For Some the Streets are Life by Demitri Tyler

On freeway under paths

Where cardboard boxes replace the humble abode

Where bed sheets are plastic and pillows but mounds of soil

For some the streets are life.


Ronnie makes his living on the corner- This is his life.


The same one that snuffed older brother abused his mother Locked daddy out of sight

Before he experienced life.


For some the streets are life

Filled with not enough razor cuts

Forced hunger strikes

Bone chilling nights.


On piss filled stairs

No one cares

When humanity cries

Let alone a child.


Go on

You can say it

Unfortunate right?


© Demitri Tyler


Excerpt from the book Measuring For Balance

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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.

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