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
No real MALE role modeled Nature
Raised as a specimen, in a Project called Mitchell’s
The visual, another mental note from my past
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!
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
This was inspiring. Outstanding vocabulary and flow. Very enjoyable and real. I loved your imagery, and vision. True art.
I agree with the others. This is awsome. I'm curious, why didn't you publish it as a hub?
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