Watermelon Sugar

Watermelon Sugar

A Poem by Arly Parent

In watermelon sugar

lies the death of a man,

doing the only thing only a watermelon can

lay low the giant

straight, dark, and tall

beat down the intellectual

to a pulp in front of all



In watermelon sugar

lies the face of a child,



smiling,

in its place

beneath it all

beneath it all



for every man is a boy

when there is watermelon on his face



for every bite and gram of sugar

puts him in his place



he's a boy forever always

a man he will never be

as long as watermelon sugar runs through his veins

he'll never be set free



© 2012 Arly Parent


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First off, I love the title. The peom itself is divie and profound with your use of suggestive languague. You use ryhme in all the write places and at the end of it all you made a statment! One that not only I can relate to (being African-American) but as people. Great use of juxtaposition as well! You have a fan!

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Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it

Posted 9 Years Ago


First off, I love the title. The peom itself is divie and profound with your use of suggestive languague. You use ryhme in all the write places and at the end of it all you made a statment! One that not only I can relate to (being African-American) but as people. Great use of juxtaposition as well! You have a fan!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Here, watermelon sugar Isn't good. It's a comment on the stereotype about watermelons and black people. It's a juxtaposition of the sweetness of watermelon sugar and the heinous nature of racism. ...and other stuff. Watermelon is supposed to be sweet and tasty but it's used to put people down, to separate, etc.

Posted 9 Years Ago


There's something in this that I'm not seeing. I only read it because I like the title, and it seems that "watermelon sugar" is, after all, not something good.

Posted 9 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Arly Parent
Arly Parent

Lantana, FL



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There's nothing about me. I play with pauses as well as silence. I write words, assign meanings and junk, and play with a language that might be as much my own as another. I don't know. more..

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