The Image

by The Brown Suga Poet

I am the one
you are the we
they are the us
molded and shaped in our likeness
in the image of ourselves
in the image of our parents
in the image of our ancestors
in the living image of God
and they are the one
who will be the we
but they don't understand
they were created from a divine image
self esteem is just a cliche'
a phrase
a tale of tales
an empty feeling
submerged in the depths of the ghetto
drowning from the drops of poisionous venom
from their very own saliva
frenchkissing the tongue of death
mingling and mixing old and new
mixing and stirring
old and new pains
stirring and sifting
past and present
mingling, mixing, stiring, sifting
in the image

The Image by The Brown Suga Poet

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