Category Archives: Poetry

The Cost of Love (A Freewrite)

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They want the sunshine of love,
but not if it means they have to stand in the rain.

They want the smile of romance,
but are unwilling to withstand the pain.

They want all of love’s passion,
but turn away as soon as they get too close to the flame.

They want it to last a lifetime,
but start plotting their getaway as soon as they feel the strain.

They want
all ups
no downs
big smiles
no frowns
all frills
no risks

They say they want love,
but are chasing a lie that doesn’t exist.

Yeah there’s bliss
Definitely happiness
Romantic interludes
Punctuated by a passionate kiss,

…but life is a bitch…
got you bobbing and weaving
while its throwing punches
trying to split your lip

got you questioning your love to the point
where you feel the mate of your soul
starting to slip

got you struggling to hold on
any second about to lose your grip

Yeah, there’s bliss
Definitely happiness
Romantic interludes
Punctuated by a passionate kiss,

…but life is a bitch
and if you really want love like you say,
you have to risk everything you are
and work for it… ~ Sean King

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To My Dreamers

 

To my dreamers: Don’t allow the pitfalls or the mountains you encounter on your path discourage you from continuing to move forward. Don’t let the doubts or lack of support from those around you lead to a place of self doubt. Don’t become so fixated on that brick wall that’s standing between you and your destiny that you forget what your destiny is.

What I’m saying is this: If you fall down; get up. If there is a mountain that needs to be climbed; don’t think about how high it is, just climb it. If you feel the people who love you don’t support your dreams; achieve them and watch those same people who didn’t believe become the people who tell you they always believed in you. If you come face to face with a brick wall; knock it down, go around it, climb over the top of it, jump, fly, soar… do whatever you need to do to keep moving toward your destiny.

You are capable, you just have to believe in you… ~ Sean King

 

Celebrating King

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…the best way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King is to wake up the humanity that lives in your soul and to use it to stand against the injustices that are impacting our brothers and sisters all over the world.

…that means standing against the murder of innocent people at the hands of war; whether it be by Christians or Muslims, whether it be at the hands of the East or the West… Please do not murder any more people under the false pretense of protecting my liberties

…that means standing in opposition of poverty… there is no reason for nations with a gluttonous excess of riches to be okay with watching human being starve… the idea of the wealthy people earning everything they have through hard work and sound business practices is simply untrue… the wealth of our great nation was built at the expense of the lives of others…

…that means standing up to the militarization and the ongoing abuse of power by our police force…. there is simply no excuse for the continuous murder of unarmed human beings by representatives of a government that stands for Liberty and Justice for all…

…learn, understand, teach, remember who Dr. King was and what he stood for. Yes, he was a Civil Rights activist… but Dr. King was also a man who was willing to die to put an end to the human rights violations that were being committed, not just again black people, but against people all over the world…

…In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let’s stand on the shoulders of love and continue his fight to put an end to the attack on innocence that is being waged all over the world from the Americas, to Europe, to the Middle East, to Africa, to Asia, to Australia, and to every dark corner of the world that injustices are being committed… When we do this, then we can say we are truly celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. ~Sean King