adia parker

Rookie (4/19/1991 / Los Angeles)

Bad Influence - Poem by adia parker

We were loners floating through the city
Searching for the hand that feeds
We were the fresh kids
With the spikes and sneakers
Blasting through the speakers

I'll stop thinking about you
If you agree to lock me out
You mattered the most
Now nothing matters less

You were more than a bad influence
To me
You were more than my enabler
You were more than rebellion and freedom
You were more than rage
You were more than darkness
You were more than an animal
You were more than a bad influence to me

Who cares if you hate me
You had the best of me
I loved the worst of you
We were the beasts
Roaming through the wilderness
We were the weight in the light of the world
We were the nerds that won mathletes

I'll stop thinking about you
If you agree to lock me out
You mattered the most
Now nothing matters less

You were more than a bad influence
To me
You were more than my enabler
You were more than rebellion and freedom
You were more than rage
You were more than darkness
You were more than an animal
You were more than a bad influence to me

I wear your memory like a scar
I wear your memory like a tatoo
I wear your memory
It stands in front of me
I wear it like a battle wound
My heart has been removed
And attached to my sleeve
I wear your memory


Comments about Bad Influence by adia parker

  • (11/14/2007 11:53:00 AM)

    I LOVE this poem...... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/22/2006 5:23:00 PM)

    i love this... haha im talking to you right now! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010


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