Pen is mightier than the sword

Pen is mightier than the sword
Writing what I think, before I say it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FILLING GREAT SHOES..........20/30 (NPM)

We all have a path in life
and in that road, there is a moment.
when we step up and take some ones place.
as a man we're faced with difficult challenges
walking in the shadows of men before us
hoping that WE, individually,
will meet the expectations
successfully achieve
and leap all hurdles and obstacles in our way

from the time of birth,
before we could pray with hands
there lives a soul that searches for a new host
a second chance in life
with a new task

I'm, a black man
painted in brown shades
I'm a African American in groupings,
but there are no proofs
in truths of African in my DNA
there are already plans for me
to successfully not succeed
that my education high
but in low class separation
that Yale, Princeton and Harvard
will be a hand out
for smart black man's education
but that's not "their" foreseen destination
You see, for me
they see poverty where I'm living
foster homes before I reach my teens
Juvenile detentions will be a second home
robbery would be the job I own
selfishly impregnation to several queens
B & H's is there name born from my lips for me to demean
hired help to public service
is my qualification
why third worlds get better situations

They're counting on me from day of birth
they hope I be the big brother
someones role model
and great father
and one woman lover
a truth by God's will
Spiritually guided from the blood spill
all Met protector with zero kills

but demons are birth in the world with my Angels
wrong and right choices becomes my angle
if my destiny is set
I will have control of what's destined for me
a brown black man's prayer
take me there
let me try on the good pair
the shoes I will fill
towards a death degree of somewhere.

These shoes.

By LeRoy Goetzendanner


  1. Very nice :) Those are big shoes to fill!

    Ok, wheres my poem ;)

  2. Mr Goetzendanner you're more intelligent and intuitive than any result of a Harvard or Oxford university education.

  3. Thank you all for the support, I know I don't say it enough but thank you for reading my experiences.