Treasure Island

Russell Nero

(May 25th,1995)


The blank pages always tells a story even one waiting to be written
and prying eyes can't seem to recognize the presence yet still stares are met
no smile to accompany it, only acknowledgement
Their presence invokes a strong interest to know what thoughts cross through their minds
to know what lies behind those candy smiles
The blank pages always tells a story even one about a boy growing into a man
a fog circling his future, a microscope placed upon his present
a pencil in his hand, his own version of a magic wand
constructing his greatest wishes through fiction
but cancer enters in as fear
for he can suddenly feel the deterioration of the bones in his left arm
yet he must pull through without complaint, such is the way of the poet
The blank page always tells a story even about a baby girl born into a world of love
without any knowledge of it
a tumor prevents her to speak, to eat; her actions are slow and violent
but her patient parents still give her all the love in the world
The blank page always tells a story even about a single father of twins
his job is minimum wage; he is about to be evicted out of his apartment
he hates every bit of his life
still he lifts up his head, put on his shoes
kisses his kids goodbye as he drops them off at their grandmothers
so he can build a life better for them
The blank page always tells a story
but it can never tell when the story is ending...

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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