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John Reed

PO# 112163
United States
United States
Born in Pensacola, Florida now residing in Atlanta, Georgia...about me: God fearing, activist, philosopher, passionate writer, poet, and music lover
November 12, 2019
 

Dear Lettrs Staff....please fix this site and the app...I can't send a private letter, and the app gives constant errors....this is why I stop writing at times...it's frustrating

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November 12, 2019
 

You are the only one that I want to please your smile is my priority
Heaven is what brought us together and God is our authority
So this is why I give praise for you, my blessing that I will never take for granted
The flower that is growing from the soil in my heart with divine hands you have been planted
How do I put into words how your love has blessed my life
I can say without a doubt that I would be blessed to be my wife
To grow old with and share stories from back in the day
Thankful for the opportunity to see your black hairs turn gray
But you will always be amazing to me no matter your age
My book of life would not be the same if you were not on my next page
Every now and the...

MADE WITH LOVE
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November 10, 2019
 

So let's just say you actually read this, the words that were meant for you and only you
Would you be shocked and surprised to know that I love you and only you
Or would this be just another letter with another set of words and phases
That sound nice on paper but nothing that fascinates or amazes
If you read this and know that I am praying for you
If you read this please know that I am asking God to send angels to watch over everything you do
I know if may seem like it is the same thing over and over again
But my words are all I have and my heart wants to see you win
So I hope that you read this and know that I am in love with you
Nothing else really matters because nothing else ring...

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November 10, 2019
 

The greatest to pickup a pen making syllables and parables spin
Writing until I win or until the world end picking up on the sin within
That men won't even admit to this frustration don't even fit you
I'm a bomb but that ain't what a hit do this is a 180 from the genius I normally spit you
So get you a seat as a rhyme with no beat the one you can't defeat poetry's elite
In the middle of the end is where we meet and greet big thoughts in a font that's so petite
The say doctor doctor that boy is off his rocker put they feelings in a hurt locker
And make em the worst on a verse like they name was Silk the Shocker
Animalistic but don't get it twisted the sun of man with a tan and a bunch ...

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October 13, 2019
 

If I could write a book a day about you I would
I would run out of ink attempting to describe you the way that I should
My selves would be overcome with the volumes that I would write
The words would effortlessly flow from my pen both morning and night
Chapter one book one would describe the first time I looked upon your face
How I was nervous to speak to you and how you made my heart race
Chapter two would be about how your heart is made of gold
And how such a miraculous person would be a miracle to have and to hold
Chapter 3 would be about how much you mean to me
A statement of love and how you have managed to set my heart free
A book of love indeed for those who don't believe in...

PASSION OVER PERFECT
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November 15, 2018
 

I wrote a song one time and it had no words
I know it sounds ridiculous but trust me it was the sweetest song you ever heard
I wrote this song with pictures of what meant the most to me
It had a rhythm unheard by ears but so easy for the heart to see
I wrote a song one time and it was music for the eyes
No musical score to be heard but it made the tempo of my heart rise
And my heart skips a beat each time that beautiful song plays
It is often on repeat in my mind and it can go on for days
See, this song that I wrote is made of memories that create melodies
And the melodies are not put into words and yet they mean so much to me
And they bring me so much joy and I don't need a studio ...

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November 27, 2018
 

The blessing is not just having sex with you
The blessing is in being able to sit next to you
There is so much intimacy in kissing you
But I am blessed to connect with your heart so that when you leave I am missing you
The blessing would be to me shout my love for you out loud
But I am truly blessed that you can pick me out from the crowd
There are so many who wish that they could call you in the middle of the night
So many that wish that they could check on you and let you know that everything will be alright
My blessing is you and everything that makes you who you are
Your heart is intertwined with mine so please don't go too far
The blessing is knowing that you will read these words and kn...

THE BEST IS YET TO COME
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November 17, 2018
 

Time has no meaning when I am with you
It could be half past three or a quarter till two
The clock on the wall means nothing at all
Your love is the Summer love in which I want to Fall
Let me kiss you until the sun appears again
Let us ignore these restraints set by men
If you give me the forever in your eyes I will give you the eternal love of my heart
And our love will test the limits of time infinitely with no end and no start
Let the stars fade away before our love your smile can replace their shine
The stars belong to the heavens but I am blessed that your love is mine
Minutes and seconds lose their meaning day and night have their place
Loving you becomes my priority and love is nei...

STAN LEE
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November 16, 2018
 

If you have never seen a miracle may I suggest that you look in a mirror
Take a breath and maybe the definition of a miracle will be clearer
Take a second breath and realize that the miracle is you
Then take amirror with you in case someone else is doubting the existence of miracles too

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STAN LEE
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November 15, 2018
 

Did the sun shine a little brighter today?
Is the wind only blowing cool breezes my way?
Seems like that and the reason why I would say
It's because I got a smile from you

Are the trees showing just a bit more green?
Are there more birds in the air than I have ever seen?
Seems like today the air is much more clean
And it's because I got a smile from you

Did I see a flower grow right before my eyes?
Are there fewer mosquitoes picking on me and more butterflies?
Seems like I woke up today to the brightest sunrise
And it's because I got a smile from you

Tell me how you manage to change my outlook with just one look
Tell me and I would gladly write it down for the world in a bo...

