Poetry Blog by DeVaughn

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No Conspiracy

These lies are real,

They live on

While the truth is killed,

Murdered right in front of us

Honesty bleeds,

In freedom we trust

Addicted to the game,

You can’t get enough,

Stab yo brother in the back

To feed your lust,

Everyone’s an enemy,

We’re all addicts

Looking for a fix

Doped on fiction

We’re all high

Cause ignorance is bliss,

 

It feels good ...

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Gratefulness is Happiness

Ever notice how the grateful are always happy? 

Even through a storm, 

they’re smile never dampens. 

The ungrateful, however, are never happy. 

While swimming in a sea of abundance,

they drown wanting.

  

 

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Untitled

How revealing is it to discover a true friend? 

Or to discover the one that pretends? 

Choose carefully those you hang around,

You never know what lurks beneath a smile,

Trust but verify,

Be wise

 the backstabber always has a disguise,

Plotting and scheming hoping you’d fall for the lies,

Grinning away as he showers 

you with words made of knives,

Always think twice,

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LOH

I’m hopeless,

So hopeless,

And I’m afraid there’s no future for me

Of all the games I’ve played in life, after all the sacrifice,

Nothing seems to turn out right,

Is it the player or the game to blame

For this losing streak that’s driving me insane?

I’m hopeless

And can’t see the forest for the trees,

So hopeless,

And I’m afraid there's no future for me

Winning for...

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End Times

People these days treat sin better than their very own kin,

we make an enemy of our friends.

Night is day and day is night, what was wrong,

Is now right, the truth is ugly and lies hold

Beauty, slavery is freedom, ignorance is smart, thinking

Is dangerous, mindlessness is safe, strength is a threat, being 

Weak is strong, we lose to win and win to lose, we’re just

Fools gettin...

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Individual Acceptance

Is it me or is it you,

that hates the fact,

that I’m not you?

If it’s me, why do I

look in the mirror wishing,

I was you?

If it’s you, why do you

hate me so true,

cause I’m not like you?

Never mind.

It’s not me!

It’s you!

I now realize why you hate me.

It’s because you hate you,

for love in your heart you never knew,

cause if you had, you’d accept

th...

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Insight

Over the years I’ve grown,

a new set of eyes.

Clearer and sharper

they’ve grown

to my surprise.

Everything looks different than I

had realized. 

My innocent eyes never recognized

the guilt nor the ugly that

shroud in the hearts of many.

My wise eyes reveals

an image of reality that even those

with open eyes fail to see.

What a tragedy, when a man’s

handica...

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Puzzle Pieces Of Life

Our stories are puzzle pieces 

to the spirit of life. 

Each piece, 

uniquely designed, 

but not dissimilar in significance, 

reveals, 

when positioned precisely, 

a picturesque image of humanity. 

Unveiling the meaning of life, 

one story at a time. 

 

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Freedom's Burden

Freedom carries with it

a burden heavier than bondage, 

as a slave endeavors to bear 

the obligation of Liberty’s burden,

the Free has already this burden, 

endeavoring the strength to endure such weight, 

so that his freedom might not be relinquished. 

 

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The Weight

Bottled emotions are heavy, 

the weight can keep your mind unsteady.

Unbalanced,

you stand the chance of tipping over.

Indeed so, 

those emotions will spell over,

expelling another

load off your shoulders,

and peace of mind

your soul will soon discover. 

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Souls' Worth

Your thoughts are valued, but

your feelings are priceless.

As your mind is monetized,

your soul is worth its weight in gold.

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Emotions

We’re all connected. 

We can feel the emotions of others 

as if the emotion was that of our own. 

And of course we feel our own emotions. 

Emotions aren’t unique to an individual-

     they are universal. 

Yet we don’t choose our 

very own emotions. 

Through life experiences, 

emotions choose us.

Randomly and objectively,

     the spirit tugs at our emotional 

h...

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Expression

The words that come from the mind,

     write them-though not all.

