Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Rise

When you’ve been hurt by someone you loved, anger is good. It’s what makes you strong... It’s what makes you a survivor. Those who have no anger at injustice are weak. They are the ones who ultimately fail. I’ve had many tragedies, but each time I rise. Sometimes it’s fast and sometimes it’s slow… but I rise. I rise from the ashes of pain. I rise from the ashes of unappreciation. I rise from the ashes of guilt. I rise from the ashes that was our friendship. I’ve fanned the stinging embers of loneliness and loss until they flamed into sparkling fires of will and determination. And because I did, I will survive.

31 comments:

Ms zee said...

We rose with you and we will be there for you!

temmy tayo said...

You know what honey,this got to me.It is so true. So very true.

Guy Horny said...

Waoh!

The lady writes,
Because she writes she can express herself,
Because she expresses herself she is strong,
Because you've got strenght you survive.

U rise with YOU!

Go tell us what your avatar is on my 'top 3 avatar' post

Freaky Deaky said...

Keep on rising, surviving, and living.

londonnaijachic said...

awwwwh! baby, that is so encouraging and where have u been?

bayusch said...

oMoGe! HaBaRi! hW U dEy? lOnG tImE! lIkE i sAiD eArLiEr, u R a ViCtOr!
u JuSt KeEp DoInG uR tHaNg! ReMeMbEr U aRe AnOtHeR dAy ClOsEr.....
lIkE mY aReA fAtHeRs DeY tAlK, cHoP uP (2 FiNgAz In Da AiR, uPwArD mOvEmEnT)....
mAkE i ReTuRn To My OgOgOrO mIxEd WiV pArAgA aNd LiMe ImPoRtEd fReSh FrOm MuShIn UnDeR bRiDgE....
hOlA!

Just Thinking Out Loud! said...

Nice one for sure. Intriguing. "Those who do not get angry at injustice are weak." I like that. Though I might need to check myself cos I find it very difficult to get angry no matter what (except this one time) : ). Concise, yet powerful write-up!

bayusch said...

oN a 2Nd tHoT, u CaN lEt Me In On ThEsE pPlE hUrTiNg U. wE cAn ArRaNgE a MuShIn kInDa JuStIcE 4 'eM.
jUsT sAy D wOrD.....aNd ThEy'Re SmElLiNg ThEiR rOtTeN a*#sEs.....

Mari said...

Nice. Encouraging and inspiring words.

Belle said...

When you’ve been hurt by someone you loved, anger is good
definitely agree.

hope you're doing alright?

stranger said...

i disagree. when you've been hurt by someone you loved, then love harder...Isaiah 53v7 put it this way..."He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn't say a word. Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared, he took it all in silence"...God invented the concept, i think he would know better. See it's not about surviving, it's about being a victor, more than a conqueror...do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

stranger said...

u know, it would be great to have you stop by at my blog...you know me, remember?

Vera Ezimora said...

Overwhelmed, are you okay, sweetie?

Angela said...

I am feeling everyword of what you have just typed! Almost as if you know what i am battling now...but i too shall rise! It is well.....

LondonBuki said...

Yeah, are you ok ONB?

Nilla said...

Welcome back Missy!!

Hope you're doing ok?

Take care of you.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

First thing I thought of when I saw the title was "And Still I rise' by Yolanda Adams...then I thought of the poem by Maya Angelou.... check them out

Next Door Stranger said...

you dont stop amazing. you are good. you give me a reason to improve the way i express myself through writting.

Kafo said...

wow
i'm still stuck on the sentence
Those who have no anger at injustice are weak

The Mistress said...

AGREED.

Anger is GREAT. But I think it should be let go of...otherwise it affects your health. For me, anger soon turns to indifference...I get mad at people an dthen my anger disappers and I stop giving a fuck about them all together.

It's terrific.

angie said...

OWNB, tryin not to echo vera and buki, but is everytin ok???

nosa101 said...

So who pissed you off now?

Omosewa said...

Deep!

Gridl0ck said...

When I read your posts, I feel assured that I am not alone, that I am not that odd afterall.
Keep keeping it real, babe.

Yeah, we rise.

Anonymous said...

Anger is one of the emotions that we as human beings experience. It is not a bad emotion but it si how we let it affect us that matters. When hurt by a loved one, he get hurt and angry because we expert more from them. But then again they are only human. Holding on to this anger can consume you inside and fill you with worse stuff than you began. And because of that l say let it go and then and only then will you arise. Take care of yourself

Noni Moss said...

Right - so I take it you finally ended things with the friend you've been having problems with?

Well whichever way, good for you.

UnNaked Soul said...

my love is your love...
brush your shoulders stylishly and tell 'em "BE GONE!"

Omohemi Benson said...

You will rise,because you my dear are like the Phoenix, the fabulous bird that periodically regenerates itself,a symbol of death and resurrection. it burns itself on a pyre of flames, and from the ashes a new phoenix arises.
The phoenix representes the sun, which dies each night and rises again each morning.
My heart and hands are here for you to hold,when you need love and support.

mimi said...

hey babe, missed ya, i've been off blogsville 4 a while, the post is hot,
catchya laer

Diary of a Mad Soulful Sista said...

i hear u babe... i been waiting for this one... Finally!!!It hurts dont it? but it happens and it helps to live through these things because i hate to tell u but... there will be worse times... rise ma girl, rise de fuk up and do like Aliyah done did- dust yasef off and try again.
P.S
remember and cherish the past for what it was and whoever was there; regardless of how different today is; dont forget that.

laspapi said...

Storm,
whatever it might be,

"Shake it off...
Stomp on it...
Rise a little higher"