Robert Roberts

Rookie - 203 Points (22/03/1993 / Anse La Raye, St. Lucia)

A Smile's Sacrifies - Poem by Robert Roberts

Chains around my neck
rope around my throat
dazzles in the sun as i breathe
tightenings in the air
as i grasp for breath
cuffs on my arms as i am isolated
shackles on me limiting my movements

i often wander how big a step
have we taking to move forward
my ancestors thought for the freedom
for my freedom and did it with a smile
and though life has changed
yet we are all prisoners
prisoners of the mind
our ancestor kept a smile
in belief that rain came
after every drought no
matter how long

a wise man one said
not cause we are prisoners
should we act like prisoners
because in the end all that matters
is the smile on the face of someone
to show everyone there is still hope

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, December 19, 2011

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