Alexander Coppedge

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The Thought of I


I mounted up dreams with hope filled desires
Found out I was simply poor
Ventured the trial I had to go
Lonely alleys, darken streets and ghettos
I went to schools of higher learning
To realize, in short, I’m just a fool
Learnt the thoughts of the time
Worked as a laborer: and lived, a common dude
I stood high and tall on shoulders of giants
And stayed tiny lower then grass
Wiped my hands across the blue lit sky
Ran into small holes as a rat
I laughed inside a star gleaming out of the darkness
And stuttered until my tongued bleed
I walked many distant lives
Witness those currently and those dead
I heard afar anger in the distant thunder
My thought is shelter but no where to hide
Light with its flash among stormy clouds
Heights passed mountains to valleys underside
I cried in the bottomless pit of despair
And found lost souls trapped inside
I crossed hell’s river waves of endless lies
Came out with a huge bags of truth, so wise
I come to end full circle all journeys tried
Knowing no more then I

Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Trials and conflicts in the mind Absorbed by ones conditions limits ones efforts to try Ignorance of those factors give space for escape
I'm still laughing inside that star into the darkness The fun side I mounted, I went, I stood, I laughed, I walked, I heard, I cried, I crossed and I come

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  • Gold Star - 33,367 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/22/2013 8:55:00 PM)

    A poem as per note you tagged trials and conflicts in mind beautifully you brought out/Ran into small holes as a rat, I laughed inside a star gleaming out of the darkness, And stuttered until my tongued bleed /and crossed hell’s river waves of endless lies, Came out with a huge bags of truth, so wise, come to end full circle all journeys tried, Knowing no more then I A deserving poem worth reading and commenting Thank you, you write with the tinge of Lord Love you Alexander Coppedge You dwells on my heart (Report) Reply

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