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Gospel Boy

Gospel Boy

A Poem by SammMG

Music is life, and sometimes we just have to let our songs be heard.

Through monotone preachings I lead my gospel in a ballad
A cascade of different teachings all to show my true voice
The sounds that I choose to present are not tuned to others
Or at least that's what I've been led to believe
They choose to call what I label a chorus, a screech
And despite these accusations I refuse to silence the rhythm of my soul
To some this may be a showing of courage 
Yet they do not know how defeated I stand
Inside the seams of my heart slowly fade away
For my entirety I've had to defend myself
Because attack after attack has been led on me
My barriers have only led for so long as the music continues
However with a waning will what I'm no longer to stand?
At that point the gospel may no longer sing of a ballad
But an elegy for a dear loss

© 2015 SammMG

Author's Note

I truly like music, and I appreciate the gift of our inner voices. Yet why do we have such hater?

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If different people keep telling you how bad you are at something it might mean that you really do suck at that thing. Labeling everyone who doesn't see the world as you do, or think you're as good as you think you are, labeling those people all "haters" is a type of self delusion, laziness, and narcissism. Maybe you really do suck, maybe religion really is bullshit. Lack of self awareness seems to be a real problem with this snowflake generation.... it's a soft cohort with no tolerance for criticism or anything other than blind compliments and encouragement. Life's gonna suck for you kids when it gets real... have fun with that.

Posted 11 Months Ago

1 of 3 people found this review constructive.


11 Months Ago

Thank you for the honesty. I was a Junior in HS when I first wrote this, and looking back I can see .. read more
A thoughtful piece on criticism and our passions... very powerful and beautiful written.

Thanks for sharing, Samm!
-C. Kingsden

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
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For someone so young, you seem to dwell on deep questions. I liked how you used the words gospel and ballad in the poem. One must find their voice and keep singing their hearts out despite of resistance I think.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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3 Years Ago

Well I have a lot of free time, and with that I tend to have my mind in places that it should not be.. read more

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Added on April 21, 2015
Last Updated on April 27, 2015
Tags: music, gospel, voice, silence, hurt, bravery, boy, poetry, inner, courage, loud, beauty, freedom, expression



Hebbronville, TX

Just your average 17 year old with his head in the clouds. I do my best to keep up with everyone's writing, but if there's anything anyone would want me to read just send a Read Request or a messag.. more..

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