Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Still I rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Do you Qualify? 1

The Sister's Question :

Do you qualify to be the man I need you to be?
Will you be able to recognize the things you need to see?
Will you be able to understand that I'm a good woman and in my life I need a good man?
Do you qualify?

Do you qualify to fertilize my unproduced seeds?
Can you fulfil, as I can, all of our needs?
Can you put me in my place if you see I am slipping'?
Can you talk to me wholeheartedly not constantly tripping??
Do you qualify?

Do you qualify to be called all mine?
Can you leave the other women and temptations behind?
Can you come to me with your problems and not wait until it's too late?
Can you stand up and admit if you made a mistake?
Do you qualify?

Do you qualify to be the honest ebony man I would want you to be?
Would you be able to look me in my eyes and admit your feelings to me?
Could you take me in your arms and make love to me all night long?
Can you be sensitive and still be strong?
Do you qualify?

Do you qualify to be my friend as well as my lover?
Can you put the love for God before any other?
Can you put our love in position no.2? Where it needs to be?
Can you cherish me as if I were Diamonds & Gold?
Can you make me feel like I'm the last woman you'll ever hold?
Do you qualify?

Do you qualify to be called a good man?
If I have doubts can you reassure me and understand?
Can your love intoxicate me as if I were high?
To be in my life, I need to know...


*Author - Unkown

Monday, May 19, 2008

Do you qualify ? 2

The Brother's Response ?

You ask, do I qualify?
Can I fulfil your needs and become the man you need me to be?
My sister, are you prepared for what you've asked for?
Can you handle the responsibility?

Can you accept that, by GOD, I am the chosen one, the one in authority, the comforter, and the head?
Will you submit and willingly follow my path, or will you fight with me instead?

If I am your King, will you treat me as such?
Will I get the best of your beauty and poise, or will I be subjected to an appearance
neglected, and checked with some serious noise?
When I talk, will you listen, I mean whole heartedly, and feel me?
Or will you rush me just to make your point too?
Can I be the man at all times, even when it hurts, or is it just when it's convenient for you?

Can you love me for me, and not who you wish I could be?
Will you see the strong Black Man within, or will you always remind me of all
the past brothers behind me and make me pay for their sins?

If I don't send you flowers the day your co-worker received some, will you know that I love you still, or will my good name be uttered along with those other doggish brothers?
Will you question if my commitment is real?

Will you be patient and teach me to understand you,and allow my knowledge of your needs to grow, or will you shut me out when I ask, "Baby what's wrong?"
Or will you respond with, "Well a REAL man would know!"

When we first met, what was it that caught your eye?
Was it my mind, my heart, my personality?
Or was it my suit, my job, or do you love what I drive, instead of what's driving me?

Yes I can, and I will, make love to you from midnight to the dawning of the sun.
But, if I tell you I'm tired, will you trust I'm sincere or believe that there must be another one?
My sister, I love you and my heart can be yours. No woman could lead me astray.
But like you, I have needs, so I beg of you, please, in this love thing meet me half way.

In life's tough times I'll hold you, in the rough times I'll mold you.
Your simplest wish will be my command.
My life is yours if need be.
Yes you can fully believe me, and when hell comes, in your place, I'll stand.

A good relationship is a powerful institution that must be built on a foundation of two.
So to answer your question,
YES sister, I do qualify

Now, more you?

*Author - Unkown

Friday, May 9, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Lady ,Her Lover and LORD

She found herself, she found her lover for life
Then the two of them joined together in the Lord
Now she's complete, A three-fold woman, one accord
The Lady, Her Lover and the Lord

On bended knees, she brought her broken heart
His answer was a husband, a new start
He glued the pieces of her broken dreams
And now the man loves back her self-esteem

Who'd have known, she'd survive all her past and move on

Monologue (T.D. Jakes)

Who'd have known, she'd survive all her past and move on

He pulled her life together, kissed her, made her better
The missing part in her is now complete
What God hath joined together, is bound to last forever
A three-fold chord means perfect harmony

Your Majesty-T.D.Jakes.

I worship you in the beauty of holiness
I lift my hands to you
For you are my righteousness
You are royalty
So I crown you king of kings
Your majesty, Your majest

I reverence you
For only thou art holy
I bow to you
I'll forever feel thy glory
You are royalty
So I crown you king of kings

Oooo, You are royalty
So I crown you king of kings
Your majesty, Your majesty...,

My wish

Mould me Father with the potter's hands.Make me and set me to be the vessel of honour that you have ordained me to be.Fill me with love ,power ,understanding and praise .To always grow with each day ,to always be that which you created me to be.A Woman of GOD full of the word ,faith and prayer.Each day Father may i live to praise you and be guided by you only.Every battle before me you have fought,every victory for me you have celebrated.Take me and show me who it is you have created me to be.You have established me on this earth and may my existence be to praise you.I seek to be with you each day and be in your presence.May my beauty be in my righteousness ,worship and praise of you.I want to live each day in the palm of your hand.May your HOLINESS in me be my beauty,these hands shall serve you and do your work.My royalty shall be as your daugther forever in your presence as i bow in your courts where i shall spend each and every day.My soul shall be the vessel of the very life.You are royalty ,King of Kings

Choice ...Decisions

If life had no choices or decisoins would it not be a lot easier and simpler? At times there are just too many choices to make and you are never sure if the decision you are making will bring you joy or grief?The one decision that has brought me nothing but happiness was accepting Christ as my LORD and SAVIOUR.It was so easy and i knew it would bring me nothing but joy and i testify that is exactly what it has done.

