Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Robert Wood, iPaul Williams, iShoma Mittra, iRie Sheridan Rose, iMark Seltman, iAnn Marquette, iB. B. Riefner, i
  Home > Gay/Lesbian/Bi > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Blue Sleighty

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 122 titles
· 632 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Jan, 2005

   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Right To Remain Silent

· Ducking Out

· Blue's Singer AKA Roadkill Heart

· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume II

· My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume I

Short Stories
· Burning Cotton

· The World According to Bruno, The Shepherd

· Spider

· Kat. The Texas Cyclone.

· The Texas Tornado

· An excerpt from, Running Through The Hills

· An excerpt from, My Liza

· An excerpt from, The Dull Surprise

· An excerpt from, The Disappearance (#5)

· The Blues Singer (#1)

· Blue Sleighty on Recycling

· Blue Podcast Take 9,273,432

· Please Help Blue Sleighty

· For The College Girls

· Motherhood

· A List of ”Likes”

· Game Over

· An Eternal Flame

· A Hundred Dollars

· Calling In a Favor


· Kit

· Topsy Turvy


· Blessed

         More poetry...
· Getting Your Book Into IBook and Kindle

· If You Like My Stories- Check Out Burning Cotton

· My Secret Obsession Gets a Makeover!

· Check it Out on GOOGLE

· Inspiration

· Life

· Anthony Panecasio Produces Video Based on Graffiti

Blue Sleighty, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

by Blue Sleighty
Friday, July 23, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by Blue Sleighty
•  A List of ”Likes”
•  Game Over
•  An Eternal Flame
•  A Hundred Dollars
           >> View all 100

Someone asked me about my work in educating adults in the 3rd largest ghetto in the USA. This is my life.

Not unlike quicksand

Accidentally stepping in

Endangers the entrapped

To a fate of almost certain death

Suffocation likely

In this sinkhole of filth




Like discovering you are neck deep

In a thick swamp

Of rotting bodies

Mixing with the debris

Of the only perilous ground

You are allowed to try to stand on

Because the good stuff is reserved for better folk

So you grab what you can salvage

The good that drowns here helpless

Long ago abandoning

Any hope of salvation

All the weight that you can carry

Fingers aching in agony

As you strain not to lose the grasp

Of what you are determined to drag from that quagmire

Each step



But you hold on to your load

Some resist

Some cling

But the truth marches on

Strained red skin on your face

Showing through the filth caked upon you

From just being where you were always told never to go

Sweat and blood mixes with the unfathomable

And sometimes with the grace of God

The struggle lands a foothold

And all that you hang onto now stands on solid ground

Eyes blinded by lies they learned to believe long ago

Can now see the light

And all that you toiled to free

No longer roils in the muck

But enjoys the green grass and flowers of a Spring day


You stand there for a moment


And dive right back in





Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Art Sun 7/25/2010

to educate is to pss on the realty of life no matter where you are or where it is given
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/23/2010
Such power in this writing, it grabs and holds...and it's very fine indeed, Blue.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/23/2010
Punchy, very aggressively real, well dramatized in verse, a wonderful realistic rendering, well done, Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/23/2010
Powerful and moving. Bless you, Blue. -gene.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/23/2010
Strong and pull no punches and speak from the heart about a subject you are so obviously passionate about. It must be so hard to do what you do but the rewards at times must also be so great.


Books by
Blue Sleighty

Blue's Singer AKA Roadkill Heart

Buy Options

Ducking Out

Buy Options

Right To Remain Silent

Buy Options

My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume II

Buy Options

My Secret Obsession Erotic Lesbian Stories, Volume I

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

  1. Sisters of Anarchy: Political Celebrities
  2. In the Dark
  3. Assumptions
  4. Monk Eyeing a Bare Nipple on a Mannequin F
  5. Blackpowder Jesus: The Sundance Wives Mini
  6. A Chance For Love
  7. Midwife Petroglyph
  8. Koresh Complex: Dark Invader
  9. A Night with Rimbaud
  10. Windmills and Waterwheels in my 51st Year
  11. A Collision Occurred
  12. Blindside
  13. What's the Capital of Ignorance aka Dried
  14. Amish Table Flour and Vinegar Pie
  15. Phoenix Rises From the Rape of Persephone
  16. Harley Rider She Rang the Church Bell
  17. Part-Time Preachers and Hobby Horse Poets
  18. A Pretty Face
  19. Harasser
  20. One Shot Prayer

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.