I don’t typically write poetry using rhymes, but sometimes the mood just strikes me. When I do write using rhymes, I wish I could record the reading because I feel my cadence makes more sense that way. In any case, read the poem below. Poetry is open to many interpretations, and if you have the time, I’d be interested in knowing yours, or your thoughts period.
Bumping in the dark trying to find my direction
Feeling pretty good but upon further inspection
It seems I lost my way many miles ago
With no miles to show, and no tread left on these tires, man I’m tired
So it’s hard to go back and redo my journey
Even when my family and friends try to do things to turn me
And it’s not that I don’t want to, I just see it ending in failure
That’s a feeling, for me, that’s all too familiar…or is that just me?
So I found my way to cope in this life so dear
It can’t be just about success or enhancing my career
It’s about living carefree and soaking in the adrenaline
And reliving those moments by telling those stories again and again
Not sure how I went so far left steady trying to convince everyone else that I’m alright
Feeling so far off from being centered when I’m laying down at night
But when the light shines in the morning I can put it on again
Leaning on the addictions that are like metaphorical friends
The stogs, the blunts, the sweet and dizzying concoctions
Seem to move me in slow motion so I can weigh my options
Which seem like none,
But I should fight some, for the good life huh?
Yeah, I’ll let you tell it
As I write my words to you, DEAR LIFE!!!
Can you hear me calling out waiting for you to get at me
Or are you sitting back and laughing at me casually
It’s a battle out there and I don’t think any of us are winning
We might need your mercy to let us start all over…from the beginning
My ups and downs, my rights and my wrongs
Maybe the answers are buried in versus and psalms
But how do you help the mute and the illiterate
I’m stressed out here and I need an edge…just a little bit
Or life, I might just get rid of it,
I feel like an idiot
So in closing, I’m shining the light hoping you finally see
That I’m holding on for dear life, to come rescue me.