Eric Cockrell


I Am... (I Am Not...) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i am the unions.
miners, teachers, steel workers,
nurses, factory workers,
standing strong and united,
demanding human decency,
fair wages and benefits.
i am not communism.

i am the common man and woman,
saying prayers with their hands
as they work;
driven by the faith in family,
teaching respect, gentleness,
and firm convictions
to their children.
i am not the elite.

i am the bruised, scarred human being.
i have fallen time and again.
i have built great dreams
that time has destroyed.
but i know what i believe,
and who i am.
i am not religious.

i am the multi-colored neighborhood.
different faiths, different languages,
the same needs and desires.
i am open conversation and acceptance.
i am not prejudice.

i am the day of revolution.
i am oppression cast off,
ignorance exposed;
i am equality, dignity,
and basic human rights.
i am not 'i, me, mine'.

i am the human condition...
evolving, changing, molded by fire,
i am the river that finds
it's way home...
i am not the end of time!


Comments about I Am... (I Am Not...) by Eric Cockrell

  • (5/16/2012 10:20:00 AM)


    like it, the time will come when everything is as it should be. A great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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