Men Like You

Updated on October 29, 2019
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Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...

Men Like You

My Brother it is Men like you who keep our people with determination and dignity…

Men like you who you who put in long, tiring hours, day in and day out, who seek no fame but only want to see real change…

They are Afraid of You…

You who speak your mind and knows the difference between Right and Wrong…

You who will not compromise your beliefs or betray the people…

When they see you, they recoil in fear that you who worship Malcolm in public, will reach out and touch someone who has not been lulled to sleep by their deceit…

They are Afraid of You, because traces of ancestral greatness flows out of you and that scares some folks…

Your Presence makes them ill at ease and they are pleased when you leave…

They are Afraid of the Power of Your Words, the Depths of your Wisdom and your abilities to see right through all their tricks and deceptions…

Your Love for the people makes them uncomfortable and intimidates them to the point, where they will try to make you appear as the enemy to some of your Own People…

Make you appear racist and self-serving because you show more love to the people and no love to them…

They are afraid, so afraid, for in you there are keys to set the mind free…

In you there is Hope, for future generations to awaken from pre-set conditions that have been hindering their growth…

Keep on Flame Throwing your thoughts and ideas, for you are One of Our Unsung Hero’s…

Many look up to you…

Many are Afraid of the Words that come out of you…

Many see the Shadow of Greatness all around you…

The Ancestors Walk with you, Mercy and Grace Walks with you, and The Spirit of Warriors can be felt in your every step…

Men Like you are needed in places where wrong has gotten strong, where people need a voice and someone to represent strength and a plan that includes everybody’s growth and everybody’s hope.

© 2019 Malik S Canty


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    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      9 months ago from Washington Court House

      A wonderful job on this one.

      It is rare to find men who stand up for their values. It is a great virtue to have and others probably do fear them.

      Great write.

    • Poetic Word Bird profile imageAUTHOR

      Malik S Canty 

      9 months ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Thank you for your comment...

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 months ago from Texas

      We need more inspiration and encouragement like you express this poem in this world.


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