POEM: Why settle?

I am more than the sum of my parts,
more than this flesh, more than this heart.
I was made to be an unmovable mountain,
A force to be reckoned with,
A key to solve a great mystery,
A being to defy gravity.
So why should I settle?

Why should I be satisfied with a cup that’s half empty?
Why do they attempt to make me see it half full?
Why should I settle for 50% when i’m capable of 100%?
Why should I settle for a wealthy life when I can receive an eternal one? Indeed, why settle?

Why should he settle?
Why should he settle for dropping out of high school
when his abilities are immeasurable?
Why settle for being a deadbeat dad when he can change the world if he’s there for his kids?
Why should he settle for drugs when Yahweh is the “highest high” he will ever need?
Why settle for living like a slave to his body,
when he can be free of sin & addiction?
Why see women as cattle to be conquered
when they should be treated like queens?
Why should he settle for a Philistine woman
if he deserves one from Proverbs 31?
Indeed, Why Settle?

Why should she settle?
Why should she be content with using her body as a market, when it should be a temple?
Why should she want to be the next Beyonce or Rihanna
when she has the blood of Queen Esther flowing through her veins?
Why settle for a man who wants her body
but not commitment?
Why should she be satisfied with the man who
wants to give her kids, but won’t marry her?
Why settle for MTV and BET
when she’s entitled to become Royal-t?
Indeed, Why settle?

And why should you settle,
you who are reading this right now?
Why should you be satisfied with mediocrity
when you are entitled to excellence?
Why settle for the lies on tv,
when the truth is in Yahweh’s word?
Why accept the lie that all you know came by accident
when you are created to be part of a great plan?
Why settle for being beggars and feinds
when you can be kings and queens?
Indeed, why settle?

Stop selling yourself short, for in doing so
in this life, you ruin your chances in the next.
You are limitless, immeasurable and powerful.
Let go of the spiritual,
emotional and physical poverty
that surrounds you
and open your eyes to a world full of possibilities.
Don’t “settle”, He doesn’t want you to.

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  1. mina
    March 31, 2011

    this poem was indeed very inspirational. Keep up the great work!!!

  2. pleasant bree
    March 5, 2011

    oh that was a touching poem indeed, as a poet myself i was moved beyond inspiration!

  3. Emotional
    February 23, 2011

    Very lovely indeed. I pray Yahweh removes all thoughts of settling in our people’s minds today. Especially the YOUTH. Great job Shom. Keep it up.

  4. Wisdom
    February 23, 2011

    Thank you Bro Shom!!!
    Indeed I needed that today, wish you the best.
    Yahweh’s Blessings Always

  5. dominique
    February 23, 2011

    The words fed my spirit

  6. another one!
    February 22, 2011

    great one ‘Shom! Keep them coming.

    • Shom
      February 22, 2011

      Will try my best to, special thanks to DNO.

  7. not settling
    February 22, 2011

    am not settling for mediocrity when I know I can do whats excellent. Great words.

    no one should settle for less….

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

    Actually, who are you not to be? You are children of God.

  8. True Dominican
    February 22, 2011

    words to live by i will not settle cause i have the blood of Queen Esther flowing through my veins?

  9. Anonymous
    February 22, 2011

    inspirational indeed!

  10. Positive Student
    February 22, 2011

    Blessing! Every now and then, I need to be reminded of this. Perfect timing.

  11. Danna
    February 22, 2011

    This poem was very moving, these are words to live by. Thanks. I hope all of the readers of DNO read this!!

  12. V.R
    February 22, 2011

    Needs to be read by our youths.

  13. Roger Burnett
    February 22, 2011

    This challenging poem carries, what I have found to be, life’s most important lesson.

  14. Jaime Lewis
    February 22, 2011

    What a powerful poem. Thanks.

  15. WENDY
    February 22, 2011


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