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How To Rise Above It (Poem)

Updated on December 24, 2015
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Author of (Love Is Our Law) poetry book, songwriter, firefighter, real estate broker, College Instructor. 3 songs released. Yet to marry.


Not likely that hungry dogs

Will pass up eating meat,

But disciplined humans

Control foods they eat,

No need to deal with trash,

You’re made much better than that,

No need to be so rash,

Being calm is where it’s at,

The Battle's Already Won

It's not yours to fight,

Satan’s work is never done,

His wrong versus right,

So Rise above the stuff

With mind over matter,

Giving worry no power

To spread or even scatter,

Attractive and arousing,

Lustful to the eyes,

If love is not apparent,

Ignore it as you rise,

Focus beyond the matter,

Think righteously better,

Your dream is on the platter,

Releasing all the fetter,

So rise, rise above it,

Raise faith to its Creator,

Be free and always love it,

With the Son, the Mediator

Ignore The Flak

Most people do not ignore the flak. Many times, they should consider the source that the flak comes from and walk it off. That's the best way to rise above it (flak).


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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Rising above it! What a wonderful message!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Hello Al, my Chicago friend. This is beautiful. Blessings my friend.

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      4 years ago from Chicago

      You can rise above any situation that is opposed to your progress and success when you're working with good intentions. Thanks ubanchijioke for stopping by today.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      4 years ago from Lagos

      Very inspirational indeed. We have to rise above all setbacks by recognizing the positives. You did justice to this by your motivational lines. Great one!

    • word55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Au Fait. Yes it can and it does apply to much more. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. My world is fine, dandy and well, Thanks :-)

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Well stated and it can apply to more than just food. Hope all is well in your world . . . :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great counsel to lift our thoughts above the circumstances. An important message for people with purpose.

    • word55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting ubanichijioke, that's how to rise above any situation. Glad you love it.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      4 years ago from Lagos

      great work!

      Uplifting "Being calm is where it’s at"

      I love it

    • word55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you patty for your comment. You may be as gifted if you keep writing about things in life and people you love :-)

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      Patty Florence 

      4 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you for writing that lovely poem. I hope one day I can be as gifted.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nice Job word55 :) strong message in a little nutshell about rising

    • word55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Chicago

      Alright Examiner-1, I'm glad you like the poem. You can rise above any situation before it weighs you down. Thanks for sharing it too!

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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      I do not eat meat. That was something else! I thought that it really had meaning and stood on its own. I gave it thumbs up and pinned it.

      Blessings and smiles.


    • word55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you CustmersFirst for stopping by and commenting, I'm glad this poem means greatness to you. Have a blessed day!

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      Herbert Vilbar 

      4 years ago from Cavite, Phillipines

      Wow! It's make me awake that im i a wrong way. Great message.

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      4 years ago from Chicago

      Faith as usual, you see the spirit of Christ in my writing. You are so gifted with Faith in the Lord that you are a blessing to me. Thank you for reading and commenting. Sincerely from the word55 :-)

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Lovely poem to glorify our Lord God and present much truth. I will have to ask God when I see him why He made men to be attracted by sight and women by touch, as it makes it so difficult to deny those natural things God gave us when He created us. However, you as pointed out, when we keep our eyes focused on Christ, we can do all things through Him who strengthens us! Plus, he tells us that He will always make a way for us to escape temptation.

      Voted up and more and away

      Blessings always

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      Herbert Vilbar 

      4 years ago from Cavite, Phillipines


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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A brilliantly written and expressed hub. Such thoughts make think too.

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      4 years ago from Chicago

      Billybuc, thanks for stopping by and commenting buddy. Hope you had a good 4th and may God continue to bless you!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A beautiful message my friend. Blessings to you always.


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