You Are More Than This

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You Are More Than This

The following poem is an excerpt from my soon to be released book titled Shoetry(pronounced Sho-etry, rhymes with poetry). The poem is dedicated to women.


                                   You are more than this

Are you crying, weeping, bound in the grips of addiction?

Desperately searching for the next fix;

A lifetime lost in a downward spiral, chasing after the highs.


Are you sharp, a hard worker, focused solely on the job at hand?

A desperate climb up the ladder;

No time for God, family or friends, just a ruthless climb to the top.


Are you wealthy, famous even, living in the lap of luxury?

But with a desperate need for true friends;

Finding out daily, that money cannot buy love, salvation, friendship.


You are more than this….


You are more than addictions, emotions and drama,

You are more than your career, your money, your looks,

You are more than failures of the past,

You are more than an object of a man’s desire,

You are more than this….

You are loved by God,

Called for his purpose,

Chosen for His work,

A light to your world and a voice for the perishing;

Shake off those fetters that hold you bound,

And, arise to a new birth, a new dawn, a new day,

Your time has come to shine.

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  • lukescott313 Reply

    Awesome!! the mystic Krishna said to his friend Arjuna who was down in despair…he said “throw off this ignoble discouragement and arise like a fire that burns all before it!” i love this line, it is so motivating to me! rise up and keep pushing forward!! let nothing get you down!!

    very beautiful poem, peace, shalom, salaam, shanti…

    April 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    • sholashade Reply

      Thank you very much, your words are very encouraging to me!

      April 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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