Treasure Island

Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

Initiation


After I stumbled through the gauntlet, after they had hit me
As hard as they could,
Some there only because there was someone else
To be brought in, I joined them
In greeting the new ones, the frightened and longing ones,
And I punched as hard and as much as I could, something
Filling in me I would tell you was a thrill
Only because I had no better word for it.
There was another word for it: violence
Made my mother impatient with me, she would call me evil,
And I knew what she was trying to talk to me about—
How much I hated,
How much I wanted and how greedy wanting made me.
What I wanted most were better words.

Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Initiation by Forrest Hamer )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. My mattress, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. أولوية, مالك حداد
  3. Finding Self, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  4. سأهبك غزالة, مالك حداد
  5. To my one and only (April 3,2014), Didith Marcelo
  6. de compras, Von Kimball Barney
  7. المهمة التي أنجزت, مالك حداد
  8. سأهبك الشاطئ, مالك حداد
  9. المخاض العظيم, مالك حداد
  10. أيذكر الصيف؟, مالك حداد

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Twice Shy, Seamus Heaney
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. First Lesson, Philip Booth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]