Leslie Alexis

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I Am... - Poem by Leslie Alexis

I am the stain on the glass window
And the spilled ink on that canvas,
I am the squeaking sound at your front door
And every country on your atlas.

I am the bus that always is late
And the train that just won’t go fast,
I am all things both small and great,
I am the slow kid who comes in last.

I am the sound of a popped balloon,
A hundred times louder than bubble-rap’s,
I am a deathly Norwegian typhoon
And the kid drinking from rivers, not taps.

I am the quiet, but proper tenant,
The one who always pays his rent,
I am a scorpion whose stings like red-ants
And I am the good-for-nothing government.

I am the spoiled teen produced by Disney
And I am the red carpet in Hollywood,
I am the mineral buildup in your kidney
And the poem that no one understood.

Copyright © 2009 Leslie Alexis

Comments about I Am... by Leslie Alexis

  • (3/11/2010 9:54:00 AM)

    Indeed a masterly poem… swinging and de-swinging push-pull
    Enjoyed very much
    Ms. Nivedita
    PS 10
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  • (1/2/2010 7:50:00 PM)

    and i am in love with your poetry.....i completely in love with this poem, but im not surprised that this one is great, you cant help yourself, amazing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • ... Dog God 8hate (1/2/2010 4:00:00 PM)


    Yes, I am!

    I am the myriad manners of misery's mode,
    the one that know's perspective. Um hmm,

    I am!

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  • Emma Adamyan (1/1/2010 2:21:00 AM)

    a special poem Leslie! I liked it so much. supporting the way u think I must confess, me too I rather can call myself 'a bus that always late' than tell to the World how great I am. as sages told... 'u can be unfaithful to many ppl for a while or u can do it with few for really long time, but no one can deceive everyone always' once again thanks for the poem :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    a good imagery! nice you're! (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2009 7:54:00 PM)

    through yourself you unfold the world beautifully...lovely idea (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    this is simple and simplicity is beauty...i like this,

    'you are the poem that i always understood'...this is what i want to say for this whole poem...easy my friend, merry christmas...smileeeeee
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  • (12/20/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    you are all those things and so much more nice 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 5, 2012

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