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The Vent

im livin in a world, where all eyes on me.
trying to curve my own route.
but route 66 keeps finding its way to me.
ive been plenty sick, in all the events layed before me.
even when i reflect to my lowest points
i dont regret any of the choices
That I’ve deployed in my era
A lot of it by error, but hey
We live in hell conditions and there ain’t no air condition 
Or any guidelines when life throws you in the sidelines
But when hindsight twenty twenty hits
You’ll begin to understand life’s a bunch of equations and you in the mix of it
An you’ll have to think twice, before running into a situation and becoming the best of it
it’s what got me here, it’s what got us here
Ran with my thoughts blazing up to her place and
Guess what happened next
She opened up heaven’s gate
And just before late I slipped out
Simply put 
I’m a Grown ass man
Doin his thing, waitin to blow up like an old land mine
In doin what he drools over
But time after time 
Something decides to creep up and cover the light
Lost my way
Then I revoked to ever know, I ever thought that way
But in the in between time, that in the mean time 
Spent a lot of time
Gettin pissed off just to medicate and lift off
Don’t need Don Perion to sip off
Already had my way with the bottle
Even thought to get back with the trouble and rejoin the hustle
That’s just what happens to a man who really knows his old ways
Whos tired of making ends meet and ponders getting back to the streets.
Memory sets in and he remembers an O.G. saying
No matter how tall your pockets stand when you ball
Eventually times gonna make you fall
And I as I pull myself together 
I don’t wanna end up like the twin towers rubble
I mean no offence to nine eleven but at that time I probably could have used a reverend
But all that’s irrelevant now
because i live with a different perspective now

there you go you made it to the end :-) comment if you like, constructive criticism wanted as well.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 2:04:00 PM
    That's a serious vent Pat; very creative!

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 10:58:00 PM
    PAT CONGRATULATIONS on having your poem featured this week........ Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Hi Pat, . Congratulations!!! It's nice to see your poem Featured on the soups Home Page, this past week :-) goodnight~ Luv* LINDA *

    roswell Avatar pat roswell
    Date: 8/20/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you lol :) if only i knew how i got featured.
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Dropped back to see if you posted any more poems. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

    roswell Avatar pat roswell
    Date: 8/20/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks. I know its been awhile. I have a couple more that I'm going to put on here very soon. My schedule has my spare time limited.
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:12:00 PM
    I feel this has lots of flow, there is an undertow of pain but somehow your positivity flows through the piece and it feels very hopeful. Great job.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 4:02:00 AM
    - Hello new member: Pat. - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here with us. - I look forward to reading more in the future. - Have a good time and I wish you luck. - (Give and receive comments) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Thank you both for the comments :-) Hey Skat, when you say it doesn't have much of a flow. what do you mean? keep in mind I've never taking any writing classes, read any poetry books, or any kind of study in this area.

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Hello Pat, much can be said here. But, that's what poetry's about we write and let lose, great going and i noticed, your poem does not have much of a flow. however, It is a free verse poem, and i hope you got much off your back.... enjoyed... welcome to poetry soup. Have yourself a nice day.... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 6:06:00 AM
    well Pat, your first poem is long and awesome. and this write sure takes the cake when it comes to venting. amazing I like it, and the twin tower line. Welcome to the soup. Linda