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Vanity

Here is a poem, an except from my book “God Speaks,” that I wrote some time ago concerning VANITY (pride, narcissism, self-importance, conceit, arrogance, bigheadedness) :

Vanity is as vanity does

She struts, she sashays, a cut above

All her contemporaries, some ere who may

Desire to copy her vainglorious ways

And what is vain as vain can be

A mirror image, a reflection is she

Who sees herself as only she can see

And bolsters herself into obscurity

One may do as the other has done

And esteem himself the only one

Of any consequence proven to be

Utmost in exception and desirability

Until such time as may arise

A vision, a revelation, a portal inside

That unveils the true hidden nature of man

Which denies all claims as only truth can

And lays bare the substance of all human flesh

The layers of character from birth until death

Till naked and open the one thing that’s plain

Is that vain is vanity and vanity is vain.

Spread the Word

One day, out of the blue, my mind started thinking in terms of rhyming.  I would read and get inspired by a certain verse or word and I would start turning over rhymes in my mind.  Feeling that I was on to something, I began writing them down.  That led to writing poems, I put a few on Poetry.com, a while back.  When I turned to producing songs, I took the poetry and put music to it in my mind.  When I sit down to try to produce the song, the complete rendition is already set in my  mind, so when I find the means, it only takes a moment to produce it.    Since then, I have moved on to making videos (it’s free), I just published my latest on YouTube.  “Spread the Word.”  Below I have listed the poem it was created from.

SPREAD THE WORD

I speak these words by inspiration

Given to me by revelation

That by publication, education

Taken to a dying nation

May result in the perpetuation

Of the common salvation

From creation to the population

I got to Spread the Word

So with dedication to the situation

I maintain the observation

This persuasion of predestination

Is aggravation, and invasion

Into my direction

With no escape from intimidation to manifestation

by motivation of the preparation of this

Of this dissertation, illiteration, and illustration

I got to Spread the Word

Flower Power

THE FLOWER by Beverly Anita

THE SEED IS CAST ONTO THE GROUND.  
IT MAKES NO NOISE, IT MAKES NO SOUND
IT SETTLES ITSELF INTO THE SOFT, MOIST EARTH
MOVING DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE DIRT
IT NUTURES ITSELF UPON THE SOIL
IT DOES NOT WORK, IT DOES NOT TOIL
BUT FEEDS UPON RAIN THAT OFTEN COMES
AND WARMS ITSELF WITH ABUNDANT SUN
AND WHEN IT HAS GROWN BEYOND ITS GRAIN
AND THE FRUIT THE SEED CAN NO LONGER CONTAIN
IT SEEKS TO BURST ITS HUMBLE SHELL
AND STARTS TO GROW AND STARTS TO SWELL
TO REACH BEYOND THAT
TO WHICH IT WAS BOUND
UP, UP TO LIGHT
UP, UP TO FREEDOM
INCH BY INCH
DAY BY DAY
THE FRUIT OF THE SEED
MAKES ITS WAY
ABOVE THE GRAVE
INTO THE LIGHT
AND BREAKS FREE THE EARTH
TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS
FIRST THE BUD
THEN THE FLOWER
JOY AND GLADNESS
STRENGTH AND POWER
BEAUTY AND MAJESTY
MAKES ITS CLAIM
WONDEROUSLY, WONDERFUL
GLORIOUS FAME
BUT SOMEONE ADMIRES ITS DECADENT SHOW
AND PLUCKS UP THE FLOWER AS IT BASKS IN ITS GLOW
AND WHEN IT HAS FADED AND THE FLOWERS DO FALL
IT IS CAST TO THE GROUND, IT IS DONE, THAT IS ALL
BUT WAIT ONE MOMENT
TAKE NOTICE, PAY HEED
THE FLOWER HAS WITHERED
EXPOSING THE SEED
WHICH ONCE AGAIN MAKES ITS WAY TO THE EARTH
REJOICE, REBOUND, RENEW, REBIRTH!