Letter to my unborn child

Uhunoma Leonard Iyahen 1986 (United States)

To you youth is soon to belong my son
while my own age shall be on the run,
I shall become gray,
and watch your flesh sparkle like morning rays.

If they ever questioned you about when i lived
tell them i breath same air with United State President Barack Obama,

If they ever questioned you about the dreams i believed
tell them the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.

And if ever they question you about what makes my poem unique
tell them the poet is neither black nor white man ,nor slave nor king,
Say i am just a dad, a real good one at that.

And if in your time they ever take any man as a slave
tell them about life and grave, who gives freedom
to kings, queens, poets and slaves.

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Submitted by Leocribs on April 27, 2021

Modified by Leocribs on May 26, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 792
Words 153
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 2, 3, 3, 1

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  • GregLanier
    Good stuff, Leo. Keep it coming.
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    I will subscribe
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      do the same for my poems. Be blessed
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  • baby_p
    A welcome note to the unborn. They should know their root
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • Leocribs
      thank you so much . You can subscribe to Leocribs motivations on youtube to listen to my spoken word version of the poetry . Thanks
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  • ludy_b
    Precious thoughts for a future of hope.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • Leocribs
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      LikeReply2 years ago


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