Untitled -- 2.16.2006

My poetry,

can stand on its own

my poetry

just like me, has grown

my poetry

cluttered in a pack

will stand tall

and make its own path

through harden streets

which have seen

older poets with their

own tough skin

fall in harden defeats

my poetry,

will earn its critiques

standing and walking

those crowded streets

after all have taken

their shots in a group

after being outnumbered and beat

my hardened skin will allow me

to earn respect and make my way in

this is the story

of me and my poetry

© Joe Pike

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