Chris Clingman

(01/28/1993 / Out of God hands)

I once was


I once was a kid
but now i am a teen
i used to love to laugh
and now i hardly smile

i once was a fighter
but now i am a lover
i will turn away a fight
unless you attack my heart

i once was a pup
but now i am a wolf
as i work to build my mind
i also work to build my strength

i once was a firey blaze
but now i am a cooling ember
i used to burn with hate
but now i burn with love

i once was an artist
but now i am a poet
i used to draw how i felt
but now i write how i feel

Submitted: Friday, May 08, 2009
Edited: Friday, May 08, 2009

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  • Hazel Durham (4/17/2013 5:24:00 AM)

    We all change hopefully for the better, life teaches us so much!
    Great rhythm and flow, Excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • Alex Medina (6/16/2012 11:19:00 AM)

    Great show of your transformation. I can relate with basically all of it. I especially liked the last stanza. (Report) Reply

  • Amber Glistener (4/12/2012 6:26:00 AM)

    We should never burn with rage but always with love, for that is what the great Lord has given us. I can also relate to this poem and you take my breath away with your works. Keep on going... (Report) Reply

  • Seairra Kyger (6/17/2009 11:46:00 AM)

    aww that was super cute
    i like i like
    its wierd how even tho were so young
    we can still see changes in ourself (Report) Reply

  • Sara- rae (5/24/2009 11:26:00 PM)

    you know if i didnt have to write 20 words for this comment to go through, i would only write one

    beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Wilma Horne (5/11/2009 7:29:00 AM)

    Really good. It really shows how you are changing from being 'hard' to something moldable and loving.10++ (Report) Reply

  • Lady Black Rose (5/8/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    you are changing into something very wonderful and lovable! ! !
    i like that alot....+10

    Evil Bunbun (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (5/8/2009 7:40:00 AM)

    and you are changing... and change is life
    and you are feeling... and feeling is life
    and you are expressing... and expressions are life!

    10.. Ali (Report) Reply

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