My Ralph Ellison Moment

My Ralph Ellison Moment

A Poem by Rico X
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Freeverse

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Jack Frost was certainly lost

As I tossed to and fro under

The glow of the fire from the flame

Ushering the new year like last

Year; in pain again

The limitations from

 the stroke are

Still visible

As reality is divisible

By the scars

Thus far that I think

Are invisible

This is my

My Ralph Ellison

moment

Atonement

For the sins of

The past

The present

With future

Righteousness

Yet to be determined

But I know

That you reap

What you sow

Sooooooo

Why should a

New Year be

Any different for me?

All

Because now I am

Walking a different path

Doesn't absolve me

From the sins of my

Past

© 2015 Rico X


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i don't know if we can ever be totally absolved from the past, but we can come to some kind of terms with it.
maybe by becoming Invisible in some sense......

really like the style of this poem, the short impactful lines..

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Rico X
Rico X

Politically InCorrect, LA



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I have been writing since I was 9. I specialize in freeverse poetry and have cut my teeth on Political and Socially Conscious subject matters. My poetry is not for everyone but anyone who hungers and .. more..

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