I Must Write



It swells up inside,
Not hurting, but like pressure,
Expanding to somewhat wide,
Bursting out of me, never lesser.
It takes me, yet it doesn’t control,
Let’s me know that it’s there—
Really wanting me to take hold,
While showing me that it cares.
It breathes, and it feels,
Encompassing and eclipsing mine—
Guiding me as it heals,
Riding me, until it’s my time.
Sometimes I’m its possession,
But only if I decide.
Mastering it is my ultimate lesson,
For the time when I ride.
Sometimes inspired in the day,
Mostly during the dark night,
Just to show you the true way,
I have to, I must write.

About this poem

This poem is suppose to be spiritually alive. It tends to possess the person in a way as to fully engross him, until he, learns the way on his own.

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Written on October 19, 1991

Submitted by TheArkProject on June 18, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCDEFGHGIJAJAKLKL
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 606
Words 125
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Raheem Muhammad

Active Revolutionist from Chicago, by way of New Jersey, Atlanta, Birmingham, and now NOLA; dedicating his life to establish a truly independent economic system for the poor and oppressed peoples of America first. Fighting for those faces you see and don't see on the websites: THE ARK PROJECT LLC THE BEEP INC. BEEP BLACK WALL STREET BOOKS I'm Muslim, I'm Black and I'm American so I guess I have three strikes against me LOL. I'm here reaching out to those concerned about the great divides that no-one wants to address and I'm here to address them head-on (Social Injustice, Islamophobia, Systematic Oppression, etc...). I am the author of this book: "Oh, Say Can You See!?" (Secrets) & Truth Is In The Art which shows how passionate I am about what was done and what continues to be done and ignored. Poetry is as a result of my life experiences as well as my opinions. They are my studies of the scriptures while paralleling them with history along with the present day's crimes against humanity, by those that claim to govern us. Keep in mind that my love for this country is beyond measure and incomparable. However, there are principles that a person ascertains to and therefore must stand upon. more…

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