lost my footing
went through the floor
a man who losses all—
friends to lean on
will be a lost complexion
can’t understand what the elders are
to get across to me
as distant my mind is
eyes were listening
my ears could not see what they were saying.
looked to the stars for balance
there was no comfort
here to listen to Blackman Preach read this poem.
BlackCommentator.com Spoken Word Columnist, Poet Blackman Preach (Cedric
T. Bolton), is a poet (spoken word artist) and producer, born in
and raised in Paterson,
New Jersey. Cedric received his Bachelor of
Arts degree from Western Washington University and currently resides,
with his wife, in Syracuse, New
York. He is the Founder of Poetic
Black Fusion, a writers' workshop that provides access and opportunities
to poets of African Ancestry living in Central
New York. He is also the co-founder of Voices
Merging, a student-run poetry organization (spoken word) at the
University of Minnesota that provides a social outlet for undergraduate
students to develop as writers, network and express themselves on
stage. He has been writing poetry for 14 years and is published
in the Ethnic Student
The Spokesman Recorder,
and St. Cloud Times.
here to contact Blackman Preach.