Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 72 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 turtle, a snake, fish, bird or a weasel
Or perhaps something like me
Kind from the heart to others
Even a foreign wanderer
You cross on the road and see
Someone considered by others generous,
Thoughtful and warm most definitely
Fine esteemed figure; in all degrees
Want to shout out something clever
Breed hope into the human heart
Statements nourishing progress and riches
With hopes with abundant kind fortunes
Sound leading nation out of the dark
Desire life to play with hands simply
Chords of liberty upon a harp
Bell ringing forth birth of wisdom
Clang its tone for understanding of thought
Wish to march among the masses
Guide beyond the hunger in world 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

  • Freshman - 640 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 - 1,456 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: Friday, May 1, 2015


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