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I’m Looking at My Future

  1. KFarrell People profile image54
    KFarrell Peopleposted 7 years ago

    I’m Looking at My Future

    I watched as the younger version of me
    Laying under an open window
    Wrapped in a comforter
    Involuntarily breathing and his heart beating
    Fast asleep without a care in the world
    No storm clouds brewing overhead in his young world
    No clashing of the Titans
    No War and Peace
    His only worries consist of: School…Chores…& Clothes
    Yeah…he’s wondering what he’s going to wear
    For the rest of the week
    I sat and wondered with night time vision…
    With all my talks…does
    My frequent speech, I hope I reach, and teach
    Him how to be, and become a better individual
    A stronger black male, a fully functional
    A Sharing Caring…Provider
    I thought back…While looking at my 16 yr old offspring
    Smiling…cause of the joy he brings
    What was I doing at 16 almost 17?
    Under the roof of a single black female
    Who Nurtured…
    My fatherless…
    No real MALE role modeled Nature
    Raised as a specimen, in a Project called Mitchell’s
    The visual, another mental note from my past
    Now Legible
    I whispered in his ear be INCREDIBLE!
    No matter what you do
    Be better than I am
    Go beyond who I am
    And travel further than where I am
    I am daring him to be Exceptional
    I’m looking at my future
    Wondering what his future could be
    I press, pray, and hope he is nothing like me
    I suggested to him, to be better than me
    At whatever it may be!

    K.Farrell People

    1. bhantak17 profile image57
      bhantak17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome imagery and detail!  If this poem is a true reflection of your life, I would like to congratulate you for having such a message to give to your son smile

      1. Taressa Klays profile image60
        Taressa Klaysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely beautiful...takes me back...then takes me forward, in my childrens lives and all the way back to my new grandchildren, gracing this world! Thank you for sharing.

    2. JacobYeager profile image61
      JacobYeagerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This was inspiring. Outstanding vocabulary and flow. Very enjoyable and real. I loved your imagery, and vision. True art.

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    Precious Williamsposted 7 years ago

    I agree with the others.  This is awsome.  I'm curious, why didn't you publish it as a hub?