Devon McElveen

Rookie - 0 Points (April 3,1993 / Norwalk, CT)

Learning - Poem by Devon McElveen

All of these words used around me,
I do not understand them.
What has been said, I wonder?
Could they be speaking of me?
Lowly or highly,
Could someone somehow tell me?

Teach me their tongue,
So I can interact with my brethren
And understand their ideas.
Can I empathize with these people?
Allow me to do so
For I want to know who they are.

But do they feel the same?
Do they care of my existence?
Do they find me useful?
I know not their names
I feel I have known them from a time past.
They speak,
But I can not answer them,
I only nod in approval.

Teach me their tongue,
So I can tell my story
From eyes of my own.

So I can answer coherently,
So I can enjoy their presence.
So I can love my brethren.
I yearn for the knowing of their times,
Of their struggles,
Of their lives.

Teach me their tongue,
I am willing to learn.

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  • (5/6/2011 1:32:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Very well conceived. Rich in imagery and style. Fine poetics. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2. Please use the search box by typing the name of the poem if the page doesn't open with the title of the poem.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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