Inside the Mind

    Poetry by Valid

    Inside the Mind

    Study Roman works

    From Homer to Lucretius

    Been cultured since I was a fetus. 

    Real recognize real and I mean this.

    A poet’s darkness is the meanest.

    One day when the seed sits

    My son will read this

    And he will breathe this

    Believe this.

    Me and you we need this.

    One day I hope to guide you

    Someday follow what’s inside you 

    Twenty two years and I still try to

    Live like my mother was alive too. 

    Been five years and I still cry too.

    With my eye to the cloud

    I try to make you proud.

    I try to take the crowd

    try to shake the loud

    Noises and bad choices.

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