shayarisms4lovers June18 54 - Platforms

Platforms

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By JK

Platforms and I’m not talking about the shoes,
I’m writing about the people speaking who don’t have a clue

Platforms that were built on my L4 and L5,
giving me chronic back pain from all the verbal jive

Let’s expand on this privilege, the subject at hand,
this platform of yours where you make your grandstand

So absorbed in your spot that you place others in the dark,
never even a thought to appreciate their written art

What is an effort if not the effort to simply write,
judgmental of creativity where comes your insight

In the sixteen-hundreds, the rave was the selling of slaves,
all carried out on high from the platforms that was raised

A jumble of words is all that we saw,
yet 3/5ths of a man was written constitutional law

Words are intentions behind inventions
so next time you’re on that platform…

before I was
and after I am……

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shayarisms4lovers June18 214 - Anything for you, Love

Anything for you, Love

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Excerpt: With his favourite juice on his side, and his most preferred breakfast on the table, he smiled and said, “Babe you are the best, you made my weekend.”

The idea of marriage always fascinated Shirley – a fun loving, independent, strong headed person. The post marriage life, the avatar she’d take, the places she’d go with her man, the things they’d do together, all the things she saw, felt and believed would happen after marriage, always got her excited in her head. “I just can’t believe”, she murmured and opened her eyes to mute the alarm, it was 6:30 in the morning and for the first time a careless rebel woke up at once. Her alarm had a new entry now, “6:30” which it had not seen ever since she left school.

Waking up as a married woman now, she thought to herself, “did anything change” Well nothing except for the fact that you are married now – spoke her content inner self. Beside her lay, her man, her husband, the man she loved dearly. Overwhelmed she thought., this is what she wanted, she is living it now. The morning felt the same, but the surroundings were different, she was getting ready but someone was still asleep, as she moved to step out of a different room now, she whispered to herself, “did anything change” and left with a confused smile.

Sitting on the favourite corner of her house, sipping tea, she looked through her balcony and wondered, “did anything change”, the roads still seem the same, the hustle of the city was indeed the same, moreover, she looked the same. It has been two months now and nothing had changed she thought, with a sudden realisation of not doing the pending laundry in the machine and left at once to complete the task. He will not complain, but she would not like him to wear the same socks the next day.

It was 9:30 in the night, having dinner together, he shifted his focus from his phone for a minute noticing her continuously murmur something, he smiled and said, the food is really nice, you cook really well. “Anything for you, love” she replied. Struggling to type, to reply to something on his phone, looking at him, she too picked up her phone to reply to a message from one her new family members, an introvert wondering “did

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shayarisms4lovers may18 19 - 11 Elon Musk Quotes That Will Make You Reconsider What Is Possible

11 Elon Musk Quotes That Will Make You Reconsider What Is Possible

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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.

I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.

Life is too short for long-term grudges.

I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.

People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.

I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 277 - How to Make America Great Again in 10 Steps

How to Make America Great Again in 10 Steps

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By AC

After “How to Make a Cardboard Box Disappear in 10 Steps” by Clint Smith

  1. Build walls to emphasize borders.
  2. Send out hateful messages and sign harmful executive orders.
  3. Create division and racial tension within a nation.
  4. Split up families and kick out Dreamers with no valid justification.
  5. Treat women like objects or second class citizens. (It’s not like they carry life within them and have the gift to give life or anything anyway.)
  6. Create diplomatic confusion internally, while stirring up economic chaos nationally.
  7. Open the eyes of The People so we can all see that there is something very wrong with us all.
  8. Unite all races and genders against you and your ways.
  9. Realize that it’s not you that makes this country great, it’s the diverse people within it and the daily sacrifices they are willing to endure to keep the American Dream alive.
  10. Move aside. Let anyone else attempt to fix the mess you’ve made.
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shayarisms4lovers June18 261 - 21 Quotes That Will Give You Courage When You Need It Most

21 Quotes That Will Give You Courage When You Need It Most

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Courage isn’t always easy to come by.

