Cheryl Butler

Rookie - 81 Points (07/26/1970 / queens ny)

[It's All Coming Back ]


Thinking, truly,
Mama knows best,
thoughts twirling,
around, on my inside, nest.

I think, sitting, over by,
The water at Hudson's Bay.

Reminiscing,
how I got here today.
Sitting,
as the past,
goes past,
in, the present day.

'I wasn't gonna be 'nuthin''.
'I was a hood rat! '.
I was too stupid!
most would say!
Most wouldn't,
think,
I would be writing poems today!


Most didn't think,
I would,
be here,
alive and jail free!
My history of, being, a little 'ruffin' you see'.
I love life,
having fun!
But,
discipline.
and hard work won!

I think back to those years,
lots of tears for fears.
I was scared,
when it rained,
but,
in it was
' the joy of pain'.

I look back on those years,
of when I was' weak'.
I look now,
back on those days,
as,
a poetess with strength as I 'speak'.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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Comments about this poem ([It's All Coming Back ] by Cheryl Butler )

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (6/10/2014 3:09:00 PM)

    Love the line, as the past goes past, in the present day.
    A great poem on having overcome a not so perfect past. However, it's important to remember that self forgiveness and self love will always set you free! We all have a past whether it's one to be proud of or not. The key, as you have found, is not letting others keep you down. Nicely inspiring write Cheryl! Kudos to you! (Report) Reply

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