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November 14, 2018
 

Where we once were is gone and where we are going is hard to see
Wherever it is that you go I hope that you have plans to take me
I can't think of a place in this world that is better without you
Even the places that I have revisited seem to have become new
Your playful smile makes my heart sing and your laughter melts my heart
You taught me not to count my endings but to always look at the fresh start
Forever grateful for your presence and I will never take you for granted
The garden in my heart has become so beautiful since your flower has been planted
Stars that I have never seen before and clouds that seem to form as flowers
Time flies when you are in love mere seconds with you t...

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November 13, 2018
 

How can I explain my tears?
How can I show you my heart?
How can I make sense of my fears?
See, has always been the hardest part
Love can be easy but healing is hard
Who can see my beauty in me, when I am so scarred
I am the one who constantly begs for mercy hoping my prayers are heard
Feeling like my prayers are broken like God is hearing every other word
How can I explain me, it seems as though I fail when I try
Maybe every other word is misspelled because I write with a tear in my eye
Do you see? I want to pray for you in the mist of asking you to pray for me
My dreams remain unclaimed and now all I want to be is free
Would there be anything better? Heart has been heavy for so ...

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April 6, 2018
Snellville, United States

Beautiful as she is her heart hasn't healed
She is the surviving flower in a unkept and forgotten field
More rose than lilac she has seen more than her share of red
More wind than fire she is felt more than she is fed
Felt more than she is fed she has the ability to fan a flame
She is the wind of change in a world that would dare disrepect her name
Change is what she does but don't think that she is trying to hide
Her light will forever shine even if she doesn't have the world on her side
Bow when you even think about her grace her face has inspired the stars that lead the shepards to the messiah
Speak gently when you talk about her because her legend is enough to set the darkest forrest...

ABBEY ROAD
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February 25, 2018
Snellville, United States

If you don't see me in you then I have done an inadequate job of understanding you

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POETRY BOOKS
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February 25, 2018
Snellville, United States

I wish that you cared
I wish that wishing was enough
I wish that you weren't scared
I wish that you didn't think it was enough to pretend that you were tough
I wish that you understood
I wish that pride wasn't your fuel
I wish that you looked at me and saw good
I wish that you didn’t find the need to be so cruel
I wish that you would wish with me and share my dreams
I wish that what happened to you have never taken place
I wish that you understood that life is not as miserable as it seems
I wish you saw the the love in me when you look at my face
I wish that my heart could have been more clear
. Clear enough for your ear to hear
I wish.. You have no idea how much I wish... Life without you wi...

STRONG
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February 25, 2018
Snellville, United States

You have the right to remain silent
And pretend that you haven't noticed the fact that America has the need to remain violent
My words often used against me, but my words are often all I've got
In a society that would rather shoot me than to give me a shot
You have the right to remain silent and you have the right to not care
I have the right to point out America's original sin while you point out that in the Garden of Eden you weren't there
And that history is history and the past is the past
Meanwhile you want me to understand that your racist heritage has the right to last
You have the right to remain silent but please know that your silence is very loud
When your silence violates the humb...

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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February 15, 2018
 

What does it mean when she is all I desire
What does it mean when she cools my mind but sets my heart on fire
I'm asking because honestly I have never been in this space
Where a person can positively affect me all I do is picture their face
Or when I hear their voice
My heart is forced to love her even though I was told that love was a choice
What does it mean when all I want is her
Her touch, her smile, her ability to keep me in focus while the whole world is a blur
My mind is asking these questions because my heart has already decided
That she has to be a plus with out a minus so we should never be divided
And I can only tell you so much because she is a sight to be seen
I don't even have a...

A SOCCER FAN
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February 12, 2018
 

I have gotten older gotten bolder I'm not as shy any more
But life has gotten colder and often there is no shoulder to keep my tears off of the floor
Yes.. I cry.. Maybe even more than I laugh
When I think about all the wonderful people that God has put in my path
My daddy died and there was so much I didn't get to say
He wasn't himself those last few years but I had no idea when it would be his last day
It was on that last day that we sat in silence as if we were wrapping up a lifetime of pain
The next day he was gone and my tears fell like the rain
No shoulder to cry on so my tears were absorbed into the ground
Looked upon like I'm more rock than human I'm not as strong as I sound
That's wh...

NEON WILDERNESS
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July 13, 2017
 

There is something about her smile
Something that say, "Don't go please stay awhile"
Something that connects to my heart and makes it beat a little faster
Something that makes me want to write vows and stand in front of pastor
Let me be clear, she is a work of art that God set apart from the rest
She is the one that knows me best and the one that I give my all and nothing less
But I can show you better than I can tell you there are not enough words to write
Her smile is so amazing I have a hard time knowing whether it is day or night
There is something about her smile and I can't quite figure out what it could be
If you could see what I see you would understand why she brings these ...

