Division

Division

A Poem by Wolfe

Don’t underestimate the power of us

We trust even though we’ve been divided up

So please Mr. President don’t f**k it up

I see brothas ducking guns and brothers shooting ducks

Run up to my block and I guarantee there's no Donald Trump

Pull up to a park, and park, and you're safe to take a jog

Just a few miles away

That’s where the white’s stay

I mean I'm white, so why don’t I stay there

Is it cause I don’t have the money to stay there

Is it cause I don’t know how to speak there

Everyone thinks I'm from there

That there has to be some kind of glitch in the system

Cause white’s don’t come near

They say I wouldn’t even last a year

They were wrong

And now I’m feeling like vis-a-vis with 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'


© 2017 Wolfe



Author's Note

Wolfe
Segregation and racism are still real, and I'm sorry if you're too blind to see that.

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This is primarily an essay. Chopping it into lines and tossing in rhymes here and there doesn't change that.

I can't fault your sentiment or sincerity, certainly, but I think you need to look deeper into what makes poetry poetry, and how you can use that knowledge to hit your reader, emotionally.

One thing I often suggest to a hopeful poet is reading the excerpt from Stephen Fry's, The Ode Less Traveled, on Amazon. What he has to say about the flow of words, stressed and unstressed syllables, and how to use them to make your reader keep time to your song is really useful.

I'd also suggest you visit the library and grab one of those huge books of poetry, to see who you like and why, to form your own opinion of the kind of work that sings to you.

Another thing that might help is to do an internet search of fun poetry, romantic poetry, political poetry, and such. I don't know about you, but I steal my best ideas. And as they say: steal from one and it's plagiarism. Steal from many and it's research.

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Don't be so angry and sad my friend, there are many out there who know about it, and many who suffer from it, it is there all over the world taking many shapes, You can find warmth, peace and solace knowing that there are many whom can understand and feel You.

Many beautiful wishes for You*

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Well i can't say i interpreted it properly, but it still sounds interesting... Keep going wolfe....

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This is primarily an essay. Chopping it into lines and tossing in rhymes here and there doesn't change that.

I can't fault your sentiment or sincerity, certainly, but I think you need to look deeper into what makes poetry poetry, and how you can use that knowledge to hit your reader, emotionally.

One thing I often suggest to a hopeful poet is reading the excerpt from Stephen Fry's, The Ode Less Traveled, on Amazon. What he has to say about the flow of words, stressed and unstressed syllables, and how to use them to make your reader keep time to your song is really useful.

I'd also suggest you visit the library and grab one of those huge books of poetry, to see who you like and why, to form your own opinion of the kind of work that sings to you.

Another thing that might help is to do an internet search of fun poetry, romantic poetry, political poetry, and such. I don't know about you, but I steal my best ideas. And as they say: steal from one and it's plagiarism. Steal from many and it's research.

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This is definitely current. You are a talented writer. Keep it up!

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This is a poem that I didn't even know I needed until I read it. Thanks so much! Your skill level is apparent. Great job.

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