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Messenger: Matthew Sent: 11/10/2012 2:39:54 AM

The Start

Today I start my life for good;
I am determined now to find
The value of my real manhood;
And not to travel as if blind.
am yet young in age and hope;
I shall so think and do aright,
Things human, and, all in my scope,
To make of life a shining light.

There shall be no mistake in plan,
For time does not permit to lose,
And win again, the race of man;
Hence, now I start, and rightly choose.

I shall not travel wild to find
That I have fallen almost flat,
Then rise to weep and leave behind
That I a coward was for that.

So find yourself in early age,
To know what vou shall be in life;
Then go and write on hist'ry's page
The victories of your daily strife;
For every man is battling you,
To cross the plain, with haste to win-
And hoist the flag in colors blue-
Then show the world where he has been.

Hon Prophet Marcus Garvey
October 31, 1927

Messenger: chica Sent: 11/10/2012 10:50:37 AM

Brother Matthew, thank you for sharing this BEAUTIFUL poem. It speaks volumes!

Messenger: Ark I Sent: 11/10/2012 10:53:38 PM

Marcus has so many Blessed Words. His Teachings are Great.

The whole poem has Blessed Teachings, I wanted to highlight one

So find yourself in early age

This one is so important, especially for I and I, RasTafarI people. I and I have so much to Learn and Grow as RasTafarI, that there is no time to waste. When I and I sight that I and I are RasTafarI, I and I need to put our effort and focus on RasTafarI Trod, and not just live as the days before. Otherwise I and I will not find ourself, it will only be a glimpse of what we are to be, but we will not really know RasTafarI Heights.

Some people who start in the Trod see older RasTafarI people who may drink a little alcohol, or be less strict in some other aspects of I and I Trod. Those thing are not good for any of us, young or old, but at least when a person is older, they have enough of a foundation set to manage those things so they don't become too much of a hinderance to their Trod. But when a person starting in the Trod does those things, they will never set a proper foundation, at least not until they stop those things so that the foundation can be set. Setting that foundation is the substance of finding and knowing yourself.

Messenger: Matthew Sent: 11/11/2012 12:43:58 PM

Yes I Marcus is such a great teacher, this poem resonates on so many levels with I

Today I start my life for good;
This sentence has a double meaning
Today I start my life for God (GOoD)
Today I start my life forIver (good)

Living for RasTafarI is truly living !

Blessed love

Messenger: jessep86 Sent: 11/17/2012 9:13:46 PM

yes ark I keep growing to infinity trodding with the eternal

Mt. ZIon

The spirit is guide, evil habits habits died

One cant be where the other is

Jah is Ova I

freedom cant be where bondage is
like dark cant be wher light is like
satin cant be where JAH IS

Messenger: jessep86 Sent: 11/17/2012 9:22:05 PM

JAH BLESS THOSE JUST FINDING THERE FEET MIND AND SOUL ON THE PATH OF RASTAFARI ALWAYS FOLLOW THE KING INSTRUCTION JAH BLESS ONE LOVE ALLAYS OBEY THE COMMANDS OF THE SPIRIT ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE JAHS SONS AND DAUGHTERS Stay close to I and I Selassie I King and commander and conqueror who is paving the path for you to Zion and life to the full. Liberation, Sanctification, Repatriation, Enlightenment to ALL Who believe in Rastafari The Way The Light and the Truth.

Messenger: Matthew Sent: 11/18/2012 1:06:32 PM

"If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa's glory. When I am dead wrap the mantle of the Red, Black and Green around me, for in the new life I shall rise with God's grace and blessing to lead the millions up the heights of triumph with the colours that you well know. Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God's grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life".

Hon. Pro. Marcus Garvey

Messenger: darius Sent: 10/16/2015 3:14:40 PM

Hi Matthew,
Can you, please, tell me what is the meaning of the last verse? Especially this part:

For every man is battling you,
To cross the plain, with haste to win-
And hoist the flag in colors blue-
Then show the world where he has been.



Messenger: John Israel Sent: 10/25/2015 1:51:03 PM

Blessed Marcus Garvey

Messenger: John Israel Sent: 10/28/2015 3:59:24 PM

Almighty God Marcus Garvey, give thanks
Ras Tafari

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