Speak Truths And Never Doubt.....Ur Position   S.T.A.N.D. U.P.

Speak Truths And Never Doubt.....Ur Position S.T.A.N.D. U.P.

A Poem by Lalli

Concerned about expectations? fitting in? Internal conflict? Relieve that pain... be yourself.


I think it’s harder to try to fit in, than it is to be a martyr for what you truly believe in
Let me say that again
I think it’s harder to try to fit in, than it is to be a martyr for what you truly believe in
So persecute me in the name of free speech
Throw the rocks of your verbal abuse
Lash at my skin with the words from your lips
Because I respect your freedom to use them
Don’t hold back your uncensored opinions
Let them fly from the deepest cavern hidden behind formality
Where in the name of being “proper” is the source to your restriction
I beg for you to release them!

We come into this world without expectation
Yet, we are met with nothing but expectations

So laugh in the face of conformity
Scald the tongue of its language
Crucify the image of expectation as a symbol
A symbol of independent rebellion
Since how is a person supposed to develop as an individual
If they are constantly held to the expectations of the masses
How is a child, unique with a talent to bless the world
Ever going to find it, if it’s raised as a drone
That means that Malcolm X, Edgar Allen Poe, Ghandi, Jesus, the Joan of Arc
Bob Marley, even Helen Keller would never have lived within the scope of famous existence
They would have never changed the world
If they hadn’t learned how to turn their dreams into memories
They chose to let the world into the realm of their legendary pain
To let the nay-sayers speak with kindling words that fueled their flame
They fought for what seemed unattainable
They stared into the eye of animosity’s driven fear
They didn’t cower afraid of their peers but they became references of inspiration


Who with each day flew higher
Thrusting wings flapped into footsteps of advancement through the freedom of self-expression
And anyone questioning whether or not they should take a stance for what they feel is right
Well I can think of one reason
That has more weight than many reasons equivalent to all the granules of sand on every beach and the ocean floor
Because every building will fall
Every star will fade
And although an end is inevitable it doesn’t change the impact its existence made

Live today like you’ll never see another one
Like you won’t be able to take another breathe
Quit looking for depth in the shallow end
Search underneath society’s Lilly-pad façade’s for the anchor of truth hiding out of sight
So like a phantom in the night riding a horseback guided by a lantern without a light
Listen to your hearts beat
Dance to the rhythm of your own drum
Follow your passions and have faith in the unique design of your snowflake
Trust the path in which you fall
Because you never know
You could quite possibly shine as the beacon of light that the people need
Just by being the person you know you’re meant to be

© 2010 Lalli

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Added on February 5, 2010
Last Updated on March 20, 2010



Phoenix, AZ

It takes one voice, one passion, and one heart to create a positive existence in anothers life Lalli is an awareness/performance poet in Phoenix, AZ with a unique creative use of off-.. more..

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