The only thing that isn’t obsolete,
is the concrete
beneath my feet.
The concrete is true,
though grudgingly moved by time,
the same no matter whose blood paints it,
whether his, hers or mine
all things are obsolete,
save for the ground beneath my feet,
men are malleable
because their hearts are fallible
love corrodes
and the heart explodes.
But concrete remains solid
when untouched.
Through my lifetimes,
and as many times my soul
is reincarnated
and my body
is reinstated
the master truth that I have found,
is that you can trust nothing
but the ground.
So when compared to what is,
and what might be,
dreams come and go nightly,
but all dreams,
for all their wonder,
are unsure,
thus making them obsolete,
and the only real thing I can trust
is the concrete beneath my feet

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Trust no one, not even yourself. Trust what is solid and what you know wont fail you.

Never sure, but somehow always ready. Not dark. Just real.

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  • Natella2020
    Natella2020about 4 years ago

    I love this! Really really excellent writing—form, imagery, flow, strength, everything! I have my own interpretation of this idea which I hope to work on soon. :)

  • spanish
    spanishabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant! I’m loving your writing Shaquille.

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    Excellent writing. So profound and insightful, blew me away. A wonderful flow and rhythm to your work, really enjoyed reading this.

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being one of our first featured 12

  • Shaquille Stewart
    Shaquille Stewartabout 4 years ago

    holy shit really? i havent been on in a few days.

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    Really…congratulations, well deserved :-)

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