Still Be

In a sea of trouble

when the storm threatens to wash you away

still be

for the waves cannot maintain against your will

still be

and don't rock the boat

still be

to stay afloat

Even if it seems that all hope is lost

black sky surrounding you

as thunder bolts are being tossed

made of words like can't cope

stress or grief

no peace

can't live

won't eat

don't care

no sleep

still be

just chill

meaning be cool

or in other words

still be

until you've decided enough is enough

until you've decided that it's not that rough

until you see the sun shine again

when the clouds break and a new day begins





Copyright © 2011 Daunt'e Loper

Comments 26 comments

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I love this image you chose its so complicated but so bold. Very nice interplay with words good flow and rythm. Thanks for sharing :)Voted up and useful.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you bellawritter23, I liked the Reason,Season Or A Lifetime piece you did.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I really needed to hear this healing work of art Daunte, Thanks for sharing!


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Fossillady, it means alot to me when people enjoy my work:)


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LisaMarie724 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

You're a very deep complex person, I liked this.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks LisaMarie, I'm happy you liked it.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Enjoyed this poem. It flows so easily. Thanks.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you suziecat, for reading and following


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Stan Fletcher 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

This is beautiful man. Great way to start the day. Thank you...


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Excellent just what I need to read today thank you.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks Stan and Susan, that was my intention


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

This is a cool poem Daunte. I really like it, it speaks to me. Thanks!


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Treasure


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Good "picture" of feelings of frustration and fragmentation, with a way to resolve and smooth it out, get it together again - and with a happy ending. Is is autobiographical or simply observational? :-) Both, maybe? Or none of my business? ;->

Good work, it IS!


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Nellieanna, definitely both but more autobiographical.


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Lakshmi Murukesh 5 years ago from Kollam

WOW...!!


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japtaker 5 years ago from United States

This is both beautiful and necessary. Stillness is an art we have lost as a society, and it's a practice that as individuals, we tend to forget far too often, to our own misery (speaking for myself, anyways). Thank you for reminding me. Also, I loved the end. A new day. A new beginning. The troubles of yesterday wiped from our minds by the blessing of sleep. A sunrise. So much to be thankful for :)


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks japtaker


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Daunte,

The poem calls us to calm our spirit that we can not hear a pin drop...Be Still...love this so very much.. Up and Beautiful.

God Bless,

Sunnie


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks Sunnie


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Norma Budden 5 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

Daunte, I really enjoyed the depth you portrayed here. It reminds me a little of a poem I titled Saving Light which I've featured on my poetry site.

The poem flowed smoothly and drew me to edges of alarm and peace, solely dependent upon the phrase I was reading at the time.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks Norma, comments like yours keep me going


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Paxxon Brown 5 years ago from NC

Peace; be still.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Paxxon


CynthiaJean 4 years ago

Daunte, You are Inspiring, real...touching. Walking through the storm right now....but for today, I can, Be Still.

Thank you and so glad your out there!


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Hilarity 4 years ago from Long Beach, California

I agree about the picture you used. It was perfect for your poem. I enjoyed the words as well.

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