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Innocent Man

A poem by Anthony Laurry


I am an innocent man,
going to college to clear my name,
to prove to myself and others that I am smart.
I am an innocent man.
To them I am a retard.
To them I am dumb.
To me I am not.
To them I am a mistake.
To me I am not.
To them I don't know anything.
To me I know.
To them I am wrong.
To me I am right.
I am ready to tell the world
I am an innocent man.

— Anthony Laurry

Anthony Laurry's play The Dishwasher was performed at the Rex Theater. He lives in Dormont. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.

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