Formerly b1esshim. Proud child of God, African-American, brother, son, and writer. Together. Jeremiah 29:11

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    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” - John 15:13. Let’s honor the fallen, and our active military. Together. Picture credits go to MVAT Foundation. 🇺🇸 #pod #military #heroes #america #mirakee #writersnetwork @mirakee. @writersnetwork

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    Heroic, brave, inspiring
    These words undoubtedly describe our fallen soldiers
    But they are so much more than these words could describe
    They have opened so many doors
    So that we as a nation could soar

    They learned the fragility of life
    Realizing what it meant to strive, survive, and thrive
    In a world where freedom is earned
    By the blood of those who love it most

    It is because of their sacrifices that we stand
    The liberties that became law in our land

    Let freedom ring around the globe
    Let the hearts of the hurt spring hope
    And let’s never forget the price
    Of those who made the ultimate sacrifice
    So that we could have something of a paradise

  • rainkeyy 34w

    ”There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you were born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” - Jiddu Krishnamurthi As this school year comes to an end, let’s highlight the millions of students, teachers, and parents who rose to the challenge. We did it. Together. Picture credits go to Brookings Institution. #pod #school #challenge #thecrazyyearthatcametogether #mirakee #writingnetwork @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    The end of a period has come
    We have grown, we have become
    Something that was unforseen by many
    Most of us were never really ready

    To the teachers who stayed up extra hours
    Who learned to rise like towers
    You have spread your wings to fly
    And you have helped students reach to the sky

    To the students who jumped on endless calls
    They learned to come together, despite their flaws
    Some of you have had to deal with loss
    But you stood up and kept going
    And for that you deserve applause

    And to the parents who sacrificed
    Who agonized, impovised, and revised
    The backbone of learning is you
    Thank you for carrying the burdens, through and through

  • rainkeyy 34w

    “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” - Proverbs 31:25. Stand for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We all need it. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #pod

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    She had never done something like this
    Almost all of her friends and family had turned against her
    She was in the corner, wondering if this was truly the right decision
    But she had an even greater vision

    The lies had fogged everyone’s minds
    They knew the truth, but went along with it anyway
    It ended up spreading, distorting the truth and shining on the lies
    Confusing anyone it could effect, the foolish or the wise

    She had always had her lows and her highs
    Nevertheless, she knew that this was the time to rise

    She spoke up, giving a voice to the voiceless
    She knew that silence meant complicity
    Never caring about the publicity
    Because she knew that she was clothed with strength and dignity

  • rainkeyy 35w

    “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” - John Ruskin. Our planet and universe is special. Let’s take care of it. Together. Picture credits go to Wikipedia. #pod #earth #universe #life #mirakee #writersnetwork @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    The Maturation of Us

    We, and the universe, used to be nothing
    Our world not yet the greatest sculpting
    We were primitive, starting off as nothing
    But we have grown into something

    Around 4.6 billion years ago
    History was created, the earth said hello
    The perfect planet for life was no longer a dream
    It was more than just a silly scheme

    75 percent hydrogen, 25 percent helium; that’s what the universe was
    Think of all that had to become of us

    But it is never over
    It is always growing and changing, forming into something more beautiful than before
    The endless amount we have yet to explore
    I can’t wait to see what we have in store

  • rainkeyy 35w

    “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” - Psalm 136:1. You are loved and appreciated more than you will ever know. Always remember that. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #pod #love #faith #thanks #mirakee #writersnetwork @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    They knew that this was a bad idea
    That this would twist and turn them down a path
    Where the light rarely shines and darkness hides in every corner
    But they wanted something that seemed so far away

    They had wanted love
    For someone to see them, to appreciate them, for someone to stand up for them
    Wanting to make their heart whole, they went through the path
    And came out even worse than before

    But what they had never known
    Was that someone was wanting them just as much as they wanted someone else

    You see, someone else had always cared about them
    Someone else had wiped the tears away and offered a gentle hand
    Someone else always knew what they were going through
    So never worry, because God has always loved you

  • rainkeyy 35w

    1 in 5 students have reported being bullied in the US. And many kids choose not to speak up, so it’s likely much higher. This is our time to celebrate, uplift, and accept our differences. Together. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #pod #bullying #love #strongertogether #mirakee
    #writersnetwork @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    The whispers and mutters that they thought I couldn’t hear
    Their rapid texts that always made me fear
    I knew that I wasn’t like them, the duck in a group of geese
    And they made sure that I knew it; I never had a moment of peace

    They pounced on my mistakes, and said my strengths were not enough
    I felt as weak as I could be, but I marched on and tried to be tough
    I knew I shouldn’t have backed down, but some days I was too tired
    A chance to be unapoloetically me was all I desired

    It’s never been new
    The stories are painful and true

    Hate and negativity never festers within someone from birth
    It is learned, watered and fed like a plant, until it sprouts from the earth
    Spread love, because hate is a virus
    Let’s stop this horrible crisis

  • rainkeyy 36w

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #life #bravery #love #pod #mirakee #writersnetwork @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    Life has pushed us over the edge
    It coaxes us and persuades us to do this and that
    The exhaustion kicks in, how does it feel?
    Does the wounds heal?

    They do, and for that, you can celebrate
    You can shout to the rooftops and not hesitate
    Hope is always on the near horizon
    All you have to do is turn up the brightness

    Think back to how far you have come
    To the places where you have come from
    Searching for your path is a journey
    But you, my friend, have no reason to worry

  • rainkeyy 37w

    The rain and storms always wipe away. Look at how far you have come. Picture credits go to My New Orleans. #pod #faith #rise #rainy

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    The tears of the clouds drizzled lightly down the window
    The blinding light made the drops glow
    It was the end of a time
    We had wiped away the grime

    Through the freezing blizzards and chaotic hurricanes
    The times that threatened to give us endless migraines
    You are still here today, and that is a blessing
    You have too much hope to be stressing

    Nothing matches up to the power of your faith
    Your strength is mighty and great

    The curtains are opening, the sun is shining through
    You have matured endlessly; you grew
    God has always had a plan for your life
    Because you have defied the odds; you have survived

  • rainkeyy 37w

    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Ian MacLaren. Think before speaking, and never jump to conclusions. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #pod #love #bekind #struggle #mirakee #writersnetwork @writersnetwork

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    The Unknown Side

    They strutted along the quiet meadow
    Their eyes looking furtively away, staring at the ground
    Despair was festering inside them; they were beyond confused
    In their mind, they had nothing to lose

    They were ostracized and shunned at school
    By someone who put on a tough exterior
    But his interior was broken and exposed

    He had never had someone to understand him, to carry his pain
    That’s why he had spread it, allowing himself to hurt others
    In the same way that the world had hurt him

    Look for the unknown story hidden beyond
    Never jump to conclusions
    Because the anger, loneliness, and sadness that they give you
    Is all that they have inside of them

  • rainkeyy 38w

    The friends that hold on to you are the friends that you should never let go. Picture credits go to YouVersion Bible. #pod #friends #love #dogs #mirakee #writersnetwork @writersnetwork @mirakee

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    I strode toward the door, my hand grasping the knob
    A loud howl halted me to a stop
    It was raw and exposed, his pain so potent I could see
    I knew that he had chosen me

    He is my guard who will always alert
    Making sure that I never get hurt
    He senses when I’m upset
    Showing that he is more than just a pet

    The light that shines in the darkness is within him
    It burns and flares, never being dim

    Find the friends that hold on to you tight
    That are unafraid to do what’s right
    Because at the end of the day
    Would your friends stay?