I came up in a time
men were men
didn’t wear no earrings
ain’t hard to figure out
I came up in
Martin Luther King’s time
you take away the ass whuppin’s
you get people wearin’ pants below their belly buttons
where the nose goes
when the door’s closed
I love to see the Butterfly
I wasn’t a big guy
People thought big guys would eat me up
it was the other way around
my Olympic gold medal
gave all eleven of my kids a piece
it’ll come together again
when they put me down
This is a found poem taken from an article of quotes from the mouth of a legend.
I saw him fight when boxing was more than a brightly lit circus.
R.I.P Joe Frazier
We know your essence.
Posted with many others over at ABC Wednesday: The letter Q
The definition of a found poem is: Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original. Sourced from Wikipedia.
Another found poem of mine: Cheap Crazy Love Affair