"Abandon Ship!" They All Say

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taken from my book, "Flavortism"

Submitted: April 06, 2018

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"Abandon Ship!" They All Say

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Years have gone by

Since my homies abandoned me

I beat myself up over it

But it's still this way

Day after day

Year after year

They all just jumped ship

As if my ship was headin' for an iceberg

And as much as I need them

They are just "gone"

Lost in my memories

Buried in my past

They don't want me back

They won't even call my ass

And even if they did

Would it be more than just a 'phone call?

I highly doubt that

I ran them outta' my life

And I owe them all an amends

But I have nothing to say to any of them

We've drifted apart

And I can't hold that against them

But I also can't accept this bullshit of a punishment

From a Higher Power that is supposed to be

__loving and caring

____and greater than me

So much greater

__that I can't override

____His decisions in my life

God has taken my homies from me

And there's nothing I can do about it

I can't kick and scream

__as God is dragging me out

____of all of their lives

So I ache in the living Hellfire

With the pain and suffering

__of disengagement

Secluded in my independence

__with no one to lean on anymore

Where thee only way I can feel O.K. about this

__is to be complacent

"Complacency".....

Hmmmm.....

So far from the new way of life

__that I have been needing

Thee idea that I am supposed to grow

And move on

Shackles me to my inability of my feelings

__of not wanting to

I don't know what the big plan is

But I don't agree with it

This is just the price I have to pay

__for moving away

And I cannot put up with that town

__enough to move back

Even if I had the chance

Because that place has been taken over

By people I don't like

And cannot stand

Fremont will never be the same

Those people that I hate

Are all over that place

Slowly and slowly

Year by year

They have overpopulated the city with themselves

And I just feel sorry

__for the homies of mine

____that I have lost

______that still live in that city

Because it's been infested

And it's all ruined now

And it's only gotten worse

__since I've left town

____and am not around

I can't go back to my hometown

It's just not the same anymore

It hasn't been

__for such a long time

Maybe there's something wrong with me

Maybe in my head, somehow

__I'm seeing that race of people

____the same as the man who got me into trouble

______and am swearing off that man's entire race

________for pushing me too far

__________by judging me wrong

____________and giving me a court case

______________because of what I felt

________________that he made me do to him

Or, maybe I just can't stand that whole race

__because they all wear sandals

____and I hate men who don't wear shoes

But maybe everybody else thinks they're ugly too

And I'm not thee only one

And am not alone

Whatever the case

__that's not even my point

My point is "I lost all my homeboys

And I can't get them back"

It makes me feel like "I done something wrong"

And maybe I have

And why should I be O.K. with that?

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03-31-'18 #2

D. L. Cannon


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