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Standing in the Shade




Quietly progressing all of my days

Setbacks happen but they are but bumps in the road

Perceptions cast upon you, you have to live with and overcome

Perceptions are just opinions cast by uninformed people

Used to undermine your progress

So for once get out to the sunshine, because the shade hides the best of you


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My Inspiration

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

My inspiration can’t be seen
But heard through the grapevine
Whispering that same sad song
A song that’s played for ages
Through the pain and oppression of my people
Give us free
Or leave us be


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By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.



As I stand upon this hillside point

Looking out over streams, trees and grass

I feel rejuvenated

Able to tackle the life down below

As I stand above it all

The sun shines down upon my face


Embracing me with natural love

A few clouds form off to the west

Despair lingers

The cold winds whip through the country side

Oh how I wish

I could take the rays of sun

And offer warmth and happiness

To those oh so cloudy skies


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Pleasantries of Spring


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

As heavens bright beacon gleams across the bright, blue sky

Winds of time sweep across the rich smelling earth

Sweet smelling essences of blooming lives erupt throughout

Joyful noises fade into the wonderful chorus of the day

Bright colors blend in so nicely, making a splendid canvas of art

Beating wings followed by the sweet songs of morning greet us

Suddenly a nice, cool mist falls nourishing the season

The gently buzz of a bumblebee calms the waiting flower

Like the honey it produces

From the pollen it consumes

From the flower that yields

These pleasantries of spring I witness day and night

What joy and rebirth this season brings


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The Light





By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


Sunlight Moonlight


Guide me through life with your beacons of life


Sunlight Moonlight


Help me through the day and again at night


Sunlight Moonlight


Bright beacons of hope and life


Sunlight Moonlight


Can you light my path today?


Sunlight Moonlight


Clear a path for me during the day and throughout the night


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I sat in a Tree and Pondered

sat in a tree


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

I climbed up in a tree one day to sit and think awhile

So many thoughts passed at that time overwhelming me and I almost fell down

A voice told me to be strong and I caught hold of myself

I looked around to find said voice but it was then I realized I was all alone

I sat back upon that tree to think again and at that moment another voice I did hear

It said, “Why do you sit and think instead of pursuing the thoughts that you think”

Started but not moved I responded

“I’m afraid of what the world might think, it’s a harsh place full of let downs and negativity”

The voice responded loud and clear

“If you worry about what’s thought of you, you’re wasting your precious time, because whether or not they think or not you have to stay on your grind”

“Come down outta that tree my friend and start your life anew”

“Cause the more you sit and ponder, opportunity passes you by”

I said, “Starting today I am a man of business, a man of action, a man chasing destiny”

“Outta this tree I came today to do what’s best for me, and along the way I hope to help someone the way this voice helped me”

Off I went to do my calling

Never to sit and ponder

About life’s daily struggles


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Freedoms Patriots



By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


We fight for another

One another

And another

The voice of the masses

Matching might and wit

Conquering all enemies foreign and domestic

We sacrifice a lot in defense of our nation

Our lives, our families, and our sanity

Nevertheless, we do it without complaint

Who else would take on such a mighty responsibility?

Three hundred million vs. two million

Young, strong freedom fighters

Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen

Twenty four seven

Three sixty five

Through fire and ice

Through blowing sand and bullet storms

We fight

Not because we have to

But because it is a duty we swore to uphold

Lives torn

Lives lost

Veterans return to a different home

Applaud, congratulate, and embrace us heroes

We are freedoms patriots

Protecting and serving





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