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Here’s A Paper I Wrote Last Year On Valentines Day..
February 14th, the day of love rapidly approaches…or is it really a day for love? Do we know why all of our love is stamped, pampered and packaged on this one day? Was February 14th a regular day that a group of woman decided to use to test their spouses romance? This question has always bothered me and I was determined to see who this “Saint” was that put this “loving” pressure in my pockets every year. To find out I had to look a few years back…all the way back to 270 A.D.
Was this saint a man who started the day by leaving flowers on his lover’s doorstep with a trail of chocolate drops to some big surprise? Contrary to what I believed the man who this holiday is named after is not known for his affection of his lovers but rather for couples who believed in their own love; and he died for that love. Saint Valentine was a martyr for marriage.
Back in the third century Emperor Claudius II of Rome placed a ban on marriage. During this time Rome was going through much turmoil and constantly needed new recruits for the military. Claudius II felt that married men were too distracted with their family lives so he decided to make marriages illegal (little did they know of the trouble he was saving them). Saint Valentine saw this as a great injustice and secretly conducted the marriages of many young couples…until Claudius found out.
Once Claudius found out he had Valentine thrown in jail (it is alleged that while in jail he cured one of the guard’s daughter’s of her blindness and a deep companionship grew between the two). Claudius attempted to get Valentine to oblige with the ban on marriage and convert to the Roman Gods, but not only did Valentine refuse, he tried to convert the Emperor to Christianity; which sealed his fate.
Prior to his execution Valentine asked for a pen paper and wrote a letter to his new companion, which was signed with the famous “From Your Valentine”. He was executed February 14th 270 A.D.
Up until the 14th century Saint Valentine was recognized as a martyr that the people praised. During the medieval period people began to associate the date with love and lovers gave each other small gifts and handmade cards. Through time it became recognized more for romance and as time progressed; more for the material items.
So this Valentines Day I’m going to give my love the best gift and tell her about the man who gave his life for people to truly express their love. Hopefully by the end of the day I’m not alone with my loving story.
A Golden Seal In Front Of Your Face
Can Hold The Most Pain
Knowing a Dream is Right There
But Not Being Able To Grab It
Is Something Like A Tease
You See It
You Know It
You Feel It
But You Can’t Grab It
The Dream Of Reaching the Golden Seal
Builds The Biggest Heart
The Dream of Reaching a Dream
Is one of Life’s Beautiful Pain’s
It hurts so much to be stuck
But It Feels so Good To Know
It’s Worth Something
It’s Worth It All
The Path To The Golden Seal
Is a Narrow One
Some Fall Over The Edge
While others stand still
Few Push All The Way
And You can tell By The Smile They Have
When They Break Through That Seal
I’ll See You There
Stay Strong and You’ll See To
Shit now I’m stuck tryna ponder
I like it when my mind wanders
So I take it to the Forest
And I search
Search for My Purpose
Beyond what’s Seen on Earth’s Surface
So I can Find My Self Purpose
See what I am really here for
I know I’m more then fucking whores
So I’m staying up to four working my paws
Running Through The Forest
Like it’s a house chore
But shit even that bores
So I slow it down
Take a seat right in the middle
Look all around
Become one with myself
So I can become one with the ground
I Love Earth
My Purpose is for Earth
My Purpose is for Us
This was my mans.
Back from when we both played peewee football up until the last day I seen him, this was my brother. There are few people that you really hang onto as you grow up, but I’m proud to say I was able to maintain a connection with this young man. Though we did not speak frequently, we spoke often enough for me to appreciate the blessing he was in my life.
Ever since I known Deshawn there was always a laugh in our conversation. Somehow the type of person I was and the type of person he was clicked enough for us to maintain a positive friendship no matter the situation. Whether we were complaining about our moms or talking about the future my brother was able to steer the conversation so that I knew we always had to laugh.
I can always remember Deshawn as my Cool Friend, I remember when he left to North Carolina and came back I was happy as shit. Though he was having his own trouble I thought he would be better suited up here and plus I got my mans back. I kept talking sh*t about how when he came back my mans was gonna shut sh*t down. And he did…everyone loved him
My family was his family and his family was mine, we watched each other grow up and we cared for one another. I can’t promise that I did it everytime but I’m sure 95% of the time the conversation ended with a “Tell moms i said wassup”….There was love, that was my brother
Look into the eyes of truth
You will see a reflection of you
Take a gander into your soul
And see what your all about
Are you the OG Jay’s
or the Perriwinkle and Pink 11′s
See your desire’s
and see how Real it gets
is it on the Surface
or do you need to Dig Deeper
If you need to know which one is right
Then your wrong
Open up and see your insides
Put your Heart in your eyes
and check your Vision
The Truth comes in one form
The truth is always known
no matter the Question
Take it to the next Level
as you stay Closed in
On the night of October 25th 2006 a family’s life was changed forever. John Dobbs was in Florida visiting his 3 children, the last night of his visit is when the incident happened. John and his girlfriend were leaving a club when a verbal confrontation broke out between the two and three other males. Eventually the verbal altercation turned physical when the three males began to attack Dobbs. His girlfriend became involved in the altercation trying to take one of the three men off of him, which is when John pulled a knife (a knife with a legal size blade) and stabbed the three men.
One of the men (William Troy) died due to his wounds and the other two men were treated at a nearby hospital.
No matter how unfortunate the situation maybe the law still remains the law…
Dobbs had right to protect himself and the woman he was with from the simple fact that it was 3 men attacking them. Self-Defense
He was found guilty of Second Degree Murder (With a Weapon), Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon or causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon or causing great bodily harm, aggravated assault with a firearm.
Though no gun was used, one of the witnesses claim that Dobbs pulled a gun on him upon leaving.
Predominately everyone involved in the case was white (besides the victim, William Troy who was half white). Including the jury that convicted him and all of the witnesses. Dobbs has repeatedly appealed to the courts andthe paperwork has either been lost or ignored.
While in prison Dobbs set up a lawsuit against Florida.
Soon after he was stabbed in the neck from behind while watching TV (which they are claiming isn’t an attempted murder)
He asked to be moved to a different region for his protection (word was spreading that someone with the prison officials set up the stabbing). That request was also ignored, and he was placed in protective management (which he specifically said he did not want to be placed in).
Whenever his lawsuit was scheduled to be brought to a judge he would be placed in Confinement and his stay would be extended.
Along with this there are many other faults in the case (along with a missing Pre-Trial)
John Dobbs family cannot afford a lawyer to fight the case so they are using the internet to spread their word.
Look at it yourself
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Whats a dream that remains a dream
or a Subconscious reality
A dream that stays a dream is nothing more then a dim light
it was seen to those around as a bright light
But if you don’t add to that light,
it will dimmer out
If you don’t show those around you why you have that light
that light will go
A dream that remains a dream is a false reality
It becomes nothing more then a taunt
Dreams can not remain a dreams
because they destroy your Reality
So a dream unacted on can actually be your nightmare