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  JOSHUA REID (march 7th 1993)
 
 
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  5.     

Living after death

If tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see,
if the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things,
we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me
I know you'll miss me too;
but when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
in Heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
for all my life,
I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
so much left yet to do,
it almost seemed impossible,
that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
the thought of all the love we shared
and all the fun we had
If I could relive yesterday,
just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories
would take the place of me.
And then I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne.
He said, “This is eternity,
and all I’ve promised you.”
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
but today will always last,
and since each day’s the same way
there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
so trusting and so true.
Though there were times
you did some things
you knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven
and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand
and share your life with me
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I’m living here, in your heart.
 
joshua reid
   
 

   
   
 

  6.     

Not looking back

Our lifestyles be close captioned
addicted to fatal attractions
No fairy tales for this young black male
Some see me stranded in this land of hell, and jail waiting
until God sends me my mail
Wishing I live my life a legend, immortalized in pictures
Why shed tears? Save your sympathy
My childhood years were spent burying my peers in the cemetary
Here's a message to the newborns, waiting to breathe
If you believe then you can achieve
Just look at me
Against all odds, though life is hard we carry on
Living in the projects, broke with no lights on
To all the seeds that follow me
protect your essence
Born with less, but you still precious
Just smile for me now
Now as I open up my story
with the blaze
And you can picture thoughts slowly
up on phrases I wrote
And I can walk you through the days that I done
I often wish that I could save everyone
but I'm a dreamer
Have you ever seen a nigga who was dry in the rain
overlooking his tomorrows and they finally came?
Look back on childhood memories and I'm still feeling the pain
live too long in my past you will go insane
To many hassles in my local life, surviving the strain
But when I focus on reality I broke and in chains
Had a dream of living wealthy and making it big
And after all my momma's thanking God for blessing ha child
All my momma gots to do now is collect it and smile
 
joshua reid
   
 

   
   
 

  7.     

Seeing the future from the past

Today is filled with anger
fueled with hidden hate
scared of being outcast
afraid of common fate
Today is built on tragedies
which no one wants to face
nightmares to humanities
and morally disgraced
Tonight is filled with rage
violence in the air
children bred with ruthlessness
because no one at home cares
Tonight I lay my head down
but the pressure never stops
knawing at my sanity
content when I am dropped
But tomorrow I see change
a chance to build a new
Built on spirit intent of Heart
and ideals
based on truth
and tomorrow I wake with second wind
and strong because of pride
to know I fought with all my heart to keep my
dream alive
 
joshua reid
   
 

   
   
 

  8.     

Inner feelings

How I feel is hard to explain
too many thoughts always
racing through my brain.
Sometimes I feel mental-
like I'm going insane,
like I have no potential
and I'll always be the same.
I block out reality-
I'm the only one to blame
I only see what I wanna see
As opposed to what I became.
I see myself as plain-
point out all the bad...
too hard to see the good,
trust me, I wish I could!
I do believe we all have a destiny
so in this life whats here for me
 
joshua reid
   
 
 
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