Marcquiese Burrell

Gold Star - 11,613 Points (2/21/1987 / Baltimore, MD)

Change - Poem by Marcquiese Burrell

Time shall come after years of being accustomed
Life was built on the foundation of a lie
Past to present, then to now, outdated systems
Settled upon by alterations of the mind of man
Known in our heart to be seen as inconsistent
its nature has been questioned, yet never asked
and the silence fills a world that should know
this desperate cry inside does shed a tear
Change is sought, time shall move ahead
Instead, Mankind takes pleasure and it's suspension
seasons come and they will go throughout 12 of 30
the ideas of past creation has withered and died
and if we shall not turn away from this very nation
We shall be condemned to a pain no man can survive

Topic(s) of this poem: conflict, development, law, pain, religion, revolution , transformation

Comments about Change by Marcquiese Burrell

  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/19/2017 8:56:00 PM)

    Marcquiese, tmost effective poems use vivid images to convey their message. You do have a message here, but you employ so many abstract words (change, pleasure, pain, etc.) , I feel nothing. Perhaps immerse yourself in some good contemporary poetry (Mary Oliver, Jack Gilbert) for inspiration and guidance?

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 19, 2017

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