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Courage’s Pull

When courage’s conviction visits thy habitation
Will thou in earnest, welcome and adopt it fully,
Or will thou dismiss its valiant entreaties, to stand
Ramrod under its auspices, for its just and fearless cause.
Courage precipitates the flourish of advanced audacity.
Thus, imbibe its virtue, don it ardently as shield and sword.
As shield, to proceed valiantly when its essence is required,
Or to protect you, from the putrid tempest of ugly repression
When eventually you are counted amid the virtuous assembly.
As sword, will you deliver from the pulpit of righteous indignation,
Rendition, powerfully piercing through the cloak of brutality, to
Challenge the venomous sting of atrocity spearing tormented souls.
Tarry not, courage still beckons to all, zealously seek to embrace  it,
To its fullest dimension, and emboldened by it, confront that which
Is intent on destroying all that is of positive measure in humanity.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Possibilties Never End

Indeed, the night is not over till the morning dawns,

Neither, the day complete till its ebbing moments set

And transform into the twilight that descends, and thence

The cycle ensues, for the darkness will yield yet again to light.

Therefore, the entirety of time, doth afford us, but many

Chances to maximize the full  potential of opportunities

That present, even if be, that they simply seem to offer

Just, the ability to recognize and embrace the gift of time,

And then within the scope of the continuous sequence, pledge

To decidedly employ its span to our enduring advantage.

Never Give Up!

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Peace Elusive

Is lasting global peace an intangible imagination

Has it escaped from the grace of earnest promise.

Does it fall through outstretched hands as porous sand

And now assume the solitude of illusion’s barren frame.

Will children forever be ensnared by its anguish deep

And widows wear the sackcloth of ritual lamentation

Over the fatal disintegration of treasured family bonds,

While fatigued fathers curse the endurance of combat.

Will we constantly live with the presence and news of wars

Where the presence of tranquility simply disintegrates into

The strife of bombardment and the barrage of conflict, to

Eclipse the sincere hope of reassuring and lasting concord.

Will the chapters of existence, but only hence sadly recite, the

Steady accompaniment of tragedy and death with hostilities,

As the frequency of catastrophic battle adopts the constancy of time

That all then lie conquered under the flag of helpless surrender.

Has humanity failed in its obligation to avert this course

And will limb, life and blood line the paths to no escape

Where there is no refuge from the ghoulish nightmares

That torture the captive and the apparent free likewise.

Slumber not, ye responsibility of humanity, amid the carnage

Allowing battle’s transgression to perpetuate its will, till harmony

In capitulation hath no recourse, when all cataclysmic occurs

Living none to truly attend to the reconciliation of harmony.

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Justice For Trayvon

Should not have been as elusive as it has become

How can lady justice rest easy in the realization

That a young boy with the apparent promise

To live too, and likewise stand his ground to

Defend his precious life and the right to walk

Boldly to his father’s abode in the land of the free,

Such freedom, previously denied by shackles and ships,

Was gunned down before the prime of his short life…

With no remedy forthcoming for his cold body.

Yet, his choice of garment becomes a negative focal point,

And though racial connotations seem tragically minimized

They loom large in the quest for justice for more than the dead

For alas, justice for Trayvon is indeed justice for all.

Lest we all someday are subject to dreadfully wrong assumptions

Causing the fabric of society to disintegrate to the detriment of all.

Shoot us not merely because of the skin …

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Benjoy’s Corner X-5

Lasting Legacy

Be thou not deceived to the contrary …

For ‘tis undoubtedly worth the investment

To safeguard that constant companion, which

Subsists with thee as you journey forward

Through the scenes and storms of life’s sequence.

 

Though its foundation is fashioned early, still

It is further cast, amid survival, and certainly tides.

Evolving into character distinctively defining

The core of every being, steering each conscience

Towards the conviction of that candid courage.

 

Therefore, forsake it not, for want of the

Hollow lure of the flawed attributes, steadfastly

Embrace it for all seasons, even though, the

Winds fiercely billow, or tranquility yet prevails, so

That in the final accounting, integrity rewards thee.

Extol all virtue!

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Hidden Virtue

Although, natural inclination is to somewhat

Ponder on such occurrences for extended time…

Dwell not, on the shortcomings of the past,

Rather, let them instruct you for the future

Particularly towards new strategies and beginnings.

For what good is it to stagnate in irreversible tides,

When otherwise challenging circumstances, inherently,

May expand discernment to alternative options, and

Pave the pathway to brighter and greater horizons.

Stride forward not backward

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Rob Thyself No More

To steal from one’s self is bad enough
But to procrastinate is the worst sort.
For time lost is never regained
Save through the futile guise of memory
And if it has been said too often
Surely it still will be repeated once still
“Procrastination is the thief of time”.

So make haste and don’t delay
Toil, labour with all your might today.
Let not the wily thief rob of you
What is more precious than gold.
For once that glorious sun sets today
No matter how hard we hope and pray
Another morning shall indeed dawn again.
YemilBenjoy © 1990.

 

YemilBenjoy Copyright 1990.

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