It was a long and torturous way
In the hulls of beasts
Through the cold and turbulent waves
It was on a thieving wind
My forefathers wailed and groaned
In the scorn of their bonds
It was a plentiful trail
For the menacing sharks
All prowling in wait
It was and remains
The quietest crime
Engulfed by the sea
By the wrathful abyss
© William Wright, Jr.
Excerpt from the book Rhythms of the Eternal Uprising
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About the Author
William Wright, Jr. is a student from San Diego, California who wields a great passion for language and poetry. He was sixteen years old when he first fell in love with the art form and ever since, he has not deferred from its path. Writing has helped him when he was uncertain of his role in life. The craft brought him comfort when his fears were so immense and they seemed impossible to overcome. To this day he remains committed to writing at least one poem a day, every day, no exceptions. It is a practice that continues to serve him well.