Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 75 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

The Thought Of I - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

I mounted up dreams with towering ambitions
I in my hope to fill those desired dreams
I was going to try to accomplish them all
I to be more than others believed
I earned high honors in early school efforts
I came to learn honors were worthless schemes
I studied before this awareness hard and long
I did this because I believed
I learnt of others aims for me
I knew some of those aims were strange
I refused their tranqualizing enticed ways
I had many offers presented to me
I denied myself those welcoming doors
I would not be a sheep trapped
I would'nt compromise my righteous equation
I couldn't place myself in false comforts
I could not partake of opportunities they bestowed
I would not feed the Beast hunger
I found out in my quest life have standards
I in some views held no claim of them
I in their views was here to serve them
I to them was simply poor
I in views needing to be feed a higher gleam
I ventured without them life rough rigid course
I enduring trial I had to go
I went down lonely silent alleys
I walked city darken streets
I lived in the heart of ghettos
I went to schools of higher learning
I was taught and came to realize
I in short learnt I lacked alot
I am just a fool and must be taught
I learnt thoughts of the current time
I worked as a laborer in steel
I lived humble as a common dude
I inside my thoughts knew I would die
I instead stood high and tall on shoulders of giants
I stayed tiny among my brethren who thought tall
I assumed myself lower than grass
I wiped my hands across the blue lite sky
I knew where in the existence I was
I ran into small holes as a rat
I laughed inside a star gleaming out of the darkness
I stuttered until my tongue bleed
I walked distant lives a man in silence wilderness
I witnessed members current in life and those dead
I heard past ancestors anger in the thunder
I having thought of shelter but
I see no where to hide
I see light with sudden flash among stormy clouds
I've seen heights passing mountains valley sides
I cried into hell bottomless pit of despairs
I found within its walls lost souls trapped inside
I crossed hell river current waves of endless lies
I came out with huge sack of truths, so wise
I come to end in full circle all my journeys tried
I knowing no more about myself: than, I

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Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about The Thought Of I by Alexander Coppedge

  • Gold Star - 53,114 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/10/2013 9:07:00 PM)

    Learnt the thoughts of the time.. that is biggest and succesul key, nice thought...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 39,733 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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 18, 2015

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