NPM 2012 #2: Presence

One’s presence is not defined
by their size, gender, or skin color
but by the confidence and bravado
exuding from their skin pores
beaming from their fiery eyes,
emanating from their impenetrable soul.

Presence such as this
it is not born
but earned

it is
tested
tried
mocked
scorned
burned

and after wiping the spit of their non-believers
they shake it off
rise up
and persist.

Persistence in all things that defy you
now that, baby, that gives you
Presence.

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One comment

  1. Sherry J · April 4, 2012

    man, eddy, youre on fire with the poems lately. Im excited!!!! keep them coming , bro!!

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