Essays, poems and Stories of an African-American

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

DILEMMA



What to appreciate,
What to contemplate,
What is resolved,
What is promised,
What is fulfilled,
What is demanding,
What is pending,
What you are thinking,
What you are intending,
What you are contemplating,
Breathe,
Mirth,
A meal,
Appetite,
Melancholy,
Isolation,
deprivation,
consternation,
relation,
constitution, 
commitment,
consistency,
independent,
dependable,
responsible.



Mindful



Bare-foot on the gravel lane of destiny,
Fate shakes hands with luck,
Quenches its thirst with experiment,
Feeds its hunger on intuition,
Wearily rests in the shadow of reason,
Falls under wrong turns,
Rises up beckoned by zeal,
Continues argued on by consistency,
Humbly hobbles on with integrity,
Courage noting the every steps of the way,
Talent driven by attitude is tempered by character,
Always remember.