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No Fancy Parade

By Michael Riley
An Original Poem by Michael Riley

 

If I make it to the top don't give me no fancy parade

For the path that I chose was a simple one

Full of footprints that were already made

 

The best of the best traveled along a bare and perilous track

In search of freedom whose price was so high

There were no tickets back

 

If I make it to the top please save your accolades

For my feet were not shackled not a lash did I receive

No decisions at the end of barrels and blades

 

My roots have not been torn from their garden of birth

Then planted on another land's distant shores

 

Nor have I labored from sunup to sunset

Until blood instead of sweat ran from my pores

 

Burdened by strife yet driven by faith

Toiling without thoughts of rewards

 

My ancestors slept on beds made of straw

In houses fashioned from old boards

 

Still, despite all of the adversity and pain

They endured and rebuilt their will

 

The best of the best had to climb a mountain

While I struggled to get up a hill

 

So, if I make it to the top by following that path

Which someone else has already made

 

Don't take it too personally when humbly I say

Don't give me no fancy parade.

 

Copyright © 2004 Michael J. Riley. All Rights Reserved Registration Number / Date: TX0006061867 / 2004-11-03 Essence Magazine Anniversary Issue

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