Veteran Poet - 1,065 Points (20-05-1991 / BUTERE)

Just Here - Poem by JAY EMM

it was not in the city
that I grew into a man
it was here in these
gardens that
I spend each day of my life
these gardens you so much
wish to destroy

it was not in crammed storied buildings
that I got warmth and care
it was in this nice hut that
you do much look down on

it was not in filthy streets that
I learnt these noble skills
it was in these green fields that
you do much desire to possess

it was not in elite academies that
I acquired an education
it was in these dilapidated county schools that
you disapprovingly call shanties

it is here
just here then
that I will work diligently
to uplift and nurture
talents and make
many be like me.

Topic(s) of this poem: rural

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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