Dhani Tackles Poetry: ‘Confused I Am’

Travel Blog  •  Dhani Jones  •  05.18.09 | 2:12 PM ET

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NFL linebacker and Renaissance man Dhani Jones hosts the Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe.

Like any good Renaissance man, he’s writing poems inspired by the travel experiences featured on each show.

The topic of tonight’s journey: Sambo in Russia.








Confused I Am

Don’t try to understand it…

Don’t think twice and interpret the language they mutter under their breath…

A beat that is more harsh, a tone too direct…

It’s a different world where we come from and a different one where we’re going…

I’ve landed and I’ve gone nowhere, understood nothing, and have yet to breathe the air of Mother Russia…

A world apart from any other place…

A world unto itself, where a mini skirt and a fur hat mean nothing at all, but the voice it represents means everything…

A very cold place, a resonance felt from every edge of society as they rule the world we know not…

I sit and I wait for the challenge ahead…

The discovery of the day, the unveiling of the truth…

I sit and I wait for the knowledge to be attained, the borscht I eat the vodka I drink…

A Russian select, yet my mind is misguided by guided thoughts of misinterpretations…

My mind has been trained by the weak, yet weaken by the many painting of the Hermitage and confused by Sambo…

It’s a world of movement combat to allow those who never knew to still know not…

A world of gates opened and closed by the unassuming and elderly…

We put them to the side, they invite them in…

We could learn from those who have learned so much…

Yet we exist as opposites attract…

We move in unison in differing direction and ideals of passing time…

It is our destiny to co-exist yet we know not that we exist even now…

Makalani ‘09

 


An NFL linebacker, fashion entrepreneur, environmental philanthropist, community volunteer and all-around Renaissance man, Dhani Jones hosts the Travel Channel show Dhani Tackles the Globe, where he travels the world exploring the ways in which traditional sports help to define culture.


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