The entertainment industry is increasingly breeding these exalted heroines who seemingly effortlessly battle their way through every challenge without even batting an eyelash or smudging their mascara.

Whether it’s sword-swinging Alice, bow-bearing Katniss or bat-swinging Harley Quinn, many female protagonists are portrayed as these indestructible women overflowing with so much courage that they probably eat adversity for breakfast, crap bravery, and don’t need quotes about courage to get them moving.

What happened to their human flaws? Why are they portrayed as perfect? I call bull.


The fact is that finding courage in the face of adversity is sometimes really hard to come by. And that’s for anyone — men and women alike. This perfect woman who NEVER fears is just plain unrealistic.

REAL people are dynamic. REAL people have fear. REAL people get scared, hold themselves back and second-guess themselves. In reality, courage is hard! It’s not called a HARDship for nothing.

That’s the beauty of life! When times get tough, the tough get going. It isn’t always pretty or perfect. But putting your best foot forward and still going for it is what makes a strong woman strong.

You don’t have to be put together 24/7. That would be quite boring. How else would you learn how strong and resilient you are if you didn’t make mistakes along the way?


There’s always going to be a time when bravery seems like it just isn’t an option, so it’s in these times that you need a boost the most. And what better way to do that than with quotes about courage?

You can be your own shot of energy to make a change. All you have to do is give a damn. The rest will fall into place. 

YOU are a superhero. YOU are strong, independent, sexy and fierce all rolled into one. And what makes you that way is your resilience. Not being the perfect wife, girlfriend, worker. Having the courage and tenacity to keep going even after everything falls apart.

Life doesn’t stop for anyone or anything. You gotta keep trucking even in times where you would much rather curl up under your blankets. When life throws you a punch, punch back harder. Do it with all you have.

Use this as a reminder that this is NOT the end of the world. So here are some quotes about courage that …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 57 - 25 Abraham Lincoln Quotes to Make You Want to Be a Better Person

25 Abraham Lincoln Quotes to Make You Want to Be a Better Person

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One of America’s greatest politicians, most respected and beloved personalities, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

Lincoln’s story is a remarkable one. Born into a humble family with illiterate parents, he got from being a shopkeeper to holding the highest office. While being president, Lincoln led his people through the Civil War, the costliest war in the history of the U.S., and made major decisions on the Union war strategy. He fought for equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Those hard and bloody times led to the abolition of slavery and made the economy flourish.

Switching to merrier times, Abraham Lincoln was also the one to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. That big turkey wouldn’t have had the same appeal without Thanksgiving, would it?

From a great man of significant accomplishments, a big heart with a bigger voice, here are 25 Abraham Lincoln quotes to make you cherish honor and become a better person.

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.

Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

I will prepare and someday my chance will come.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 68 - 22 Frederick Douglass Quotes to Make You Fight to Stop Ignorance From Prevailing

22 Frederick Douglass Quotes to Make You Fight to Stop Ignorance From Prevailing

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Frederick Douglass is widely known as one of the most vocal defenders of human rights in the anti-slavery movement.

Douglass’ ideological opposition to slavery began to take shape after he was taught to read and write. Education was banned for slaves, but in spite of this, his slaveholder Sophia Auld decided to teach him the alphabet when he was around the age of 12. Not long after, her husband forbade her from teaching, but that didn’t stop Douglass who continued to seek learning opportunities wherever they may arise.

Frederick Douglass went on to write several autobiographies — the most famous of which being Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — openly describing his own experiences as a slave. Later on, he went on to become the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

Even after the Civil War was over, Douglass continued his campaign against slavery and has strengthened the idea according to which slaves weren’t able to function as independent American citizens because they were denied the access to education, not because they lacked the intellectual capacity. And he was the living proof of these arguments.

