What I’ve Learned

Running my own race always puts me in first place,

Almost ninety five percent of the people I know talk negative about me behind my back,

Yet smile in my face,

Don’t do crime alone are with anyone else,

your so called toughest friend would sell his mother out to avoid a case,

Being calm suits me,

Being myself suits me,

Pray about everything,

Laugh as much as you can,

Smile as often as possible,

Keep your faith in God,

See each person individually not as a whole,

Learn to trust people to be who they are because this world is cold,

Try not to judge,

Attempt to not hold a grudge,

Get rid of nonsense you heard in the past,

Always love Love,

They say nice guys finish last,

I say at least we finish.

About csincere

How long have you been writing poetry? -Over 20+years. How did you first discover poetry? - I discovered poetry by accident around 8 or 9 years old. I was taking a science test and there was a question about the moon. My answer was in kind of poetic form and the teacher thought it was great. My answer was " The moon is like a flashlight and the sun turns it on". After that I kept writing poetry and started to read a lot of books. I also listen to a bunch of music, all kinds of music. Mainly R&B music. I put song lyrics in the exact same category as poetry. When did you first get anything published? -I was 12, a family member was in a contest at work. She was 16 years old working at a clothing store in the mall. It was a tshirt contest. They had to write a slogan or a poem. I wrote it she won, I got nothing except a bigger interest in poetry. I still remember some of the poem " Thank you expiration, For all your dedication, Throughout the years, You have dried tears, You've always been there, To protect and care" . that's all I remember. Why do you write? - 1. It helps me with stress. 2. I like being heard. 3. I love poetry I see some of my poetry like abstract art. I know what I'm feeling when I write them but I want the meaning to be open to interpretation. Also poetry as art to me not competition, every poet that loves poetry is great. I just love to write poetry, everything I write isn't about me personally. I just try to think of how I would feel in different situations. So even though every poem isn't about me it's still my feelings.
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3 Responses to What I’ve Learned

  1. jonicaggiano says:

    Great truths my friend. Well done. Think what the world would be like if we live by just a portion of that advise. It would be a whole lot better. Have a great evening. Love ❤️ to you and you beloved. Joni

  2. ashok says:

    Interesting 😊

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