A PICTURE OF ME

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this poem was inspired from a dream i had one night while i was locked up in prison at the lock up unit in Wabash Valley Department of Corrections INDIANA

Submitted: November 19, 2011

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A PICTURE OF ME


IT HANGS IN THE BACK OF MY MIND 
EXPRESSING WHATS LEFT BEHIND,,, 
SADNESS AND LONELINESS 
CAPTURED WITH IN A SOULESS MIND,,, 

IT'S SO CLEAR TO SEE 
BUT SOME HOW IT ALWAYS EVADES ME,,, 
I WANT TO CHANGE A FEW LITTLE THINGS 
BUT WHEN I TRY I ALWAYS WAKE FROM THE DREAM,,, 

I HAVE HEARD IT SO MANY TIMES 
PEOPLE SAYING THAT I AM BLIND,, 
I KNOW THIS ISN'T TRUE 
CAUSE FROM WHERE I STAND I SEE YOU,,, 

YOUR SO CLOSE TO MY SIDE 
YET YOUR NOT PART OF THIS LIFE,,, 
A VISION I GUESS IS RIGHT 
CAUSE YOU ONLY SHOW UP DURING THE NIGHT,,, 

I TELL OTHERS ABOUT YOU 
AND THEY JUST LAUGH AND SOUND CONFUSED,, 
GUESS THEY JUST DON'T BELIEVE 
ATLEAST NOT LIKE ME,,, 

I KNOW YOUR REAL AND THAT'S A FACT 
EVEN THOUGH YOUR IN A PHOTOGRAPH,, 
YOU'RE MY ANGEL I LEAN ON 
EVEN AT THE MOMENT I WANT TO LET GO,,, 

NEVER LETTING ME FALL 
INTO THE VOID OF THE UN-KNOWN,, 
WHEN I FIND THAT I AM LOST 
YOU ALWAYS SHOW UP AND LEAD ME HOME,,, 

I DON'T KNOW THE TRUTH OF MY LIFE 
BUT ONE DAY I KNOW I'LL BE THERE BY YOUR SIDE, 
NOT JUST IN THE PAINTING ON THE WALL 
BUT WALKING ALONG WITH YOU DOWN A HALL,,, 

 

 

 


ONE MADE OF GOLD 
INSTEAD OF THIS COLD GREY WALL,, 
IT'S PLAIN TO SEE FROM THE INSIDE 
THAT YOU'RE THE ONE WHO WIPES THE TEARS AWAY,,, 

WHEN EVER I REALIZE 
THAT I'M FOREVER BRANDED TO THIS LIFE,,, 
YOU LEAD ME AWAY TO A BETTER PLACE 
EVEN THOUGH IT'S A DREAM OF BETTER DAYS,,, 


YOU ALWAYS HELP ME UNDERSTAND 
THAT I AM IN CONTROL OVER EVERYTHING,, 
I HOLD THE BRUSH IN MY HAND 
THAT PAINTS THE PICTURE ON THE STAND,,,, 

IT'S UP TO ME WHATS INSIDE 
AND HOW I PAINT MY OWN LIFE,, 
IT CAN BE OF FREEDOM I KNOW 
OR I CAN CREATE SOME THING THAT LEAVES ME COLD,,,, 


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