Poem: “Anthony Reads His Own Palm”

“Anthony Reads His Own Palm”

I come from the heart of the streets
where the gorillas can’t be beat
And the untamed animals won’t
be defeated

Disasters happen and the darkness
can’t be treated

Therefore, I lean on my right and play to
the left
Hopin’ I don’t get left

I come from a family of animosity
But it’s hard to see
So there ain’t no need to let the father speak
Weaknesses and cramps
Working up and hard-headed like a concentration camp

I come from a short life so my life can
be cut short
So I gotta stay on track and pray to
The Lord

Comments

  1. Very nice. Well done

  2. I come from a short life so my life can
    be cut short
    So I gotta stay on track and pray to
    The Lord

    -there’s something magnetic in this stanza, makes me read it again n again!

  3. The interpretation of the palm gives an interesting feel while this is being read…Nice!

  4. A wonderful poem…keep up the good work:)

  5. powerful words..

  6. hard hitting words powerfully written..nice work!

  7. lvoely poem there 🙂

    here from Jingle’s Rally
    you can check my poem at
    http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/thursday-poets-rally-footboard-traveller/

  8. Nice. Have you thought of setting this to music?

  9. great job. Like the way you express so many influences that are very revealing.

  10. strong words of hope about living… nice. Heartspell

  11. nice imagery.. thanks for sharing

  12. I liked the rhythm of this very much – the subject matter is hard hitting and the ending really impacts. Nice work.

  13. you won’t ever go wrong if you stay with the Lord. what an inspiring poem!

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