THE SWEETEST
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July 11, 2017
Snellville, United States

Where do you want to go what do you want to be
The only thing I want to be is free
The only place I want to go is where I don't have to worry no mo'
Where peace is in the air, where love is required and time moves slow
It's what I want to wake up to; can you imagine if you opened your eyes
And life wasn't filled with tribulations, but instead peace was your prize
Imagine if you could go and come and not worry about death
What if you could be protected and served with having to beg for your breath
What if suddenly your judge and jury was in the court and not on the street
All of a sudden you are given a fair chance by everyone that you meet
How much lighter would your heart be, how m...

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September 27, 2014
 

Could she be true?
Could she be the answer?
I think she is the one.
What should I do?

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September 24, 2014
 

For the People on lettrs challenge I nominate the following

Angela Mays PO 112368
Amey             PO 94355
Melanie         PO 117342
Raajey           PO 110648
Rachel           PO 125410

Have fun

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September 23, 2014
 

Sometimes I hate that I never learned how to play the drum
Never learned the piano, and a guitar never learned to strum
Never learned to sing my voice wasn't all that good
I couldn't even be the guy in the band that tapped the block of wood
I never really danced, and I never really sang
I never figured out the notes of my doorbell when it rang

I always wanted to be a rock star and stand on a stage
And give the performance that would make the front page
I always wanted to make the music that the world sings
I always wanted to make the music you download for your phone to ring

Yet, I never got the chance, all I ever had was pen and pad
A voice for the voiceless is what I ended up...

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September 23, 2014
 

What became of their love?  They separated physically, but the love that they shared seemed to be in the same place that it always was. It remained unmoved and weathered by time.  What happened and why? The details seem less and less important as time goes by and the love that seemed to disappear was only cloaked in misunderstandings and miscommunications.

Her smile was never the same.  Like a lamp with a 40 watt bulb in it.  Yes, there is still a light, but that light is not as bright as it was before.  Yes, there is still a light, but you can no longer read by that light.  You can no longer write by that light.  She smiles, but it is only a fraction of the joy that she had before her h...

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September 23, 2014
 

Dear Reader,


In the middle of it all is often where you learn the most.  In the middle of it all is often where your character is developed.  Right now if you are in the middle of it all, you are in a divine place.  You are in a place that will make you a better person.  You are in a place that will forge your character. You are in a place that will make you the person that God wants you to be.  Don’t cry, lift up your voice and praise Jesus for being in the middle of it all.  He is going to get you through and there will be a blessing for your faith.  

You are Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed

John Reed

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September 17, 2014
 

Dear Reader,

Never mistake the yield signs in your life for stop signs.  Often times what when we think there is something in our lives that is trying to stop us from making progress, it is often just God trying to slow us down.  God’s timing is perfect so if promotion does not come when you want it to come, just know that God has something better in your near future.  If the relationship that you are in right now does not work out, just know that God has your perfect mate coming to you in the near future.  Never mistake your yield signs for stop signs. God is in control, and sometimes we just need to slow down and trust His timing.

You are Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed

John Reed

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September 16, 2014
 

Dear Reader,

Out with the old and in with the new.  God is doing a new thing in your life.  Keep praising Him whenever you get the chance.  You are not alone, God is here with you.  Though He may seem far away, His love is here to stay. You are going to be more triumphant this coming year, than you were in the past. Your season is here, and all you have to do is believe.  God has already fought your battles, the only thing that is left is to claim the victory.  This is the first year of the new you.  Be excited, and be encouraged.

You are Beautiful, Loved, and blessed

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September 8, 2014
 

Dear Reader,

Let today be the day that you speak life into someone else.  Sometimes we allow our own situations to keep us from helping someone else.  Don’t allow that to happen today.  Let today be the day that you forgive someone that does not deserve forgiveness.  Sometimes we hold on to things that do not belong in our hands.  God has forgiven you, so today, forgive someone that has done you wrong.  When you speak life and forgive your world will open up and new blessings will abound.  Why not start today?

You are Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed

John Reed

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September 7, 2014
 

Dear Reader,
Never let anyone else write your story. Never allow someone else to speak your experience. Tell your story Dear Reader. Your story will get someone through a difficult moment.  You are someone's blessing
You are Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed
John Reed

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September 4, 2014
 

I'm on my way, and I don't know where
The only thing that I know is that God will meet me there
I'm on my way and even if I leave fame behind
I will be with friends and family so I will be fine
I'm on my way, and you should be happy for me
There is so much that I have written about that I finally get to see
Like life, and love, and all the good things in creation
Joy has come to stay, send worry and despair on a permanent vacation
Freedom when I wake up, no stress to be found
God is in the air that I breathe, Lord keep my feet on solid ground
I'm on my way, won't you come with me there is room for all
We can fly as high as we like and our dreams won't let us fall
Take my hand and ...

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