Treasure Island

Godfrey Morris

(August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

I Stand


Though hatred rages against this noble heart
With its deadly griping piercing claws
Yet will I stand to face the green-eyed beast
Standing against such infinite odds
With dogged dreams of pursued success
Unfolding before a lonesome sight
Can I fight forever?
How long must I resist?
The pressures of this hostile world, slowly taking its ugly toll
Although the sky may appear dim, with dark dusty clouds hanging
Yet I stand, venturing still with very great expectations
Never faltering to faulty condemnation
The choice is mine, my destiny firmly determined
Forever standing steadfastly, against the pain and trials of this hollowed world
Taking its blows but fighting back
Knowing freedom is one day certain
Struggles indeed, alas will bring forth worthy fruit
Once hope remains, must I forever still stand?

copyright (c) 2012

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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  • Corrina Kavea (7/6/2012 11:33:00 PM)

    It is a hollowed and hostile world, you live in. The true tragedy is in giving up.........never give up.
    Interesting body of words. (Report) Reply

  • Dougie Fresh (6/19/2012 11:45:00 AM)

    I really like this one...makes me think of Malcom X...We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us. Fight your fight! (Report) Reply

  • Ebi Robert (5/23/2012 6:03:00 PM)

    The poem is full of deep lament i would say! I like the style. It is nice! (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca .C. (5/22/2012 12:20:00 PM)

    Very good poem. It has a lot of truth about life, having been in depression once ive learned that everyday is a choice and you have to choose to sit a cry and see the day as hell or stand up and see the day as another task you can beat. Very good. i like i. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (5/21/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Knowing freedom is one day certain - You are right, again - Once hope remains, must I forever still stand? The pressures of this hostile world, slowly taking its ugly toll
    Although the sky may appear dim, with dark dusty clouds hanging
    Yet I stand, venturing still with very great expectationsa beautiful poem, i like it. top marks. (Report) Reply

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