Discerning You



Perfume: isn’t what it is, it’s really what it was…

Astonishingly a flower’s rarer still and just because.

Trust me your worth is more than life’s pleasures,

Reading what was sent down to us is much better.

Intricately to persuade intimacy towards just you,

Created to do more than all that we both pursue.

I am and will be what your true self must see,

Above and beyond nothingness: truth and reality…


I’VE SEEN A ROSE THAT HAS NO EQUAL,

TRULY A FLOWER THAT IS FLAWLESS,

A STAR IN THE SKY SO UNUSUAL,

THE DAWN BOW DOWN TO ITS BRIGHTNESS.

I’VE SEEN A BUTTERFLY UNEQUALLED,

THAT PICASSO CAN’T EVEN CAPTURE,

THIS DIAMOND’S  THE RAREST OF HER PEOPLE:

THE SIGHT PULLS YOU INTO ITS RAPTURE,

I’VE SEEN THE LIGHT, IT’S OH SO BRIGHT

IT’S BEING IS SO MUCH OF A BLESSING,

A NIGHT LIGHT SEEN IN MY SPIRITUAL FLIGHT,

ALWAYS SEEMS TO KEEP ME GUESSING:

I’VE SEEN MY QUEEN OF PARADISE,

SHE IS ALL THE ABOVE AT LEAST,

THE SOURCE OF HER SIGHT FEELS NICE,

FROM MY RIB THAT GIVES ME PEACE.

I’VE SEEN IN HER EXACTLY WHAT I NEED,

AND IT HURTS FROM MY LOINS’ SEEDS

TOO MUCH IN MY HEART AS IT BLEEDS,

RED, THE FLOWER, THE UNSEEN, I’VE SEEN.

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Perfume: isn’t what it is, it’s really what it was… Astonishingly a flower’s rarer still and just because.

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Submitted by TheArkProject on July 02, 2022

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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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