Keith Rolando Walters

(Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Am Still Alive - Poem by Keith Rolando Walters

I have been criticized
Condemned to die
Went to my funeral
And am still alive I have been abused
Used to infinity
Agreed to my lack
Of self-esteem
And am still alive I have been challenged
Struck physically and beaten
Acknowledged my defeat
And am still alive I have been lied to
Cheated and Robbed
Agreed that I am a
Fool and failure
Believed that I am
And an still alive I have been played down
Laughed at and teased
I helped to carry out that
Function in order to be
And am still alive I was never told my rights
I often got angry to acquire
my rights
That’s when I am truly criticized
Being calm always did
me harm
Yet am still alive The moral of my story is
You figure it out
Be masterful of your
And you’ll always be

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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