Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 10 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Simply - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

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


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Simply by Alexander Coppedge

  • Rookie - 470 Points Ruth Walters (6/13/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    sounds a bit like the Salvation Army's moral code.....and they're a good bunch of people :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Connie Yost (5/19/2013 5:15:00 PM)

    Young heart, continue to aim toward those desires. A fine poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 728 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/1/2013 2:11:00 AM)

    Lovely sentiment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Titi Dale (3/22/2013 4:47:00 PM)

    Nice :) kept me entrapped all the way: D (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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