sometimes they say we are dreamimg
sometimes they say we cant handle the pressure
sometimes they think we are too weak
we dont have to prove to them what we are made of
sometimes they just want us to give up
who are you going to trust?
i made a promise to myself a long time ago
i dont have to put on a show
i dont have to be something that i am not
just so you can watch
my brothers and sisters this just have to stop
we cant let them still our joy and turn it into pain
God love for us will never change
before you give in, and listen to all the wrong things they say
know that God is only a prayer away.
written by: April Lovett Bradford
I am just an ordinary girl,
Living in this world.
I live my life the best I can,
Don't judge me because of the color of my skin.
I may not be a model size,
But that doesn't mean I have to run or hide.
I am beautiful, I am sure you can see
I am happy with just me
An ordinary girl
I don't ask for much,
Just a loving touch.
Someone who understands,
A strong man with a plan.
I don't have to have diamonds and pearls,
I am just an ordinary girl.
I can walk with my head held high,
Yes I may stumble a little bit.
But that doesn't mean I am going to quit,
No I am not perfect
I am a plan with a purpose.
Written By: April Lovett Bradford
Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you "good night"
no matter how young or old you are
Some people don't remember that love is
Listening and laughing and asking questions
No matter what your age
Few recognize that love is
No fun at all unless
Love is you and me
Written By: Nikki Giovanni
We unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
lived coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
Written By: Maya Angelou