"The Making Of A Classic"

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"The Making Of A Classic"

The Making Of A Classic 

Little did I know...
lo and behold...    
the path that I chose...
made the world so cold...

but without enlightenment...
I cannot grow...
and without entitlement...
I cannot flow.

I can be a tidal wave...
if I might show...
light to the souls...
while firing the coals...

because...

there's more to reaching your destination than admiring your goals.

I'm voting for a higher empire at the polls...
not the Lee Press On-upper echelon...I suppose...
makes me more multifaceted...a dodecagon wearing clothes...

overload...

there are no red hexagons in my overtones...
and no need to cry over spilled milk...
or broken bones...
because the numbers don't lie...

numbers expose.

A pentagon or a pentagram...
something you chose...
a telethon or a telegram...
money arose.

Hands open...
eyes closed...
for these non-musical notes that make the world go...

twist...
spin...
twirl...

on its axis.

Greenbacks root evils...
but black Jack's not making the black list.
We love warm flapjacks...
but we're naked and hapless...
we're locked in this struggle till we vacate the atlas...
circus freaks performing painstaking back flips...
circle those performers...

aim...
snap...
click...

snapshot of a nations pain...graphic
Explanations for disdain...the same...static
Last days' reign will remain...spastic...
Not for the sake of stating a claim...drastic...
but I am searching for the point when this reality became...
.
.
.
classic.    



© 2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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knight4696 commented on "The Making Of A Classic"

05-03-2010

Do I sense a longing for a phrophetic reality to come to life? Seems you've created much to ponder within this piece. It has a dark yet enlightened feel to it. Btw your rhyming and flow is spot on. Great job! Ken

MalikPeterson

09/17/2010

Thanks ken...glad you liked it...and sorry...didn't see this comment before lol. My bad!!!

jyothi commented on "The Making Of A Classic"

05-02-2010

You've perfect combinations of words ,I'm learning some from you.

MalikPeterson

09/17/2010

thank you...I am glad you find it enjoyable :)

AmadeusEx commented on "The Making Of A Classic"

04-25-2010

wish id written this...id scream it, whisper it from a nightclub pulpit...you take so much care choosing each word, so unlike me, i let the chips falls where they may, still though, loved it and i have noticed your subtle change in style since when i first read you....its spare, more structured, but its impactful...great job malik

MalikPeterson

05/01/2010

Thanks much amad...I am glad you liked it and thought so highly of it. Yea...I am branching out a bit and experimenting with some things...trying not to be boring...lol. Thanks much again for dropping in.

mdpoetgirl commented on "The Making Of A Classic"

04-20-2010

Not sure I understand this one, because it's so vast and goes a little off course, but thx for sharing

MalikPeterson

05/01/2010

You are welcome...send me a PM and I will let you know what I am talking about...I have to read it again myself because they come to me and they leave me as storage on paper lol. I do appreciate you stopping by though :)

litldeer commented on "The Making Of A Classic"

04-19-2010

Another great masterpiece from one of my favorite poets. This poem had me mesmerized. Thank you for sharing. Great piece.

MalikPeterson

05/01/2010

Well I thank you for reading and so glad I have made it on your list of favorite poets. That is an honor...and I appreciate it immensely :)

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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