Opposing such a deeply rooted system, rising alone against so many, proves nothing but courage and love for people and freedom. Here are 22 Frederick Douglass quotes to make you want to stop ignorance from prevailing.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 251 - 18 Graduation Quotes to Inspire your Future – Even If You’re Not a Student

18 Graduation Quotes to Inspire your Future – Even If You’re Not a Student

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If you’ve already been there, you’ll remember it fondly, and if you’re close to your graduation day, buckle up because you’re going to ride an emotional roller coaster.

Graduation day is a day filled with mixed feelings. You’re gonna be happy because you’ve finally made it; no more classes, no more teachers telling you what to do and no more exams. Maybe you’ll move from your parents’ house and that makes things even better (or so you think).

But you’re also going to get a bit anxious and start realizing that you’re going to miss your school days. Suddenly all those questions pop up – ‘Where do I go from here?’; ‘Will I be able to make it on my own?’; ‘Will I be as successful as I’ve always dreamed?’; ‘Do I even have a speech for all this?’.

Enjoy the day as much as you can because graduation will be one of the best moments in your life. It’s time for a new start and you’re in charge to make it a great one. It’s time for you to shine!

Here are 18 graduation quotes to encourage you and inspire your future.

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As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.

— Michael Dell

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We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.

— Carol Burnett

Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.

— Nora Ephron

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

– Plato

Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.

— Frederick W. Robertson

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That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner’s permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don’t have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person.

— Jimmy Iovine

Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.

— Kerry Washington

Graduation speeches force you to reflect. They are about consciousness. Nothing is better than consciousness.

— Bruce Eric Kaplan

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!

— Louisa May Alcott

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people …

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 09 - 21 Bob Dylan Quotes to Help You Mold Your Own Way of Thinking

21 Bob Dylan Quotes to Help You Mold Your Own Way of Thinking

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Bob Dylan is one of the most influential and complex artists of our times. He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, author and painter. His work dates back more than five decades and is mostly known for exploring social and political issues.

Dylan became the “voice of a generation” and sold over 100 million records, becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time.

His humble beginnings date back to performing folk and country songs at local cafés while he was still a student. That’s when he took the name ‘Bob Dillon’, which was inspired by the main character from a very popular Western TV series back then – Gunsmoke. Although many thought the pseudonym was inspired by the poet Dylan Thomas, Bob later said that it had nothing to do with it and that he actually dislikes the author.

In the early 2000s, Dylan decided to take a break from music to have enough time to write down his life story, publishing the first volume of Chronicles in 2004.

Bob Dylan is the winner of Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards and also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Later, in 2016, he was the first artist primarily seen as a musician to receive the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature.

Here are 21 Bob Dylan quotes to help you mold your own way of thinking, without taking prior rules into consideration.

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.

Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.

The future for me is already a thing of the past –
You were my first love and you will be my last.

All I can be is me – whoever that is.

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.

I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

Gonna change my way of thinking, make myself a different set of

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shayarisms4lovers June18 184 - Speak Child Speak

Speak Child Speak

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By MS

For my daughter

Speak, child, speak,
hold not your tongue because the question that you ask,
the answer that it brings may be the solution that saves us all

Speak, child, speak
Because ignorance is not bliss,
it is apathy to the mind.
It is the residue of stagnant thoughts that destroys itself fully
with the passions of time
& stagnation is death to young & old minds.

Speak, child, speak,
your voice may be the one that touches the world & shapes reality
into a paradise that women, men, & children may grow & peacefully live in.

Speak, child, speak,
Because my voice is old & un-remembered.
It is the weeping in the bowels of coffin ships & it is the creak of rope & wind
& silent kingdoms swaying in a sultry southern breeze,
it is the shackles of falsehoods binding me to inferior thoughts of mental slavery,
It is the sound of a fast life lived & lost in court rooms
silently weeping in cells trying to escape my self-created hell.

Speak, child, speak,
Because you are the Grace of God & the Dreams of a Nation.

