Rise Up and Be Strong

Not inspired 
to do 
not inspired 
to create
due to
a lack of ability 
to feel, 
must embrace the moment
to later mold it.


But, how?
how do you embrace 
when you feel
like you don’t want to,
like it’s all foreign, 
like the experience from the sideline
is not the same under the paint? 


The hustle is necessary 
to get rebounds and dunks,
someone needs to...
Even though it’s off,
take your shot.
Finding confidence 
to take a step,
rise up and be strong.  

This poem is about: 
My community


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