An Angry Poets Cry

03 Aug

angry poet

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

Don’t doom me to live an empty life

So I can live out the rest of my years in strife

Please save me from my horrible past

Can someone hear me out there at last?

I’m tired of these fuck ups skating through

While I struggle along battling through the zoo

Leaderships eroded

Glad I told it

Where’s my reward or recognition?

Somewhere skewered into disfiguration

At night I cry with silent tears

Cause I been neglected for all these years

I was always told to work hard and you’ll get your way

But it seems as if the lazy and good for nothing get all the praise

Is this the way everyone else was raised?

To disrespect, disrupt, and discourage others

I thought we were all supposed to be brothers

And let’s not forget the sisters

Who pass you by without even a hi

But expect respect and to be treated most high

These people I swear get under my skin

But in the morning I replace the skin I’m in

They don’t deserve my honest reply

All they deserve is a damn lie

The world has become so self-centered

And all of your self-respect has surrendered

Seems like I fell down the wrong path sometimes

Like everyone else has the luck of the times

But then I reflect and see the truth

Cause all of those problems are under one roof

Come peek inside and seem my struggle

Then take a look at another’s trouble

That mothers pride hidden inside

But what she’s really thinking is suicide

That fathers stride as he walks to work

His car at home because it’s broke

No money to fix it

No money to nix it

Just a daily existence no one could imagine

But today’s world doesn’t care to imagine

To busy passing the problem to another

Instead of stopping one day to help another


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One response to “An Angry Poets Cry

  1. Jule Guzman

    August 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    This is the best way, perhaps the only way, to fight the “fucks skating through”.

    Good poem.


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