Langston Everett

Rookie (2-5-92 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Mercy - Poem by Langston Everett

This world has brought me to my knees
I look up to the clouds and beg for forgiveness
My life is my punishment for who I am
I am merely an example of what will happen if you take my path
The road I have chosen to go down is not a pleasant one
Mentally I am in shackles
Spiritually I am in a cage
And Physically I am beat down
I hate the world
It seems like the world hates me
But the world doesn't know me
But I know it well enough to dislike it
Some people have a purpose
Others, not so much
And then there are the people like me
Who are here for no reason at all
The people who can never climb
But always fall
They say we are useless, even a waste of space
Then why am I here?
I always wonderbut fail to solve the case
Maybe it is true
Maybe i am a mistake
Or even an accident
I wonder, is this permanent
Will I ever find a reason to live
Hopefully I will
But the hope is running out
I stay hidden in the crowd
With the fear of opening my mouth
There is someone new in my life
She is my happiness
Hopefully she is my reason
Well, we will see
I guess they gave me a little bit of mercy

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010

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