You can try to beat me down with your comments, tear down my name and strip my pride.

No matter how hard you try I won’t flinch to a lie.

Your thoughts may try to decrease me and leave me with tears

cut out my hopes and bring out my fears but-

no matter how hard you try my confidence and strength will be exemplified.

With all of your bull and your unwillingness to recognize your flaws, trying so hard to be fake-kind.

I’ll continue to acknowledge and rectify mine.

You can pay your tithes and give to the poor but unless you acknowledge your faults you’ll continue to sit and never sore-

see my heart and mind won’t let me feel the negative heat because my optimistic spirit can not be shutdown, 

like Maya Angelou I rise… while watching you fall