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Awaken through

Awaken through cracks of concrete
a delicate flower broke through
in a sea of stone
found his way through the cracks
he who had no soul
lost himself inside himself
lost himself inside his world
fever roaring fever roaring
screaming at an empty home
he walked down a one-way street
he walked down the familiar
listening to the echo of a thousand horns blasting
living in a memory of a child from a liquid pool
he reached up through the cracks
a man without a soul
aged and broken
aged with a taste of history
a familiar comfort
he found a back bone to rest on
he took them through a sea of logic
we rested on his back for awhile
matter on matter
life without the heat from the sun
he rested on logic for awhile
lost himself in himself
lost himself in his world
found himself laying on the sidewalk dying
out of the corner of his eye
out of the corner of his open eye
saw a delicate plant growing out of the concrete
radiating with energy radiating with love
envy envy for he had not
with his last breath he finally knew
he finally knew
he finally knew
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I'm a film director living out of Brooklyn NY. I started writing poetry sporadically 10 years ago, but have recently been writing regularly. I'm a prolific writer and write quite often but it's only until recently that I've been sharing my poems with others. more…

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