Comment by HASSAN RAHEEM replying the Blog By Harold Bell.
A CALL TO ALL REAL MEN IN AMERICA: Inside the Mind of Harold Bell flow words of wisdom and truth. Every real man should take a stand from Grand Pa down to the youth.
The Great Hosea Williams said it in a regulated ritual..."UN BOUGHT & UNBOSSED!"
I am thankful for those who have need to BUY & BOSS... Without their presence, I could not know and would not know my strengths and my weaknesses. To you all I WILL FOREVER BE GREATFUL. I finally got it!
To whom it may concern:
As of Friday, August 5, 2008, Hassan Artiste Raheem has freed himself from any physical,
spiritual or mental bondage. And as testiment to new found 'FREEING OF MY MIND, I would like to offer this little poem called "IF" by Rudiard Kippling.... to answer the QUESTION: WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!
-- Rudyard Kipling
Most men have not been challenged this way to know what they would do but I have. I for one 65 years young Black Man can Truthfully say.... "I AM A REAL MAN and I AM A FREE MAN!" ... are you... CAN YOU CHECK YES IN EVERY CATEGORY OF THIS POEM? OR HAVE YOU EVEN GONE THROUGH THE FIRE YET? Let's keep this forum going and WOMEN are free to join in as well. We want to know... WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
Thank you Harold Bell.