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There Once was a Man



By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.




There once was a man on a quest for greatness

One thing stood in his way

He spent most his life searching for that one thing that held him back

He’d always blame others for his shortcomings

Losing love and friends along the way

His life was destructive, because he over endulged

He seemed to lack dicipline or be in touch with reality

In his mind he made others happy, but all they really wondered was if he was ok

He’d boast and brag and hide from the truth

But deep inside he longed

He hurt

Thing about hurt is it grows

It consumes

It can destroy

He sat one day

All alone

Thinking of why his life seemed to be in shambles

In a moment of clarity

He saw the truth

The truth was he was his own worst enemy

He was what held him back

He was the other half of his failed relationships

He was the reason for many of his ills

In his search for the truth

He found a startling revelation

Truth seekers often try to find the truth

They have to be prepared to accept it for what it is

He accepted this truth


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A Tortured Soul: No Rest No Peace


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


In a state of denial

The focus is lost

A shattered being lost in time and space

Void of light and emotion

Motivational karma blocked by a powerful self denial

The feelings within fight for peace and stability

At any moment chaos threatens to erupt

Spewing forth confusion and self doubt


So many voices

So many lies

So many truths

Mind shutting down

Turning within itself

Body becomes weary

Outside reality becomes skewed suffering from neglect

Loved ones become enemies

Questions arise

No answer is found

Negativity eats away at the fabric of sanity

Hearts turn cold

Absent is emotion

Lost is the will to live

No rest

No peace

A tortured soul


Posted by on November 16, 2008 in Poems of Expression


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