Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -Malcolm X
A Poem by Luis Marrero- Untitled
This is a dope poem very deep. I hope you guys like it.
It started with merely a thought I had in a small segment of a deep dream in the middle of church Caught myself in the beginning of prayer asking God what’s the purpose of life and how much is it worth And as I patiently waited, I fell into a dream of a dream and till this day I have yet to receive that reply And by the time that I opened my eyes I was in the park under beautiful summer light Staring at a group of wise men looking confused asking blind people why Didn’t they use the power of their voice to tell God give them the gift of sight That people with functioning eyes dare to deny And when the blind men responded the wise men couldn’t comprehend because they were listening with their ears and not with what’s inside Or were they looking with their eyes and not trying to see with their touch Missing the obvious bumps of Braille embedded on the silence but Now that I think about it I never really heard much Out of sight, out of mind, I kept moving along, minding my own business And that’s when I met a business minded man prior to loosing his riches He blamed it on the style of society, a victim of his mistresses sickness Her name was Retail, then he handed me a birthday card as he walked away wishing me a Merry Christmas The card read “Falling asleep in a dream is the shortest shortcut to success but you will fail if you allow yourself to live in one” Sincerely yours, Your Guardian Angel Then the card disintegrated into crumbled leaves chasing the winds at a confusing angle Which lead my eyes to witness a rope hanging from nowhere with a sign that just dangled “Pull here to release your fear” But I wasn’t sure if it meant releasing the fear of having fear Or releasing what I fear so near And I wasn’t able to become brave enough to take that chance So I walked away not giving it a second glance It lingered closely behind for quite some time But I figured if I didn’t pay it any mind then it wouldn’t focus on mine Eventually the lack of love and attention introduced the idea to Death Then I seen him on the upper right corner of Lost and Found and decided to make this quick left Without watching where I was going I bumped into a woman who seemed to be running late We spoke for a minute or two until she received a phone call and had to hurry on to an important date with Fate And as she walked away I realized I never gave her my number nor received her name And I’m not sure if she felt the same But I felt like if we took the time out something so much greater we could have became But what ifs and regrets are something I choose not to hold on to anymore Then I noticed the business card she was holding in her hand lying on the floor I picked it up and the card read “Karma, I’ll call you when you neglect to call [insert name here]” And I really didn’t understand what it meant, I honestly felt it was kind of weird So I ripped it into pieces then trashed it in the recycling bin that was near Started nodding my head to the blues music that suddenly appeared Started to follow the sound until I heard my stomach rumble with hunger Came across a burger spot, asked for two and make sure my fries are smothered I dug into my pocket, it was empty and my wallet seemed to be the reflection I told the lady I had no cash and if she knew of an ATM in any direction She looked at me confused for a second then asked if I seen the sign She said “I don’t need a dollar of your cash, just some sense from your mind, This will be about a line” I thought for a second before I decided to speak Closed my eyes, metaphorically unzipped my chest so that this knowledge tattooed on my inner intelligence was able to leak I then smiled, gave her a wink then began to walk away eating my food and didn’t believe what I seen next My great grandma that passed a couple years back reading a Bible, sitting on the steps I dropped my thoughts and ran across the street and gave her a huge hug Gave her four years worth of kisses along with an eternity of love We started talking for an endless amount of time until she explained the true purpose of her visit She told me God has huge plans for me but I haven’t been faithfully connected to His Spirit Said I have a long path to travel And as we both looked up we seen God sitting on a cloud with a gavel I kept calling Gods name but He seemed to be avoiding my eyes That’s when she told me He was getting tired of my broken promises and conscious lies But she’ll see if she can pull a couple strings, drank a Red Bull then flew into the skies And as I sat there thinking in retrospect looking dumbfounded asking myself why I felt my mind reenter my body like I never left and fluently continued to recite poetry lines I cant lie, I used to get discouraged when the ears of the crowd weren’t linked to my mind And at the end of a performance, when I assumed everything was all fine People would just sit there in a daze of confusion and pretend they were mimes Not saying a word, nor making a noise, until I took into consideration maybe my audience was potentially blind So I beg of you do not take my poetry for granted, I’ll take your silent snaps as screams And watch God prove to you that with this love I have for poetry, sleep isn’t needed for my reality to be better then my dreams And now is when you scream…