Stand Strong


United States
32° 22' 41.736" N, 90° 21' 21.6288" W

Stand strong against discouraging, dishearting, demorilizing ways
Ignore the comments of a haters haze
Look into the eyes of those who don't believe in you
and give them something to believe into
Because you are the light that shines through
when all other lights turn to hues
Speak words of wisdom
But do not mistake
You will have trials and tribulations
you must take
So take them with your head held high
even though the enemy will try
To make you crumble under his deciet
but you will not settle for defeat
Because you stand strong against it all
even though times you may fall
Just dust yourself off
and know there will be pain
But you have the strength to regain
The force that kept you going all along
Just remember my sister my brother
To stand strong

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I wrote this as an empowering chant poem for my fellow African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Although I believe it can empower other minorities as well. I hope you enjoy.

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