Poetry Without Words

Poetry Without Words

A Poem by Robert Luna
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A spoken word piece. I hope you enjoy

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Being convinced the American Dream

Is nothing more than a byproduct of

someone else’s lies

I find

I’m terrified

Seeing how easily people can be deceived

Like sheep following leader

 

Watching our sharp edges being sacrificed

To stay within the appropriate dotted lines

defined by a fictional comfort of a P.C. world

But there’s never a proper response

Being bound by the inconsistencies of life

and there I am thinking

I’ll never be whole

Left alone

Feeling blind and lost

as fear takes a hold of my heart

Ripping me apart

little

by little

to the point I feel empty and incomplete

Looking for answers to all that’s plaguing me

I find myself

Shouting prayers that always end the same way

What is it you want from me

But in the middle of my frustration

a moment of clarity dawns

Realizing I am broken

but beautiful

Just the way I am meant to be 

It’s taken me a life time of mistakes

To get to this place

where I love myself

Society says I should be ashamed of who I am

and all that I have done

But what do you do being born with the heart of a fighter

and never being  taught what to fight for

These are the lessons learned by the complication of living

Knowing childish thinking 

is in fact what imprisoned me

Trying to live up to self loathing expectations

Allowing my morality to be replaced by fear

Wondering why did I let this happen to me

Wanting to take back all that was taken from me

and that I gave so mistakenly

Seeing now how my life is poetry without words

I embrace all the little parts of myself

The past, present, and that which lies ahead

in distances that has yet to be seen

All those defining moments that complete me

With that blissful clarity

I decide to live my dreams

Being free to be anything that I dream

Not limiting myself to someone else’s

Distorted perception of who I am suppose to be

So f**k the American Dream

I’m living for me 

 

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© 2009 Robert Luna



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Robert Luna
Just a spoken word piece hope you enjoy

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Trying to live up to self loathing expectations

Allowing my morality to be replaced by fear

Wondering why did I let this happen to me

I SALUTE THIS POEM AND YOUR SPIRIT ROBERT.
I am sending this to my friends Urja and Wolffe and ANNA and Alice.

i really made me wonder and made me think really hard ...are you in this alone...nope...Even i am there with you with same confusion and same state of disillusionment as you were facing and i am sure if we don't find our way out, no one will.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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"So f**k the American Dream
I’m living for me"

Well written, full of endless thoughts to ponder, a poem that must be read by many! *applause*

Posted 3 Years Ago


The American dream has deteriorated to little more than the hope of not doing time for about half of this country. The other half is paying student loans.

Posted 3 Years Ago


wow... very deep, and so true. the words were so descriptively woven together in a way which is, just, like... AWESOME! you have so much talent, and i can't wait to read more of your stuff! can you also dome a huge favor and review 'the silver necklace'? i want to know what others think of it! any constructive criticism is totally open!

Posted 3 Years Ago


I enjoy this poem- particularly the last three lines. Your defiant spirit is brilliant and inspiring- congratulations on a job well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


A poem to those that have fallen only to rise higher! mee likee

Posted 4 Years Ago


'im living for me' is amazing and really inspiring...it's the way I choose to live, so this is really relatable!! Fantastic Job :D

Posted 4 Years Ago


Personally, I think fowl language ruined the poem completely for me. Because your deep, strong, then you seem like a couch potato yelling at the football game and all the meaning is gone. Swearing doesn't make poetry better, it makes it worse. So it really could've been amazing. But you do have to the freedom to do it. So don't get me wrong. All and all, strong meaningful poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Wanting to take back all that was taken from me

and that I gave so mistakenly

Seeing now how my life is poetry without words

I embrace all the little parts of myself

Great poem, I love Reading spoken word to see if I can get the same feeling from it and yours absolutly had feeling that jumped off the page.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Amazing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Beautifully Awesome!!!!!
DKB- :0)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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My name is Robert. I write therefore I feel I am. My words come from my heart, soul, and mind. I write what I feel and see, life is my inspiration. Life itself is art in its purest form. There is noth.. more..

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