April 5, 2019

The Message

by Gary Field (author's profile)


The Message

I've got a message for the man in the street
Who it appears to me has been blinded
Without the woman you'd be obsolete
I think it's time that you were reminded

She's like a flower trampled under your feet
Worse sweet scent is wasted on the air
Yet somehow in your macho conceit
It seems to me that you're unaware

A precious gem in the palm of your hand
That you treat as if a common stone
Brothers it's time that you understand
That she's Queen in need of a throne

You see her flesh and ignore her soul
With hardened hearts, you can crush her spirit
And though you need her to make your whole
When she cries out, you can't even hear it

I've got a message for the nan in the street
Who it appears needs to be reminded
Without the woman you'd be incomplete
You'd search for peace and you'd never find it

Through God's Grace we've been given a gift
And you can't even see behind the wrapping
The love inside, you just set it adrift,
Left with the sound of one hand clapping

Like as one-eyed king in the land of the blind
You think you've get it all figured out
But one day you'll awaken to find
That you've been left with the shadow if doubt

You won't miss your water till the well runs dry
And you're left to suffer in your thirst
Some women's daughter will just wave goodbye
To the apology that you'd rehearsed

How long do you think she'll play your game
Until her own heart begins the hardened?
Brothers, you'll only have yourselves to blame
When she begins to ten to Her own garden

A place where flowers aren't carefully plucked
Where swollen grapes grow upon the vine
Her own place where she can reconstruct
Her sense of self and find peace of mind

I've got a message for the man in the street
What you've lost. I hope one day to find it
And I'd sip that nectar that's oh so sweet
Just the way that God had designed it

I'd be there to wipe the tears from her eyes
And let lay her head upon my chest
I'd be there to hear her whispered sighs
To satisfy her and to give her rest

You've held a jewel in the palm of your hand
And treated it like a common stone
One day soon, perhaps you'll understand,
Why I chose to place her on a throne


Gary Field
DC# M05338
Everglades, CI
1599 SW 187 Ave.
Miami, FL 33184


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Tsrhodes Posted 1 year, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 10 months ago   Favorite
Hi Gary! I am in love with this poem. I'm an AP Literature student in high school and have an assignment this weekend to write a two-page paper analyzing any poem of our choice. Your use of diction, juxtaposition, and metaphor caught my interest immediately and I just wanted to let you know that I am analyzing your work for my assignment! You will be credited of course. You're super talented.
- Tereza

tenzintenzin Posted 1 year, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 10 months ago   Favorite
Hello Gary.
That is a pretty fantastic piece of work.

You are a lyrical poet,
In case you didn’t know it!

I tried and failed!
All the best

Gary Field Posted 1 year, 2 months ago.   Favorite
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