STAY AWAKE – A Poem

locked up inside

we all hide from each other

hiding inside of boxes

trying not to get swallowed up

by crates full of promises

like

American Dreaming

piling up like

things

that get heavier

and heavier

as the nights go on

and days grow longer

STAY AWAKE SHE SAID

STAY AWAKE HE SAID

LET’S STAY AWAKE

TOGETHER

locked up inside

we all hide from the light

wrapped in shady shapes of judgment

written in blood on paper

like

paper chasers

sweeping streets

looking for nickels and dimes

see

we must be vigilant

we must be reminded

of the dreams

we thought we lost

we have to stay away from those

boxes full of promises

like

American Dreaming 

STAY AWAKE SHE SAID

STAY AWAKE HE SAID

LET’S STAY AWAKE

TOGETHER

(c) kgr 2017

#NEVAHBLACKDOWN

KARENGIBSONROCPOET.COM

photo: Eliot Aether

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Hi, my name is Karen Gibson Roc and I am the creator of NevahBlackDown. I am a Mother first and foremost. Poetry is my gift and I use it to speak to my own heart as well as those who choose to let my words in. NevahBlackDown is an ongoing conversation that I am choosing to have with those who care to listen. I share my work and the work of others who feel that art, voice, and expression is a powerful means to share positive imagery and inspiration.

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