SPEAK, CHILD, SPEAK…

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 141 - WOKE

WOKE

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By HF

What is WOKE in this day and age
Is it simply activism only from a social media page?
Is it an afro and a pick?
An Olympic stage raised clinched fist
Consciously eating organic kale salad
While digesting an Erykah Badu ballad
Is it Nat Turner’s unspoken rage?
An Angela Davis gaze
Is it a national anthem knee?
What is WOKE in the 21st Century?

What does it mean to be WOKE?
Is it the audacity to have hope?
The subtle militancy of Malcolm X’s ghost
Political satire at an extreme right wing roast
Pledging allegiance to a black body swinging from a tree
Being WOKE is strange fruit in the 21st Century

Is being WOKE something confined to the tongue,
Or the manacles of the miseducation of the Negro becoming undone?
The souls of black folk arising from a collective slumber
A raisin in the sun transcending the shade of the summer
Is it something we can taste, touch, see, hear, or feel?
Or is it only a vision our united third eye makes real?
What is the price we pay for being sound asleep?
Is it gentrification cultural misappropriation of being WOKE in this 21 Century?…

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 50 - 16 Gabrielle Union Quotes to Make You Become More Self-Aware

16 Gabrielle Union Quotes to Make You Become More Self-Aware

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Gabrielle Union, one of Hollywood’s most compassionate and charming actresses, began her career in the 1990s. Ever since, when she smiles, we do too, that’s how contagious her beautiful smile is.

Union recently made her way into the writers world by publishing We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True, consisting of a collection of essays. Written in deep humor and truthfulness, the stories treat social issues like gender, power, feminism, color and fame. Gabrielle often refers to her own experiences when talking about beauty standards, bullying, living in the suburbs, puberty and the competition between Hollywood women.

She truly put herself out there with this collection of essays, exposing her vulnerabilities, and thus drawing closer anyone who can relate. We all love it when a public figure shows us that they go through similar experiences and they are not immune to the events that the rest of us face.

By being genuine and empathetic, Union reminds us how important it is to share, be brave, laugh, and support one other. Here are 16 Gabrielle Union quotes to help you remove toxic people from your life and become more self-aware.

Don’t save your best for when you think the material calls for it. Always bring your full potential to every take, and be on top of your job, or they will replace you.

If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself

Your world is only as small as you make it.

You have to develop a very thick skin.

We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don’t deserve it. It doesn’t matter if they’re family or if you’ve known them forever. If they’re not good for you, they’ve got to go.

When someone who loves and cares about me compliments me, I feel more glamorous than when the flashbulbs are going off on the red carpet.

If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn’t allow that person to stay in my world.

We all have to let go of the Prince Charming complex and realize he doesn’t necessarily exist in the package we assume he’ll come in.

I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else.

I’m not going to change the world overnight. It’s one person

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25 Pope John Paul II Quotes to Make You Fight for What You Believe In

Pope John Paul II (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was head of the Catholic Church for 27 years (between 1978 and 2005), being the second-longest serving Pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX.

Karol Józef Wojtyła, by his real name, is often referred to as Saint John Paul the Great by many Catholics. He earned this title not just by being a religious figure, but by significantly improving the Catholic Church’s relations with the Orthodox Church, Islam, Judaism and the Anglican Communion. His dream was to create a religious alliance between all denominations.

Pope John Paul II was involved in preventing Catholic sex abuse stating that “there is no place in the priesthood and religious life for those who would harm the young.” He supported the use of artificial contraception, the ordination of women, and also fought against organized crime.

Of course, he was highly criticized by many bishops and traditionalists for being too unconventional and too direct, but he never stopped fighting for what he believed in. So here are 25 Pope John Paul II quotes to make you stand up and fight for what is right.

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The future starts today, not tomorrow.

Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

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A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.

The worst prison would be a closed heart.

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.

Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.

It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.

There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.

Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person’s good.

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Learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to

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