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A Poem by Asante

I pressure my questions
to feed me answers;
I quest for the messages
in my antics,

the Ketamine
warding off other pressures;
I haven't become
my own anesthetic,

chasms in the paint
wear away masquerades;
fissures in the floral
wore my ground to death,

I live in the mind,
I hang from a rope
hung over the skies,

what if every
dream I've drawn
shifts the cosmos inside?

what if life's
a simulation of
every unopened eye?

one can dream to dare
behind hubris and nappy hair,
right?

© 2017 Asante



Author's Note

Asante
Just a wave of thought, part two.

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You paint different picture here. Hanging from a rope hooked over the skies, I see the suspension is on the infinite then.
Bringing the cosmos into the soul and being hung on the cosmos is the essence of this write for me, Asante, because we are all that only. Only one has to realize this. Thus this write is a gem for me. It speaks about the process of speaker/seeker who can dare to dream behind the hubris and nappy hair( in your own words).
It is an absolute pleasure to read such writes.

P.S. In Indian thought, the inner is more complex than the outer so saints always speak about mastering the inner to understand and get linked up better with outer. For me this write is like a process of contemplation in a poetic way.


Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Your takes are always legitimately interesting, Bala. I'm fairly familiar with Indian culture as my .. read more
Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

Thank you Asante. I am glad to know that you are familiar with the Indian culture. It is surprising.. read more
Asante

9 Months Ago

So humbling. Bless you too, Bala!



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i love this... like a lot.

you're a natural!

I'm new on here, so it would be an honour if you could review some of my poems!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

1 Week Ago

Ah, I appreciate that! Thank you!

I'll give you a look, for sure.
I think your what if's are not mere opinions, but facts....only dreamers will understand...:). I woke up now under the spell of a hazy daze, contemplating how, or if, I'm gonna write down last night's dreams.....

I like how you also hint at dreams we dream while we are awake....how we react to life truly opens our eyes to dream out loud.

Brilliant poetry :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

1 Week Ago

I'm a few months behind the ball, but I completely agree with those statements(:

Than.. read more
I love this piece! The abstract essece gives the opportunity to create one's own meaning.
This line "I hang from a rope hung over the skies" - made me think of a theory that a stem goes through every being, intertwining as a web in the Universe. Those lines also evoke an image of a question mark speaking of itself.
I love these lines: "what if every dream I've drawn shifts the cosmoc inside?" Vivid imagery with a deep significance. Also love the rhymes here. Absolutely beautiful.
This is one of my favorite poems of yours.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

7 Months Ago

Blessings, bless you.

Thanks a lot for this. I appreciate your take on the piece. Esp.. read more
Powerful thoughts and words my friend.
"one can dream to dare
behind hubris and nappy hair,
right?"
You would believe in the year 2017. Racism of color, religion and heritage would be forgotten. Martin Luther King Jr. said often. To keep freedom and equality alive. Is a never-ending fight. I will tell you my Mexican father's words. Education, education and more education. Never allow anyone to look down at you. Good poetry my friend. You made me think this morning.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

8 Months Ago

Your father's words resonate strongly with me, brother. They bring me back to a conversation I had w.. read more
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

History is very important. We don't want to repeat the mistakes. You are Asante.
You bring up some really interesting points with this poem and you wrote it absolutely beautifully!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"what if life's
a simulation of
every unopened eye?"

The lines made me re-read the poem, quite many times. Amazingly put.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Thanks a lot, Fahmida. I appreciate it.
"what if life's
a simulation of
every unopened eye?"
Interesting trail of thoughts here indeed! And that is what makes us move on, to find the answers. Life is a quest in my opinion..
Beautifully penned, my friend! 👍

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Hey, thank you, and welcome back! :)
Dr. YumnaKay

9 Months Ago

You're welcome, Asante! And thank you as well ☺
A TIDAL wave! Philosophical piece, abstract but there is clarity in this quest my man...in the imagery. Which is always this changing perception but no less true.... a divine truth of sorts that one 'can dream behind the hubris & nappy hair' a sublime line btw! You ask us to look internally and ponder.
Dope pen my man! R xo

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Blessings, sissy. Thanks a whole lot! xo
Brilliant! Dare we dream... who knows what we will discover....

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Dare we dream, dream to dare. :) Much appreciated, Hebe Jebe.
You paint different picture here. Hanging from a rope hooked over the skies, I see the suspension is on the infinite then.
Bringing the cosmos into the soul and being hung on the cosmos is the essence of this write for me, Asante, because we are all that only. Only one has to realize this. Thus this write is a gem for me. It speaks about the process of speaker/seeker who can dare to dream behind the hubris and nappy hair( in your own words).
It is an absolute pleasure to read such writes.

P.S. In Indian thought, the inner is more complex than the outer so saints always speak about mastering the inner to understand and get linked up better with outer. For me this write is like a process of contemplation in a poetic way.


Posted 9 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Asante

9 Months Ago

Your takes are always legitimately interesting, Bala. I'm fairly familiar with Indian culture as my .. read more
Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

Thank you Asante. I am glad to know that you are familiar with the Indian culture. It is surprising.. read more
Asante

9 Months Ago

So humbling. Bless you too, Bala!

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