My Truth

Looking beyond what is there,

I see Detroit.

The beautiful struggle.

I see,

children run a foot race in the street,

littered with trash.

Sunshine lightly dusting needles that

were needed to sting the dope fiend.

I hear,

the sound of gun shots backed by a string

of screams that sing us to sleep, sweet dreams.

Under the overpass,

people lay waiting to pass over,

in hopes of being born again as they are.

I see,

Cops and robbers,

motherless mothers and fatherless fathers.

It gets harder as the strong become harder.

Blind to recession.

The poor have always been poor.

Black, white or otherwise.

I see,

super humans,

with the uncanny ability to survive.










Copyright © 2011 Daunt'e Loper


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia

Clap, Clap CLap, Encore, Encore, What you would hear if this comment had sound. Great Work Of Art!


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Powerpoe1 5 years ago

Hello Daunte,

Nice work and blessings~ Voted Up & Rated Beautiful~


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Honorable woman:)


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks Powerpoe


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Wow... that was very powerful! Amazing...


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thank you Romancer:)


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Naomi Rose Welty 5 years ago from Savannah, GA

Daunte, beautiful work. I was born in Detroit but have no memory of it. Your poem brought tears to my heart.


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan Author

Thanks Naomi

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