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2016 WORDS UNLOCKED FINALIST: Bricks

Poem: Bricks

School/Facility: Wasatch Youth Center
Teaching Artist: Bonnie Shaw
Poet: N.P.

POEM TITLE: Bricks

Bricks, I see them every day.

They each have a name.

Cuz none are the same.

Regret. Lies. Selfishness. Shame.

Regret, for the pain I caused,

Lies, for the love I lost,

Selfishness, for the hurt I applaud,

Shame, no Fame, for this life isn’t a freaking Game.

Bricks, they’re solid, yet I hope to break free,

But I can’t have what I cannot see.

 

From inside my cell I feel pain.

As they say – Without pain, there’s no gain,

Avoiding the situation because I feel the pain,

I hide in the dark,

Away from the arrow that will eventually hit its mark,

Gouge a wound so deep,

It will leave a scar.

Just the way words affect the heart,

But we know where it comes from,

At least that’s a start.

 

Bricks, they’ll be there till I tear them down,

to rise up, smile and not frown,

Become the king I was meant to be,

And accept the crown.

 

Fun time is over,

And let it be known,

Waste no time for others who don’t care,

And become the man I want to be,

If I dare . . .