"The Passer By"


  • The World
    • MalikPeterson

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    This is another oldy.

    "The Passer By"

    The Passer By

    I see more than the sea shells on the sea shore
    I pass by each door with the intention to be more
    Than before mentions of street lore complete detours
    Through these wars that rage on despite Peace Corps
    Deep core? My vision keeps on even through sleep snores
    So that I reach more vivid images than when we beseech chords
    When each board I see attains a level high enough I seek wards

    Psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, 
    Antagonize, scrutinize, implement paralysis 
    Wash out, clean up, commence the dialysis
    Realize, recognize, give way to the amethyst 
    The blue, the gold, the green, the red, the canvases 

    This is the vision of mine as the passer by
    Sometimes I pass out as I look at the sky
    The insight, beyond sight I see and ask why
    No one else sees past the black and white 
    I’m color coded through the left and right
    All I see is bright except for bright, it’s extra bright
    The next is night, ridden intent on providing electrolytes
    To the dry hues of a constricted and congested light
    Confess I might, a supernatural suggested contrite

    This is not…

    This is my view from lowlands to mountains high
    This is my reason to look at the sky, and confound a sigh
    This is why, everything I see serves to mystify when I magnify
    This is what I envision providing moisture to the canvas dry

    This is how I view the world as I am passing by

    © 2008-2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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    Madelynn commented on "The Passer By"


    YEP, this could not be a more perfect veiw of spiritual perception, unless the ghost of what is 'really there' jumped out and said BOO! I totally dig everything you painted on this journey..and I get it, I so get it! The eyes of a true poet are a force to be reckoned with!-you have let us in to you alternative sights, let us see through your big browns..and all a reader can really say to that my dear genius, is thank you.-Maddi



    Well I was reading along and thinking of ways to thank you for this fantastic comment until I saw the word genius...so casually thrown in there as if it was a natural thing to say...but I am no genius...unless you insist...then I have no choice but to try to live up to those standards. :) Also...I am glad you enjoyed the trip through my eyes and hope that you keep wanting another ride. Appreciation exists here on a mucho grande type of level :) Cheers!!!!

    AmandaT commented on "The Passer By"


    I agree with Ginga...I love the beat, the flow of the words. I can imagine you reciting this in the crowd and blowing everyone's minds away. Great Job!!



    Thanks...you think? :)

    ginga commented on "The Passer By"


    Superb beat, and the rhymes blow me away! I love that you stay so focused and tight in your scheme of crafting poetry. I am WOWED . ginga



    Thanks ginga...I am glad I was able to wow you...that means a lot and I thank you for conveying such a state. I appreciate it always :)

    bklynrizz commented on "The Passer By"


    Nice one Malik. A very powerful write that you maintain through out. Well done.



    thanks Pete...glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

    dancinghawk commented on "The Passer By"


    MP style ... the hook catches and every word awakens some new particle of the brain, while the author draws the line tight ... the first line is enough to thrill, and what follows does not disappoint ... another intriguing write ... nicely done! -dh



    dh!!!!!...thanks for "passing by" lol I am glad you were intrigued and you let me know as much :) I appreciate you always and find your comments full of wisdom...:) cheers!!!!!!!!

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

    MalikPeterson’s Poems (52)

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    "Media Collateral Ligaments" 40
    "Note To Self" 19
    "Survivor Series" 9
    "Play It By Ear" 12
    "On Pleasure I Land" 25
    "Siamese Nightja-wu" 3
    "Love Story v1: Jade and I" 22
    "Would You Still Love Me?" 32
    "Yesterday's Future Present" 18
    "She's Deeply In Love" 26
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    "A Heartfelt Debate" 8
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    "Normality" 9
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