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Jimmy Santiago Baca

(2 January 1952 / Santa Fe, New Mexico)

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Who Understands Me But Me


They turn the water off, so I live without water,
they build walls higher, so I live without treetops,
they paint the windows black, so I live without sunshine,
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  • Gold Star - 13,751 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/16/2014 11:17:00 PM)

    Let there not be such miserable situations to human beings where their freedom is curtailed, walls are painted in black and dark and water supply is cut off and alienated from the mainstream of human life which is against natural freedom and love of life itself. A poem with a difference but however relevant to make such precautions to maintain the freedom and justice to man. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 385 Points Willian Menuci (10/16/2014 12:00:00 PM)

    Maybe not so well written or stuff, but I still loved the message he tries to pass on.
    Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,047 Points Elena Sandu (1/28/2014 6:30:00 PM)

    . If each man of this world could only once deepen into self to find out that true happiness is not in what we have or touch, the human kind would quit doing such harm we do today to our mother land. A poem to teach the essence of our lives. I am very grateful for reading it, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,756 Points * Sunprincess * (11/25/2013 5:59:00 PM)

    this is beautiful, sometimes when you go this far down...you find yourself and you find God :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Konjit Berhane (11/2/2005 1:32:00 AM)

    a very beautiful poem, one of the best i read. It touches every one i think.
    so keep the good work.

    koni (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vidushi Khera (10/4/2005 9:15:00 AM)

    Amazing poem...i think it's really true...we find ourselves when no body is ready to look out for us...and in that we find great comfort and we can understand the beauty of our lives even in the darkest of times! !
    Wonderfully expressed poem
    Luv
    VidZ (Report) Reply

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