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.
You can say it
© 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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