Godfrey Morris

Silver Star - 4,019 Points (August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

I Stand - Poem by Godfrey Morris

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

Comments about I Stand by Godfrey Morris

  • Silver Star - 4,019 Points Godfrey Morris (8/26/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    Thanks to everyone in the poem hunter family. I wrote this poem in a dark period of my life and these words gave me the inspiration to overcome. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 28 Points Sajad Meer (8/26/2015 10:15:00 PM)

    Such piece of poetry! Came across like this after a long time. Feel different after reading this. (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 4,019 Points Godfrey Morris (8/26/2015 11:52:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind words

  • Rookie - 90 Points Alain Stanton (8/26/2015 10:06:00 AM)

    This poem breath his passion (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,812 Points Kim Barney (8/26/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Written with passion. Extremely well done. Congrats on having it chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 4,019 Points Godfrey Morris (8/27/2015 12:24:00 AM)


  • Gold Star - 46,883 Points Edward Kofi Louis (8/26/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    How long must is resist? With the muse of life at hand. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (8/26/2015 3:07:00 AM)

    Fight against injustice cannot be stopped and all should stand against it till freedom from oppression is attained in this world! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,816 Points Ramesh T A (8/26/2015 2:46:00 AM)

    Fighting against impediments one can stand against all enemies to have freedom which is the aim sure! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,739 Points David Wood (8/26/2015 2:20:00 AM)

    I once went out with a green eyed monster fortunately it didn't last. Excellent poem well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 72,720 Points Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Freedom is worth the struggle. Nicely penned, Godfrey (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,438 Points Louis Borgo (5/25/2015 6:43:00 PM)

    your words dig in like daggers great composition here. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,662 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/21/2015 2:48:00 PM)

    A strong and significant stance of positive progressive living.Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,854 Points Susan Lacovara (2/16/2015 11:08:00 PM)

    Stand, you must! ! For it the the good fight that gets it's just rewards. Ever the optimist, like Pandora, I cling to HOPE.
    A noble poetic sharing, thank you. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points 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

  • Rookie - 10 Points Desert Life (6/21/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    To rise against odds, is itself victory. Excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 205 Points Samra Haq (6/2/2012 5:32:00 PM)

    Very nice and beautiful piece of poem.I like the style and keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sharad Juneja (5/31/2012 7:22:00 AM)

    Very honest and a beautiful piece :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Morrison (5/25/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    I hear passion, which is a poet`s tool. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vincent Kuo (5/24/2012 4:09:00 PM)

    Thanks Godfrey for the raw truth in the poem! True man! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 118 Points 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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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