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Below is the poem entitled REFLECTION which was written by poet Prince Ekpemandu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The few i call my brothers
Are turning into niggas
those cute little things i couldn't take my eyes off
They've all ran off
To the deprived lands
In the city of lost souls
I want to join them
How i wish i could be them
But you cant make any different by being like everyone else

Happy home! happy homes
turning into obituary grounds
For those who lost there soul
To confusion

Play grounds turning into pimp grounds
Lass turning to guards
Belittling those things we stand for.....

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  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Free verse with a strong message. Enjoyed your thoughts Prince, nice to know you are still here! Soup mail

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:01:00 AM
    aww nice work, thanks for your kind comments on my poem God is great, God is greater than great my friend because the person I tried to help is now talking to me again and not only did they talk to me they even hugged me in church the other day wooo Praise be to God Amen.

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 9:09:00 PM
    this is a sad one and I enjoyed your "reflection" you expressed it well, Prince!

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 3:44:00 PM
    What a cultural thriller, Prince...I think each time I read it something new jumps out at me...wonderful free verse...this is the kinda free verse I love..passionate! Have a great rest of your weekend...thanks for reading and appreciating my poetry. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 3:17:00 PM
    there is such sadness in this one, yet it is very well written. Enjoyed! Thanks for your lovely comment on my poem. It's appreciated. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 9:53:00 PM
    I love this one Prince..