Denise Veras

Rookie (New York City)

Foolish Inspiration - Poem by Denise Veras

Mislaid among impetuous characters and structured scenarios
Restricted from self-expressions, exaltation born of innovation
A few spirit felt connections
I’ve enslaved myself in this unnatural selection
A philosophical mind gone mad from unless recollection

From oblivious to sensible this porcelain life been shattered
A relentless struggle with little left embattled
Protective walls left dingy and bespattered
I’ve been struck; I’m fitting a worthless battle

To this constant indication, a rumpus inclination
Is this the explanation a pursuit for spiritual elevation
The vials been lifted no longer blinded I’m living a realization
It’s my displacement that’s causing this frustration
Living life to please others became my fixation
An easy path broken down by another’s imagination
While a choice was being demanded and push came from my parents
No one forewarned me; this lost time is never quite transient

Now living this realization I found new comprehension
No longer wanting to continue to miss out on my true inspiration
My cultural connections my morals built from the suffering of many nations
There’s no room here for this devout creature
No more time for foolish inspirations useless lectures
I don’t believe in hate but I have to state
That I will no longer let white culture affect my fate

My soul cannot be leached I am rejecting this foolish inspiration
Searching for other ways to end this fiction
I must find wisdom for this soul surely needs a teacher
If I intend to find my place in this blissful feature

This foolish inspiration has only made me bleaker.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 28, 2005



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