A Rising Star

We see a star that shines with the brilliance of a Jamaican son on the rise
Yet, we can’t see pass the personal biases and hate that cover our eyes

We are quick to judge without knowing his story or his own experiences
Looking beyond his talent and surfing through the perception of images

He’s one of us who chose to rise above the ground, trodden by uncaring feet
And we use hurtful words to tear him down while others listen and repeat

His talent brought him to us yet it’s his image that we use to deny his relevance
And some point fingers without looking in the mirror at their own reflections

His voice remains unwavering, both in talent and in the pursuit of his dream
Yet so many have nothing of value to add but have chosen, only, to be mean


This is his place and he holds the right to be anywhere his desire takes him
And we must, first, correct our own flaws before we start giving him lessons

A rising star was never meant to be overshadowed by a sky of darkness
But allowed to rise, teaching us that there’s always a place that suits us best

So let’s lend our support to history where he rises to unimaginable heights
As our rising star drowns the darkness with the brilliance of his light

@ Lyle PurpleHeart
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Oakley Lyle

Oakley Lyle is an author and poet - Visit his Facebook Page HERE