King Happy

Watch It Go - Poem by King Happy

I was born a desert man
in the valley of the sycamore trees
where life tends to suffer
and flourish through agony.
I was born a desert man
as unique and hardy
as the Saguaros branching out
into nothingness.

I was born a desert man
always reeling from the pain
with chrysocolla in my heart
and jack rabbits in my brain.
I was born a desert man
Cholla cactuses in bloom
the flowers bound to life
beneath Sonoran moon

I was born a desert man
so now the flowers have all
the jack rabbits are gone,
inbred and sterile.

My chrysocolla heart
beaten down
to a small
flicker of light.

I was born
a desert man
who will die
a swamp man

stagnant and flooded
the pebble sinks

A small flicker
of light

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Comments about Watch It Go by King Happy

  • Chinedu Dike (4/14/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    Beautifully written poem depicting strong affirmation of faith, a willingness to rise against all odds. FAITH KEEPS THOSE THAT KEEP THE FAITH - Mother Teresa. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. ➕9 (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/14/2015 4:33:00 PM)

    Wonderfully written poem. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

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