Rookie (2-19 / HEAVYN aka Inner-city)

I Stand - Poem by JAE CENTORINO

I stand alone and feel the water I'm
wet cold/hungry for peace
I reach out for the rain but my hands
are always empty

I stand alone I listen and pay close attention to
the mad confusion I touch the falling
rain with my body/skin is in great
need of moisture love.

I stand alone and the water flows down;
Down from my body/hands/face
I open my eyes, I open them again they're blurred
from all the mist I don't think I
can keep up with this pace.

I stand alone and water streams from my head
my arms/body. Is that ringing in my ears from the cries?
My body/skin is in desperate need of moisture

I stand alone crying from all the confusion
It's still raining my body soaked with pain.
I will never give in and cause my brain to go insane.
I'm alone one last time never getting used
to the constant pain at whatever the cost.
I'm tired from all the emptiness
the energy wasted is forever lost.

I’ll never stand alone again
I refuse to give in to the constant demand of
wasted time with unwanted/uncertainty.
when there’s so much energy to be channeled
into places other than broken promisses &
past emptinesses.

For I stand for myself and others
whom I don’t even know or maybe I do.


Listen to this poem:

Comments about I Stand by JAE CENTORINO

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]