A Poem by kingblaq

In our pursuit of a better life
Promise me one thing 
We will never ever lose sight
Of who we really are
We know us
The real us 
The us before any form of public 
Develped even a flicker of interest in us 

Our egos will grow 
Our Empires will collide 
But we must always know 
That anywhere around one another is  home
My daughter is your daughter 
And my wife is your sister
You will always protect mime
Because I swear to God 
The fifth, the sixth and the seventh lines
Of this intentionally longer verse
End with an uncompromising 'likewise' 

Life is not a bed of roses
It is an unmapped path
Some stretches are like well tended gardens
Some others are filled with blades and spikes
To me, you will never be a liability 
I should never be one to you
We will be sources of growth and opportunities 
To everything me and you

We must always see beyond 
The intimidating outer fortresses of fakeness
That life, age and times are sure
To add to our ever growing layers of defense 

In our pursuit of a better life 
We must always be wise
We can never lose this friendship
To the lack of what we can acquire for free. 

© 2019 kingblaq

Author's Note

Some things I needed to say to certain friends of mine. I hope you understand my intent.

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This is really a quite wonderful write with generous, genuine feelings expressed eloquently. I truly enjoyed the read because I gained some insight into the author's heart and mind and the result was one of affection and understanding. I lost a brother five years ago. I'd like to think he knew how much I loved him before he passed away. It brings to mind the thought that we should nurture our familial relationships as best we can before they are no longer there for us to nourish.

Posted 2 Years Ago

A poet I have followed for some time, an excellent one, with a clear, strong voice. He is a poet who is who he is ; fine write.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Wise words and thoughts shared my friend.
In our pursuit of a better life
We must always be wise
We can never lose this friendship
To the lack of what we can acquire for free"
The above lines. Words to live by. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on December 14, 2019
Last Updated on December 14, 2019
Tags: Friendship, love, future, family, growth



Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyo State, Nigeria

born in '93, Nigerian, and a lover of art more..


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