by Abe Draper
As i petition new adventure
my land does guarantee
acceptance to a new platoon
horizons yet unseen.
a heart withstanding dang'rous ground
a head absurd, at best,
i lend myself to others wants
the devil is my guest.
My head is low,
the prayer sincere,
a time for man's demand.
Though, true the relic of my faith,
I doubt the hour'glass sand.
I leave behind my love, my life
who promised fears would flee,
today i set upon my task
to shed my purity.
When time comes
my eyes are drawn,
tis darkness i perceive.
I learn there is a newborn child
to fill the void i leave.
Abe Draper was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and later moved to Cleveland, Mississippi, where his parents grew up. He attended high school at Bayou Academy, then finished
his education at Delta State University. At DSU he studied photography and graphic design. He's now living in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife Jenni, a nurse. He works in a photography studio downtown during the week and in a restaurant in Ridgeland on the weekends.
Want to leave a comment about Abe's poem?
Please visit our Message Board
or write Ye Editor at email@example.com.
Back to USADEEPSOUTH - I index page
Back to USADEEPSOUTH - II index page