Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 79 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Simply - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

I want to be something special
What in the world, shall I be?
A small turtle popping its head from mud
Long snake whinning through grass
Large swimming fish under the sea water
A tiny flying bird flapping its wings
Or a weasel hooked back ready to fight
Or perhaps my choice
I should be something like me
A figure in aims to be kind
Honest from the heart so others can claim
Even a foreign wanderer passing by
You at night crossed on lone road and see
A chest holder with treasures of virtues
Figure considered generous by others to be
Person thoughtful and considerate definitely
An esteemed figure in all measured degrees
Chant I have should be in a divine trance
Its should be blessings to shout something clever
Ideal of faith to breed hope
I a healer inside the human heart
I need a statements nourishing progress and riches
Abundance in meadows we all can graze
Tables filled with crops reaped
Seasonal treats in overflowing kind fortunes
I need to be a pitched tone
Note amplified in a carried sound
An echo leading nation out of the dark


A bell ringing forth birth of wisdom
I desiring in life certainties
I in my intentions is me fulfilling those dreams
Me becoming the greatest thing I can be
My choice would to play music with hands simply
Chords of liberties upon a harp
Strings will clang its twings
Song with understanding thoughts
While I march among the worlds masses
I need to be a beacon
Light as bright as the sun
I being a guide to led them
Me leaving the shadows behind permanently
Them ressurrected beyond the hunger pain
I and them must be one in reasoning
United we are joined to combat our enemies
A world that starves
A host without regrets
A bloodlust killing machine
My fingers playing notes of freedom rights
They vigorously pluck in a symphony
Throne rivers inside us flowing to enlighten
Righteous justice and liberties served for all

Form: Prose Poem

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

  • Freshman - 750 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,882 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: Saturday, July 18, 2015

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