Walking Around The Past

I remember these streets,

These corners,

Every house reminds me of someone,

Every tree and yard I can recall,

Thank God I have fond memories because now that I’m older I know what could have been,

Things look slightly different in some places and exactly the same in others,

New faces in old places,

I can still see traces of my childhood sprinkled among these blocks,

I am who I am because of this environment,

But I’m not a product because products are for sell,

This place has given me a bunch of stories to tell,

Some are what you might imagine,

Others you couldn’t even fathom,

I know that my survival wasn’t random,

God was with me,

I was young naive,

Oblivious to any thought that I could be hurt,

I was so free with no stress,

No thoughts of disasters going on around the world,

I was in my world,

So innocent and pure,

There is no cure for the evil man’s eyes have to see,

I can’t unsee what I’ve seen,

I know you heard the streets can be mean,

God blessed me is all I can say,

A day of walking around the past

About csincere

How long have you been writing poetry? -Over 20+years. How did you first discover poetry? - I discovered poetry by accident around 8 or 9 years old. I was taking a science test and there was a question about the moon. My answer was in kind of poetic form and the teacher thought it was great. My answer was " The moon is like a flashlight and the sun turns it on". After that I kept writing poetry and started to read a lot of books. I also listen to a bunch of music, all kinds of music. Mainly R&B music. I put song lyrics in the exact same category as poetry. When did you first get anything published? -I was 12, a family member was in a contest at work. She was 16 years old working at a clothing store in the mall. It was a tshirt contest. They had to write a slogan or a poem. I wrote it she won, I got nothing except a bigger interest in poetry. I still remember some of the poem " Thank you expiration, For all your dedication, Throughout the years, You have dried tears, You've always been there, To protect and care" . that's all I remember. Why do you write? - 1. It helps me with stress. 2. I like being heard. 3. I love poetry I see some of my poetry like abstract art. I know what I'm feeling when I write them but I want the meaning to be open to interpretation. Also poetry as art to me not competition, every poet that loves poetry is great. I just love to write poetry, everything I write isn't about me personally. I just try to think of how I would feel in different situations. So even though every poem isn't about me it's still my feelings.
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1 Response to Walking Around The Past

  1. Sweet are our memories. The starting age of our life that is child hood, was very near to GOD. Beautuful poem .💕

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