even when I am alone, you are with me 

However dangerous, the beauty of the ocean is something to see 

no matter the pain, I still see the smile in the frowns you put for me 

from the roots is where we build the branches to our family tree 

no matter the storm all we shed off is some leafs 

remember our dance moves when we hear the sound of the wind 

whatever the pressure, it could never get through our skin

Life experience has moulded us through what we have been 

life lessons we witness through every scene 

with time comes patience and whatever it is becomes history 

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Life is a Lesson

It had to start

Even while you are asleep

Nothing stops

The sun rises and fall

Kids are born while people die

The journey is none stop

Till your heart stops beating

We all are slaves to reality, everyone is a victim

It has never been about pain, or the hustle,

It is never about the gain or victory, Life is all about the lesson

No matter the storm life only comes in one season

It will hit you hard and leave you with no reason

Yes it’s a struggle but you can choose to stop bleeding

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Victim of Love

They say love do last forever 

till you fall victim and wonder 

when no where to be found is your lover 

the race for relationship goals get darker

the vibe begins to fade as time goes faster 

emotions and feelings getting weaker 

conversations starts to get shorter 

the image in the mirror less clearer

which way to go in search for peace 

while searching as the rain wets my feet

but the sound strikes with pain 

a feeling worst than heart break 

They say “to love is to sacrifice”

but I have been through many stages of that game 

It tend to always end with nothing to claim 

so I hold my tears in, but it is raining today

a sad story that is ready to unfold

can I bargain on how much pain I could hold

such a beautiful thing but dangerous as it grow

I fell victim to what love beholds 

I fell victim and it punished my soul

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