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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I did totally enjoy this. I also think it is a wonderful line of thought..to not be bogged down in inertia to take life as it is defined by your own experiences. good stuff..

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! I read this once and then went right back to this page to read it twice more. I loved it!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really like this.
It has an excellent message.
I've written things similar to this.
Everyone buys into society's lies and strives for a false image of perfection.
This is an amazing write.
-Elissa

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Epic clarity, I love this one! That life is, and should be lived as, poetry without words-- such a moving realization. I am glad to have come upon this piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It indeed was enjoyable and some issues I could agree with but I believe firmly we are all in control in what we do with our lives. Through the struggle of trail and error. I think this poem should be read by society in general, I tend to think this would enlighten a lot of trapped minds. Rock on.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pratibha requested I read this, and I can see why.
Often we get too caught up in society and their ideals. I admit, I am often torn between the 'American dream' and some of the things I see as being the way to live.

Nicely written, and one many of us can reflect on.
I liked it.
Cheers.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your words are always an inspiration to all that have the chance to read or hear them.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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.

I really relate to you with this journey you've gone through. The poem is beautifully written with awesome flow and a certain clarity to the words that I really enjoy. Crisp describes it very well. I love it!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are the American dream :D

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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