Faults of Others

17 Feb




By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


What am I but a man?

Not trusted


Forever lonely

The faults of my fellow man haunting my mind state

Ruining my chance to enjoy all of life’s fulfillments

The sad story continues to be woven in the tapestry of our existence

Not the man that does you wrong

I’m the one who revitalizes your soul

Not the fellow who hides behind many mask

But whose true face shines through to your heart

My heart is heavy

Bearing the burden of others faults

Instead of just my own

Sifting through the rhetoric trying to find the golden stone of truth

But it’s not found by me

I am the different brotha

Sought for counsel

But not for love

The friend

Not the lover

The scrub gets the beauty of her

I must rebuild her from the broken pieces

Lord how I long to be an exclusive type of love

Free of the shifty nature of fallen love

Totally committed

Never drifting away

The strong bonds of man and woman is what I seek

But instead I travel the lonely road

My salvation put on hold 


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4 responses to “Faults of Others

  1. LL&L

    February 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I have to say i know this man. The man that comes after a broken heart. Trying to prove his honesty thought he has never lied. He takes the blows he does not deserve because he loves her. Nobody understands why he stays, not even himself.

    That poem comes form a real place and I’ll apologize to all the good men that have been called dogs and liars. Nobodies perfect including in relationships, but two wrongs don’t make a right it just makes a lot of hurts.

  2. Nortoria

    February 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    This is my first time actually reading comments from your poem and I would have to agree fully with LL&l. There are so many good men out there, but they are hard to find because they are off trying to handle business and mend broken hearts. True happiness with a companion is hard to find, but if you trust and believe that there is someone out there that is meant for you; I’m sure you will find her. Don’t give up on love, for God is love! Take care my friend!

  3. Shannon

    February 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I know a person just like this. Except this person is a woman not a man. I know what it feels like to have your heart broken more then once. Always feeling like you are alone in a big world just trying to find your place. I really like your poem. Please check my site out sometime.

  4. patty sordiff

    February 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

    hi, i love your poems, but i was wondering if you would let me put some onto myspace? what do you think of that? please let me know ok?i would also like to know if i could use some pics too, there so beautiful, like the broken heart one with the poem, i really really like that you usually let people copy your poems and pics? if not, thats no problem, i will understand ok? if you let me use them, what do i do? do i put your name on them? thank you


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