Treasure Island

Alexander Coppedge

(June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Simply


I want to be special
What shall I be?
A turtle, a snake or maybe a bee
Or perhaps something like me
Even a wanderer you see
Someone warm, thoughtful and generous
Kind from the heart and free
Fine esteemed figure in all degrees
I want to shout something clever
Breed hope into the human heart
A statement nourishing progress and riches
Carrying a sound and its nation out of the dark
I desire to play with hands incredibly simple
A chord of liberty upon a harp
A bell ringing forth birth of wisdom
To clang its tone for understanding of thought
I wish to march among the masses
To guide beyond the hunger that starve
To play notes in a symphony to enlighten
The rivers flowing justice and freedom, for all

Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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Decisions and choices we all have to make. How do I want to appear?
What should I be? The only thing you could be Simply

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