Do Whatever It Takes

Whatever it takes
In order to find a Peace of mind,
With each other and all of mankind;
Finding our ways to come together as one;
Unify and harmonize without the gun

Whatever it takes
Because if we don't, this world will still decline
Whatever it takes
Because loneliness burdens the mind

Whatever it takes
Visions of community, visions of Hope

Whatever it takes
No more murder, no more fear
No more hatred, but acceptance that you're here

Do Whatever it takes
We all must learn to accept others for who they are,
We must all inflict no scar

Whatever it takes
Accepting who's different, deflecting who's ignorant

Whatever it takes
Respecting beliefs, respecting genders
Respecting unique, respecting elders

Do whatever it takes
Help those who fall, we'll stand where you fall

Do Whatever it takes
Choosing compassion, choosing to make change
Choosing to unite and heal from pain

Whatever it takes
Let no evil take control of our world

Whatever it takes
Gotta be strong, gotta get along

Whatever it takes

About this poem

Wanting to give a message of encouragement in the year 2022, we've all been through so much in the past few years. And the times seem to only be getting darker and darker. But we simply can't let the evil and darkness overrun our world. There is definitely a light at the end of this chapter in our lives, we just have to be in the right state of mind, and perceive the world with open eyes while moving differently. This poem was written on May 13th as a moment of inspiration hit me with the releasing of Kendrick Lamar's albums Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. The structure and style I wrote this poem by was mentored and inspired by the song To Dream In Color by Cities Aviv which is a rap song that involves a motivational portion of poetry. A song I definitely encourage anyone to really check out. This was also a poem I would originally write for my Honors English 208 class at Mesa College in San Diego. I got so much great feedback I thought I would share it here as well. Hope it will encourage anyone who reads it. 

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Written on May 13, 2022

Submitted by Written.Slick on May 15, 2022

Modified on April 10, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abbcc AxAb Ax Axx Add Ax Aee Ax Axx Ax Ax A
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,020
Words 193
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 2, 3, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1

Rick Slick

A very confident and caring soul of this life who wants to help and encourage others through my writing and poetry as the world is surrounded by evil and dark times. Hoping to reach culture changing heights with my writing down the new journey I'm currently pursuing, and well... this is another step towards reaching that goal. Majoring in Creative Writing at Miramar Community College, I hope to influence a positive message to my community and for those who are willing to give my writing a read. Yall be safe and hope to see how far I can take my passion of writing to make a difference in the world. Much Love more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Someone said I have a dream and much came from it.
    But this sorry old world has lost it's mirth
    And is headed down the garden path !
    But we must never give up, little is much when God is in it !
    A brave poem, it's never too, late ! 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • abielias1
    Your writing style is so beautiful, and your message is admirable
    LikeReply1 year ago


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