Dead before death

There was once a retail store At the heart of the city where I was born It was the trump of the rich and privileged The aspiration of the poor and weak Some say the items sold were really cheap But the word ‘cheap’ is a relative term I can almost vividly remember my first […]

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A letter to Alvin

I never thought I’d miss your birth Never knew I’d be too far away to hold you upon my chest You are the baby I waited anxiously to behold To tell you the stories of the truth we uphold Now a gleams of your handsomeness I see through a screen My gaze fixed on my […]

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MENTOR THE CHILD

Tell the child, it’s not too early to awake For its dawn and success can begin at daybreak Tell him to learn to do things today for tomorrow never comes Tell him the sun will not always shine and the sky will not always be blue Tell him that no matter what live throws at […]

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WHAT WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED FOR

The castles you built or didn’t build The bridges you burnt or didn’t burn The songs you sang or didn’t sing The paths you treaded or didn’t tread The life you lived or didn’t live The souls you touched or didn’t touch The books you wrote or didn’t write When the roll call is made […]

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