This Years Most Inspiring Poem. Prepare To Smile.

My life's mission is to show the world that people matter.

That we each have intrinsic value. A

soul and a smile and a right to a successful life.

The poet below speaks to the world with the same mission. He points to those who've struggled and to those who have won. A community of humans who have experienced the realness of our world. To the broken. To the healing. He confidently tells them to do one thing… shake the dust. Wow…

How did this poem make you feel? What did it make you think of?

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29 Responses

  1. It touched my heart and made me gasp, his words made me want praise God and run outside even though I’m wheelchair bound. Thank you for these inspiring words xx

      1. This poem reached out to this mother, wife, daughter sister,family therapist, friend, neighbor, activist for those who cannot speak for themselves and inspired me to get out of bed because of mental, physical, emotional, spiritual exhaustion and gave me permission to just,”Shake the Dust!” Thank you for reminding me why I get up and aim to be the best i can in this sometimes difficult world but not missing out on the beauty of this world which one can find anywhere. And today it arrived in the form of a poem.
        God is Good!!!

        1. I agree with Lee. I think the poet purposely described all different kinds of people to make the point that this poem is for everyone. Every single one of us, and how we all must keep on pushin, living and embacing life. Shaking the dust no matter what. This poem spoke volumes. Finally, it reminded me that god is most high and so wonderful for creating and loving all of us no matter who or where we are in life.

  2. It brought tears to my eyes- though they never fell-because my head was too distracted by the warmth my soul could percieve and the ‘Hallelujah’ my heart was singing. Achingly beautiful! Have a lovely day, as I will because of how this poem made me feel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I can’t find the words to describe how this made me feel…..one of my favorite lines….for the two-year-olds who speak half English and half God. I can only hope that we all learn to speak this same language and to love ourselves and all that we are ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Absolutely. There is such a disconnect and we can only change it by each doing our part!

  4. Wow. Loved it. So many truths expressed beautifully. I’ll do my best to shake the dust.

  5. I’ve always loved this! I was at the Philly show of this tour, he’s wonderful.

  6. Hmmmm, not quite sure. A little confused at some of the lyrics, uplifted by some, amused by some,
    perplexed by some. But, all in all, feel rejuvenated!

  7. simply stunning, ordinary great…
    just magnificent
    thanks… You turned my gray day into a smile time…

  8. I first heard this during a SAPA competition and I loved it. Still love it, it speaks to everyone, never excluding a single person.

  9. This speaks to my soul and, hopefully, to all souls the world over who’ve ever felt their lives didn’t matter in this world. Beautiful.

  10. thank you, I almost cried. I felt many many emotions thru my body in these 4 minutes! I infinity thank you for sharing this.

  11. made his point in the first few lines, and lost me at “celebit pedofile” ๐Ÿ™ sorry, guess I’m not into that type of poetry.

  12. I felt he was saying that we are all connected and that we are reticent to live the life we were given.

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