Every day you make a choice to get out of bed or not?To wear what you are wearing right now?To go right or left?To smile or cry?To grow or conitnue to be stuck in that place of no hope?To fight for your life or let life just pass you by?To rejoice in new discoveries or take life for granted?To love or hate?To accept or dismiss it all?You see this struck em today more than any day because time cannot be relived,time cannot be taken back once you move forward that's the choice you have taken and it will hav it's own results and price.You see choices always come with a price believe it or not.You see a choice takes a step in determining your future ,it takes a step in setting the course of your future.When you realise this you will begin to see that whatever choice you make carries a certain amount of weight to who you will become tommorrow.I mean having a fruit or cereal either adds to your cholesterol or dosent.Walk with me here for a moment smiling at a random stranger either starts a friendship or you walk away still complete stranger.It can start a love affiar or do nothing.

People believe woman have 20 different things on their minds and at times this clouds our judgement.I think it's basically a choice to make which situation a priority or not.The biggest choice which still affects any person here on earth is who to love.There is so much uncertanity and a gambling feeling on whether this person is the "RIGHT ONE".It is a heavy question that carries your very future when you answer it.You meet so many men ,with differnt faces but inside them is the same character that constantly attracts you.Seriously,take a survey on every person you have ever dated ,there is one thing that is in all of them that makes you want to be with them.I have noticed i have a weakness for tall man ,but right after that comes the sound of the voice.All of them have these voices that bring gossebumps all over.Upon getting to know them they all are sensitive and intelligent.I guess it is true what you are is who you attract.

Before you make a choice to love someone ,make a decision to first know yourself and love yourself.I believe that you can never love someone until you know who you are and what you really want.More than anything be at peace with this decision because you are taking someone's life and making it a part of your own.You are taking over a responsibility of how they may feel at the end of it all.Realtionships are one of those things that make the beauty and mystrey of GOD visible.GOD is love and thus wants nothign but to love you.This person you choose to love are they giving of their love with the unselfishness of GOD?Someone said something so profound that it made me make a choice he said "If i cannot find someone who will love me completely with their heart ,then i would rather waith until GOD brings me that person".It's profound to make such a statement but it's a choice if i cannot find love that is true then i'd rather wait till i find that.When it comes to making a decision ask yourself why you want soemthing?If you get something for that reason then use if for only that reason.

I choose to love certain people who only gave me only half of the love i gave them and it hurt me.After that i made another choice to grow and not let the past hold me make but it made me wiser.I have determined to be more open,more direct,more honest and more real.If i love you then know that because of this i can never love anyone else.It's hard to hear and live up to that realisation.I guess each choice comes with circumstances.I choose my friends by weighing how much value they will add in my life.I can never choose my family but i will choose my friends and the man i will love.It's almost like looking at an insect under the microscope.Honestly take your time ,do not just love because your heart loves to love.Love because you know you are getting just as much of what you are giving in.

Each person who coems into your life coems with a promise to be something or do something.I always say this to any man who thinks they can get into a realtionship or even tries to "Don't promise me what you can never give".Seek to make choices that make you better,if they don't make a choice to walk away stronger and wiser.Make a choice to love with your whole heart but refuse to accept anything less.If you wnat to love me ,love me with everything.

He know i have asked him this question and because of the answer i have taken a choice to flow with this or wait and see...
A choice is a calculated hope ,get the math right if not add my super mathemetician GOD ,HE always comes through for me trust me...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mum's the word

Ever since i could remember the one name i called out when i was hurt was "Amai".It either sounded like "Amaiwe ","Maiwe zvangu" or "Amai vangu iwe".I never knew why but that was the first word that brough comfort ,joy or a sense of security.She was the first woman i wanted to be like.It was in her dressing,her smile ,her character ,her mummy smile or the mummieness of her.Woman are created to nuture nature and life.I crave to be called mum one day to see the very picture of life outside of my body and in the world.A mother has the most unique love.The love that will kill to protect you but at the same kick out in the cold so you can grow.A mother's love and care make happiness bloom everywhere.I enjoyed it when my mother would call me her daughter.It's not like i did not know that i was her daugther but to hear from her own mouth brought a warm fuzzy feeling inside of me that reminded me that i am a part of her.GOD blessed women with the gift to carry and give life .I think that is nothing less of an honour or privilege ,we carry life and have the choice to nurture it or abort it.Women in their loving make it all possbile.We all remember the first day your mother said "Well done" or "I love you".Nothing beats those words of prase ,nothing beats the joy in her voice when you succeed ,nothing beats the smile when you do good or the pride that shows that you are her pride.Her voice is the only voice that soothes or calms that elevates and uplifts.

I love my mum and each nad everyday is mother's day to me.On her day i want her to know that i love her more than anything in the world....