Nov. 4, 2013

I'm In Too Deep

by Carlos Brown (author's profile)

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I'm In Too Deep

I'm in too deep
Love is a scrambled nest egg to detangle
The concrete walls of my heart are 25 feet
So don't dangle me hope
Love can't see hope from my angle
My freedom is steep
Steeper than nineteen years of ink shy of life
Bleeding from letters sent faithfully
With answers seldomly received
This story was conceived from my scars
Emotions are razor wired and barbed
Feelings no longer deceive me
You can shiv me with I miss yous
And I'll survive every hoodwink
To talk phone calls
Talk letters and talk visits
But we both know talk is cheap
Even spare time is a luxury
I'm in too deep.

..Carlos "Sundiata Ibn Islam" Brown

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sylah Posted 4 years, 10 months ago. ✓ Mailed 4 years, 8 months ago     1 Favorite
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This is a beautiful poem that seems to capture the ways in which your surroundings shape your emotions with great poise. Your language is moving. I hope to read more from you.

mgrew078 Posted 3 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Carlos, my name is Mitch. I really love your work it is incredible I really hope to hear more from you. I don't know if this message goes directly to you but if it does I really hope to hear back from you.

punkassbutch Posted 3 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
This is absolutely stunning. Reading this, my heart ached for your situation.
"Steeper than nineteen years of ink shy of life
Bleeding from letters sent faithfully
With answers seldomly received
This story was conceived from my scars
Emotions are razor wired and barbed"
These words spoke to me especially. They reached into my soul and tore out emotions I had forgot to feel. Thank you for your beautiful words. This poem, and all your others. You are a true talent and your work should never be forgotten or looked past- your mind is a true beauty- never forget that. Never take the neurons in your skull for granted- for no number of days behind bars can ever lessen the yearning for life you possess. Thank you. Thank you for staying strong and taking value in your work.
Love and Light,
Maya

Anniekins.aka.drea1970 Posted 1 year ago.   Favorite
Trapped beneath the layers he lies,cold, frightened, scared, trembling inside, suffocating in his own demise, sick, tormented, with no where to hide,holding onto a broken weapon, chained by his own deceptions, as he struggles through this life he tries, he sips on his cup of empty words and cries, he drops to his knees, tired and scorned, taking refuge in his word, praying for some peace, he starts to weep, his chains are broken, and he's released, from this cold dark place, by his grace, standing tall, breaking down his walls, breathing in new life, winning the fight, running free into the light.
Square Bear Drea, From Camano Island, Washington

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