Cheryl Butler

Rookie - 81 Points (07/26/1970 / queens ny)

[it's All Coming Back ] - Poem by Cheryl Butler

Thinking, truly,
Mama knows best,
thoughts twirling,
around, on my inside, nest.

I think, sitting, over by,
The water at Hudson's Bay.

how I got here today.
as the past,
goes past,
in, the present day.

'I wasn't gonna be 'nuthin''.
'I was a hood rat! '.
I was too stupid!
most would say!
Most wouldn't,
I would be writing poems today!

Most didn't think,
I would,
be here,
alive and jail free!
My history of, being, a little 'ruffin' you see'.
I love life,
having fun!
and hard work won!

I think back to those years,
lots of tears for fears.
I was scared,
when it rained,
in it was
' the joy of pain'.

I look back on those years,
of when I was' weak'.
I look now,
back on those days,
a poetess with strength as I 'speak'.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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  • (6/10/2014 3:09:00 PM)

    Love the line, as the past goes past, in the present day.
    A great poem on having overcome a not so perfect past. However, it's important to remember that self forgiveness and self love will always set you free! We all have a past whether it's one to be proud of or not. The key, as you have found, is not letting others keep you down. Nicely inspiring write Cheryl! Kudos to you!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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