I have staggered along the cement squares
Drank the bitter till night was morning fair
Danced with hollow souls of high and low the well.
Been a man of woes a man alone out here
I’ve known the shift of sand like dreams that go
I know the song of need left to mold
But I never let you down . . .
I have been your best broken friend
Your porcelain confidant
Lifting you . . .
Though I could no longer soar
© 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.
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