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Friday, 6 May 2011

Hold Me Down (Free verse)



#Hold on,
#You can't even hold me down
#When I am tied to the pole
#Right in front of y'all


#And all you have to do,
#Is just touch, just touch
#Here just touch


#Hold on, 
#You can't even 
#Hold me down


Hold on,
You can't hold me down, 
Am elevated, levitating, 
Caged, chains, wet wings, am flying 
Houdini  can't even keep up


This far, fast past,  fly by 
Spaceship, spark, spark,  light speed
Gone like,  the next level on games played
Catch me if you can


But then you can't, get close, hold me
Even when I am, 
In slow mo- tion, 
There hands stretched


Giving you a helping hand
Begging you to catch up
Needing to be tested, 
Some sort of competition 


But  you so slow, 
Stack in my rear view, fading
Wanting to be spoon fed 
Nagging about the rest now


Feeling all, dejected, rejected 
That's how, that's why
You can't even keep up
Seeing your self below par


Seeking hands out, yelling all out,
 That its some sort of conspiracy  
Like you just the one being singled out
Blind about the rest of us


Having to pay the same price
That's life requirement demanded, get it?
And its life so we living it
That's why you can't keep up, like



#Hold on,
#You can't even hold me down
#When I am tied to the pole
#Right in front of y'all

#And all you have to do,
#Is just touch, just touch
#Here just touch

5 comments:

  1. I like this alot. There is an element of confidence in not allowing anyone or anything hold you down and there is an element of self-pity "Seeking hands out, yelling all out,
    That its some sort of conspiracy
    Like you just the one being singled out
    Blind about the rest of us
    " making excuses for not achieving and not being the one who can't be "held down"

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  2. Some really original phrasing and great use of rhythm and notation to structure the free verse that's running wild in this piece. Enjoyed it much, and thanks for sharing with One Stop today.

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  3. nice...wicked flow and feel to this...i caught the beat and rode it out...the first comment is spot on as well...

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  4. I enjoyed this... especially:

    "Seeking hands out, yelling all out,
    That its some sort of conspiracy
    Like you just the one being singled out"

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  5. This is FREE Verse and it soars. You managed so many poetic elements, internal rhythms, consonance, assonance, and with it that resistance in the text that is echoed in the form. Really excellent here. This is definitely your voice and we hear it loud and clear. Gay

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