Ralph O'Grantson

Rookie - 9 Points (27th march / Ghana)

Say It As It Is - Poem by Ralph O'Grantson

open your mouth wide
say it as it is
they might take out your teeth but smile
and blow to them a kiss
why do ye the truth hide
and now create all this

The quarrels with family, the pain, the agony
while truth cries out from the abyss
i just hope i can be
as quiet as a hiss
but that is just not me
not a word will my mouth miss
so i'll open my mouth free
and say it as it is

you call me a boar in my absence
but your smile's so broad in my presence
why don't you tell me what you think?
I think im right, the other isn't
but saying this will just grant me prison
why can't i tell them what i think?

Its now or never
stand proud or cower
and tell it as it is
our mouths are our power
we're poets remember?
so say it as it is.

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/27/2012 1:40:00 PM)

    The power of speech - well expressed here. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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