Treasure Island

Lenny Orlando Camacho


Eyes To The East


look
look closely
there's something
something you hadn't seen before
before you weren't paying attention
you didn't need to pay attention
you were too caught up into the sort of thing the others call life
but life isn't about pleasing tossing and turning
you used to be too caught up on the Machine to notice
used to
what now?
you are used to that sort of thing
the thing that most tend to denominate life
but life isn't about denominations wars holy wars race and colors
what now?
look closer
there's you hidden somewhere down in the folds of your soul
there's you, look feel see
there's you heavy laden with beliefs that aren't yours
with perspectives that aren't yours
with regrets that aren't yours
living a life that isn't yours, a lie a hipocritical tale
what now?
you know that somewhere down there you can choose differently
you understand what you want what you need who you are
what now?
choose to ignore?
or choose to come out in one final battle?
this is your call...

Submitted: Friday, September 06, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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  • Savita Tyagi (5/25/2014 9:11:00 PM)

    Wonderful. Loved the style, the format and the depth! All knitted in one great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/9/2013 10:23:00 PM)

    A poem with depth of meaning. And a poem in true sense otherwise simply an expression of thoughts. (Report) Reply

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    Have rated your poem. It is wonderfully written.
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  • Babatunde Aremu (9/6/2013 2:27:00 AM)

    A nice poem! The poet sounds like a great preacher with a lot of moral lessons. I like the theme. (Report) Reply

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