The words that come from the heart,

recite them, all of them.

Words of the soul express meaning.

Words of the mind are but words, meaningless.

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Love

Yes, you are the only one,

it is you I want to see

for all eternity,

you give meaning to the air I breathe

it is you that brings out the best in me,

every word I say 

every song I sing,

you are the only light in my darkness,

the seed that keeps me growing,

sprouting patiently and ever so gently. 

DeVaughn

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Mislove

When you loved me

I never heard it.

When you hated me,

it was loud and clear.

The words I needed to hear most

were never spoken,

But the words that hurt most,

were never unspoken. 

 

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Loss of Identity

I fake a smile everyday to make pay,

Trying to find my way

In between a rock and a hard place,

Looking for a better day,

But the sun doesn't shine my way

I’m losing my identity

On a mission to find me

Someone help me please

I’m crying helplessly

I have no dreams

It’s hard to sleep with no identity

Looking at a reflection of a stranger in the mirror

I’m losing my...

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Lost Soul

Am I supposed to be here or there?

No matter where I go

I seem to be going nowhere

I need help.

Does anyone care?

Who has love to spare?

This one is for the lost souls everywhere. 

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Love Blues

As I look around

My eyes water

Face frowns another

Day to find a reason to smile

 

Since you've been gone

things haven’t been the same

faded memories filling my brain

All that remains

 

Seasons change

snow to rain,

sunshine to clouds

The more change,

greater grows the pain

And it’s you to blame

 

My heart’s grown cold,

Frozen

no more tendern...

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MENTAL BONDAGE

WHY DO YOU WANNA BE THIS WAY?
YOU CAN FREE YOURSELF, BUT YOU CHOOSE TO STAY.
OH, SPIRIT, WHY CLOUD YOURSELF IN

THIS PRISON OF CONFUSION AND DISARRAY?
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT BEING YOU IS THE TRIED AND TRUE?
WHAT A TERRIBLE LIFE TO WASTE?
YOUR DESIRE TO PLEASE YOU DON’T ALIGN WITH YOUR TASTE.
WHAT A FOOL WHO OPTS TO PLAY VICTIM?
WHEN HIS FREEDOM OF FEAR CRAFTS HIS OWN WISDOM.

 

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THE CREATOR

I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED,

TO SUCCEED,

GIVEN TO ME,

BY THE SOURCE OF POWER,

THAT BE,

WHICH IS THAT OF HE,

INSIDE OF ME

 

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DREAM QUEST

MOVING IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MINDS EYE RUNS WILD
OH, WHAT A DELIGHT?
WHAT VIVID PICTURES TO REMEMBER?
THE WILD FANTACY YOU ENVISIONED
A PLEASURE GIVEN TO YOU UNCONDITIONED
GO ON, LEAP INTO THE SEA OF POSSIBILITY
LIFE’S YOUR DECISION

 

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FEARLESS MIND

 

LIFE BEGS ME TO DARE,
BUT MY AUDACITY TO STARE,

IN ITS GLARE
IS TOO HARD TO BARE,
AS I SIT FEARFUL IN THIS CHAIR,
FEAR OF MYSELF IS THE CAUSE OF MY SORROW,
THE TRUTH IN FRONT OF ME IS A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW,
BUT THINGS WILL BE BRIGHTER TOMORROW,
FOR SERVING MY SOUL TODAY
SHALL SPARE ME WRECKAGE THAT SAILS AT BAY

 

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Love of Religion

Love, the source of your existence,

seeded in the heart of humanity, from

distance to distance, it's persistent,

it has no condition, only that you'd listen

to the feelings of aww

that begs you to embrace the religion of love

as your decision.

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Embrace The Mystery

As I recharge my soul, awaiting to be whole,

I gaze at the pond for which has been gifted,

my spirit now uplifted,

oh my,

what a blessing it is to be so lifted?

lifted above the fray, ready to embrance the posibilities of today.

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