Justin Tallman

(September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

Me Against The Universe


I have traveled
for more than a millennium
to the center of space

My purpose?
My reason?
It's quite simple
yet
quite absurd

I have traveled far
through space
and time
to fight the dragon
which resides
in the center
of this universe

Oh yes
I am quite mad
Oh yes
this probably is
suicide

Do I care?
Do I fear?
I assure you
I should
BUT
I don't

I will fight
only with my mind
I will speak
only with my soul
I will challenge
only with my body

All who I am
all
who I have existed
as

All
in all
I will not back down
until there is
a victor

My eyes
are set
on this stupid goal
and I
will most likely die

But I ask you

Who else
has fought
the universe
alone?

Submitted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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  • Jahan Zeb (11/30/2012 3:56:00 AM)

    I know it will be in a different style. I know you'd be different. This was a delightful reading. The lines short...sometimes one word made your poem feel sweeter. I liked the rhythm and the freedom of your thought. You will explore more for you are fighting something more than any democracy or kingdom has ever fought.

    Loved it...... (Report) Reply

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