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Poems

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Integrity

Take off that mask and reveal your true identity.

We need a world where there is true authenticity.

Revealing unquestionable character and people of high moral standards and integrity.

Unmask the deception and dishonesty.

Don’t you know that honesty is the best policy?

Don’t compromise your values and principles.

Why fake it till you make it?

When you can faith it till you make it.

It’s not easy, but let’s trust God!

Don’t follow the crowd and be boisterously loud.

Do what is right even when no one is looking.

Don’t act like you are holier than thou when you are living in the down low.

Everyone has flaws and faults, no one is perfect.

Self-righteousness and pretentiousness won’t get you anywhere.

Be true to yourself and don’t forget that we can’t fool God.

We are perfectly imperfect, but right is right and wrong is wrong.

Let’s aspire to be pure in heart and mind, God wants us to be mentally strong.

When we know better, we must do better.

Let’s be legally and spiritually correct.

And keep our lifestyles in check.

Take off that mask and reveal your true identity.

We need a world where there is true authenticity.

Unmask the deception and dishonesty.

God calls us to righteousness and holiness, not notoriousness and presumptuousness.

No corruption, no deception.

We want justice! Not just for us.

Integrity is a must.

Whether you are a celebrity, politician, pastor, doctor, teacher or lawyer.

Whether you are the employee or the employer.

It's so refreshing to experience true authenticity and integrity.

Can you be trusted? Can I be trusted? Can we be trusted?

If you think that the camera is on, will you still act the same or will you be filled with shame?

Are you trustworthy?

When you reflect, can you honestly say that you are a person of integrity and true authenticity?

Take off that mask and reveal your true identity.

We need a world where there is true authenticity.

- Erika Heslop Martin

Rose

The trials of life truly bites

With teeth of lion they grip, rip and tear

The burdens of life are hard and many

Some live on the streets without a penny

Some live in sorrow, fear and pain

The level of pain only God understand.

Rose have cancer eating at her bones, but not her soul

Months of chemotherapy brought no relief

Stage one, two, three, four Rose is going home

Like a caterpillar to a butterfly she change from fat to slim

Slowly sending out her eternal wings.

She wet my shoulders for she was not ready to soar

The life of a beautiful rose is fleeting fast

It bloom only for a season, it do not last

God promise always to love and lend a hand

To feed the hungry, clothe the naked of his land

One touch of his finger and all sickness can heal

God can cure each and every disease

Some he heal and some return to rest with thee.

Prick by thorn Rose cannot breathe

The hour has come for this gentle tree

Soon it will be cut down and no longer be

A time for a whisper, a time for prayer

It’s time to say goodbye.

- Patree Haynes