Rites of Passage – Author Demitri Tyler


I could be attached to a chain

at the bottom of the sea


I could be a runaway

with only a star to comfort me


I could be a series of

cruel jokes in American history


A shadow mourning the death of

It’s body that died mysteriously


Could be an out of place African

note in an English song-


My tongue does not remember

my mind cannot recall


This poem could have been a

tear left to wallow in defeat


I could have been



Broken then



I am thankful for those

that came before me.


© Demitri Tyler


Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”


About the Author

Writer, orator and activist, Demitri the poet with the Greek name that if translated would read “dedicated to, follower of Mother Earth,” is a rising voice out of San Francisco planting words of wisdom as if seeds beneath the flesh. His talents as a rapper formed his early years gaining him recognition as mc to watch in underground circles with performances at the Upper Room the cities hottest poetry/rap venue at the time as well as his activism in and around the community and state college campuses.

Family tragedy and the realities of life caused this man to hang up his music career and vanish for over ten years but it was time well spent for out of the darkness has emerged a streaking comet who has made the transition from rap to poetry look seamless.

Visit Demitri’s Author Page At:www.ctupublishinggroup.com/demitri-tyler.html

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