All A Dream

Coming home from work on a late night,

Walking through this neighborhood it’s not uncommon to hear a scuffle or a fight,

But then I saw the bright light of a muzzle flash,

Bang! Bang!

” Oh my God did I just see a man pass

I don’t want to do anything rash like scream,

Only thing on my mind is run!

You know what I mean?!

So I flee the scene seemingly unnoticed,

I got a clear view of everything and I think I’m the only one that knows this,

This is all beginning to feel like a long kiss goodnight,

Will I have to try and fight,

I’m still a few blocks from my place,

I’m starting to questions if the shooter saw my face,

I don’t want to be involved in any kind of police case,

I don’t want some violent stranger looking for me either,

I’m two blocks away from my house,

I hear someone yell ” Yo!”,

I was scared out of my mind but I didn’t let it show,

Was this the guy or someone I know,

I turn around and answer real low “What?”,

I’m glad I was at a distance because it was the same crazy nut that I saw shoot someone,

I didn’t wait for him to respond I was in full sprint before he could speak,

This is the peak all of my fears,

Some crazy idiot trying to attack me with a weapon for no reason,

This guy is fast and he is catching up with me,

How come I don’t see anyone else outside,

My front steps are right there,

And I see my cousins ride,

If I could just get inside with my people we could could choose fight or hide,

I was so scared I could have cried,

Not enough time,

I reach and entered my front door just before I saw the light of a laser beam,

Then the door slammed and I woke up,

It was all a dream

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 All A Dream

  1. Scary but so realistic for sure!!!!!!

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