The Poet Named Pain

I’m so passive aggressive

It’s actually quite hilarious

Name-dropping without spelling their name

Cracking awful jokes about people I hate

I’m so full of anxiety about this world

And this is how I get it out

In poetry, in tiny pictures of my world

And through the eyes of those I love

I show them to you in hopes you see why

I love, I live, I breathe, and I write

There’s a place for rousing speech

But if I can write poems that convey the same

Express my visions for a better world

That don’t incite political or racial tensions

Then haven’t I done the job of two?

Just because I’m black

Doesn’t make my work

Political in every way

But it does suggest I watch what I do and say

Because people have this way of twisting

The ideas they cannot comprehend

And if I write a 10, and they can’t transcend

I leave them to their own designs

Without the red hats and clutter

I tell the world the things it needs to hear

I don’t need a wall, just give me a pen

I will divide the fear, unite the pain

Under one roof, then smash it in

Because no one deserves this sin

3 thoughts on “The Poet Named Pain

  1. These are my favorite lines from this brilliant masterpiece 🙂
    :
    Because people have this way of twisting
    The ideas they cannot comprehend
    And if I write a 10, and they can’t transcend
    and
    I will divide the fear, unite the pain
    Under one roof, then smash it in
    Because no one deserves this sin

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  2. Again, your lines are seriously, jaw-droppingly, time-stoppingly, freakishly perfect and the people in the world who say these things about celebrities are all wrong. Your writing is that-not some famous person’s face, nor some dress, perhaps, that you see gliding down a red carpet.

    I’m so overjoyed that I found your blog over a year ago.

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