Jamal Brown

Rookie - 38 Points (01/12/93 / Lexigton, S.C.)

Great Expectations - Poem by Jamal Brown

Everyone wants me to be everything they've ever wanted me to be.
Yet, they don't understand that I'm only one man, I'm gonna need help.
I've always been the type of person who, I never like to see anyone
disappointed, especially if I know it's probably my fault, or if I could've
avoided them being upset. It's like I have nowhere to turn now.
Everyone's taking control of me. Seems like the world's got a role for
me. Even though on the outside, I smile, laugh, joke, and act crazy
with everyone, I hide behind a mask. I feel like a mirror, everyone sees
a bit of themselves in me, but no one thinks of asking me what I think,
no one ever takes the time to see to understand the real me the man
behind the mask. I feel invisible. Even when I say 'Hello world, this is
me! ! ' No one hears me. I try to remember that I am above those who
hate me, and talk about me, and abuse me, because I know that there
ignorance has become greater than who they have become. Even as I
keep that in mind, and my sinful human body still feels emotional Despair

Comments about Great Expectations by Jamal Brown

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/5/2011 12:10:00 PM)

    My brother. When it comes to life.we all go through similar situation one time or another which means that you are not the exception to the rule! You have amazingly spoken your heart and mind! Bravo! You have shown your potential in the Poetry World, so, you must move on and keep giving us month re food for thought with your talented writes! God Bless You! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/1/2011 12:14:00 AM)

    indeed interestingly identified
    a twist and a curve
    shhh listen the hand is reaching for yours
    allow it in
    and you will soar - like wings of a mocking bird
    never could u be invisible
    dont tell yourself lies
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 10, 2012

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