YELLOW KICKS



Yellow Kicks

Once upon The Truth
there can be no floor no roof.
The wide open spaces of new souls
new faces
That's where we wanna wallow and wander
Till the tip tip tippy glow of dusk
 till the nadir of Dawn.


She’s exclaimed at camels
clubbin with Kayla,
She speaks to strings
 like birds speak to wings,
Like we speak to kings.
Her presence
her sound swiftly triggers
an instant wide eyed
 pizza pie sized sublime smize.

She treks earth from quest to quest-tion,
Planting precious ear worms
backin’ Rappers, RnB'ers, Spokenworders
Sinfonietta-ers
and best of all fronting D.J. Violin
ALL HERS.

Post gig she sun soaking
 in The Dry Tortugas
Tentin with her ride or die
AKA Kai.
Since Grover showed her Itzhak when she was three
 she kept at the TRY UNTIL SHE FLY
Incredibly successfully.
Then BAM she busts her own GRAMMY, (now I got a pause here cuz I want to be clear.  that’s G-R-A-M-M-Y. I don’t want y’all thinking she beat down her own sweet frail grandmother)
then she tourin with Full on Forces of Nature, Tarrey n Sir J.IVY.

Maybe somewhere along the way she struggled n wondered why?
But at no point she ever toast
 w/o lockin eye 2 eye!
All while Quenching with UnCommon Long Beach.
Once again upon The Truth
her bow bursts into beauteous breathtakin speech.

Riding “The Life Wave” is her unstoppable more than possible mission.
Loved to have met her sooner

Is all
I be
wishin’

About this poem

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Written on September 14, 2023

Submitted by damien_1 on October 25, 2023

1:26 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCXDXE XXFFFXGXC EXCGXG XCHHIHIDB HXHJAJ XD XIE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,430
Words 285
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 7, 9, 6, 9, 6, 2, 3

Damien J. McKnight MD

DAMIEN J MCKNIGHT, MD is a lifelong optimist, father of Zachary Eagle, youngest of eight children, writer, jazzhead, self prescribed musicologist and Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine physician at RUSH University, Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and staff physician at RUSH ANCHOR medical group in Oak Park, Illinois. Writing and music are his medicine from medicine. When once asked if he had to give up either writing/music or solid food, rumor has it he hesitated… more…

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  • Soulwriter
    Nice! This poem has a really positive feel to it
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