Burst a Grape ~ Poem

Burst a Grape by Joe Reid Kirby III

Burst a grape,

Don’t whine about it,

Or become violent …

You have the right to remain silent …

Also, the right to speak …


The only place my tongue belongs,

Is on her,

Not hidden in my cheek …


This is strength you’re looking at,

My inner voice told me I lost the weak …

Unclog the mouth of anything,

& watch it annoyingly leak …


Allow that unadulterated voice to be heard as a child,

To witness it grow,

Like the rising slope of a mountain,

Without a limiting peak …


If it’s truth you seek,

Live amongst truth-sayers …

Those who could honestly,

Sometimes brutally …

Narrate your week.


~ Joe Reid Kirby III 4/23/17

2017 3CupsOfJoe. All rights reserved.


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