Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Before I Leave the Stage

Before I Leave The Stage

Before I leave the stage
I will sing the only song
I was meant truly to sing.

It is the song
of I AM.
Yes: I am Me

I love Us with every drop
of our blood
every atom of our cells
our waving particles
-undaunted flags of our Being-
neither here nor there.

Alice Walker

1 comment:

  1. I especially like this poem for the simple fact that I'm in chorus and love to sing but can't really do it like I use to. This poem is deeper then that though, this poem to me means that you are to live your life the way you want. The theme for this poem I would have to say is confidence in someone to realize who they are and how strong they can be as a part of team. The mood of this poem is determination. I don't really think this poem has a rhyme pattern. Alice Walker draws a picture of a not so confident person saying this poem and becoming stronger and more confident in every word.