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Nov 17

#25 

It’s been a little while since the last entry, but time moves on. The thing about creativity is that you can’t put a time limit on inspiration.  I feel there is hu-man time and Divine time.  I prefer the latter.   

    

"TIMELESS"

I’M TIMELESS LIKE THE GREAT CIVILIZATIONS OF AXUM AND CUSH/ BEFORE MY TIME LIKE THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, GOD SPOKE TO ME THROUGH THE BURNING BUSH/ I’M A SIMPLE COMPOUND WITH A COMPLEX SYSTEM, EVERYTHING  I TOUCH TURNS TO GOLD/ AN ALCHEMIST, WITH AN OBSEQUIOUS , OBSIDIOUS, UBIQUITOUS, VOCIFEROUS  CONSCIENCE/ THE IMPETUS FLYING WITH THE WINGS OF ICARUS/ SYNCHRONOUSLY SYNCED INTO A SUCCINCT SPLENDIFEROUS, SERENDIPITOUS, HYPERLINK/ ONCE THOUGHT TO BE EXTINCT/ BUT VIBRATING ON A HIGHER FREQUENCY/ DISTINCT, WITH INSTINCTS EQUALING THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY/ I AM LIVING, BREATHING HISTORY/ FLIP THROUGH MY PAGES OF ANTIQUITY, ALL THE WAY TO THE GREAT UNIVERSITIES OF TIMBUKTU/ CRITICALLY AND ANALYTICALLY ADDING MENTAL IMAGES LIKE CHARLES BABBAGE’S DIFFERENCE ENGINE/ MY LOGARITHMS IN RHYTHM, TO EARTHS POSITION IN THE UNIVERSE/ I CONVERSE WITH MATHEMATIC EQUATIONS/ SHARING CALCULATIONS THAT GUIDE ME THROUGH THE ASTRAL CONSTELLATIONS/ WHERE TIME IS NON EXISTENT, EQUALLING INFINITY/ WHERE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN AN INSTANT, AND SOON BECOME A DISTANT MEMORY 

Feb 09

#24 

First post of new year.  I was inspired by the spirit of J Dilla.  I have listened to countless tracks of his over the years.  What stood out for me wasn’t only his beats, but his humble personality.  My perception of him was that he wasn’t a look at me producer, seeking the attention and fame of success.  He let his beats do the talking.  He is in the same mold of another Detroit legend, Barry Sanders.  Both were crafty, had impeccable
vision and were undeniably creative.  However, JD may be another year gone, but his memory will forever live on. This one is for you James Yancey.    

J DILLA TRIBUTE 


THIS COULD BE CONSIDERED AN ODE/ TO A RENOWNED SOUL, KNOWN ALL OVER THE GLOBE/ BEATS WERE SCIENCE, ARRANGEMENTS SEQUENCED IN CODE/ THIS FOR YANCEY, WHO KEPT IT GRITTY OR FANCY, A DJ AND MC, WHO CARRIED THE LOAD/ THE KING SHOULD DAWN THE ROBE/ SHOWED US A ROAD/ TO FOLLOW/ FASHION A STYLE, BUILD A MODEL/ TO EXPRESS OUR SOUL/ OUT OF THE SLUMS, THE GHETTO/ DELIGHTFUL DERIVATIVES DAWNING FROM THE D,  DYNAMO/ DIDN’T KNOW, HOW INFLUENTIAL/ HIS INSTRUMENTALS/ WERE MUSICAL CRESCENDOS/ APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE POINTS, ELEVATED OUR TEMPLES/ LIGHT REFLECTED IN OUR MENTAL/ TAKE PLEASURE WRITING TO HIS JOINTS, BLAZED THE PAD WITH A PEN OR PENCIL/ NO NEED TO CHECK HIS CREDENTIALS/ A LEGEND, IN THE FABRIC OF HISTORY, PERMANENTLY STENCILED/ ONCE IN A LIFETIME, MEMORABLE/ J DILLA, STYLE IMPECCABLE/ WE STILL IN DENILE OVER YOUR DEATH, BUT ALL YOU’VE LEFT, INCREDIBLE/ ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME, UNDISPUTABLE  

Dec 31

#23

Letting go of the past and seeing the present as a gift to the future.

"GOTTA LET YOU GO"

I’M TIRED OF WRITING ROMANTIC PIECES/ MY HEARTS BEEN BROKEN MORE TIME THAN LEASES/ THE LESSONS LIFE TEACHES/ THE WORK LOAD ONLY INCREASES/ TRYING NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES/ WE WERE COHESIVE, UNTIL SOMEONE PULLED OUT THE VAMPIRE STAKES AND GARLIC/ WE CHANGED MORE TIMES THAN PHONE NUMBERS, I CAN’T CALL IT/ CAN’T FAKE IT EITHER/ WIPING AWAY YOUR TEARS LIKE A WINDSHIELD WIPER/ YOUR HEART WAS PROTECTED BY VIPER, I HAD TO STAND BACK/ ANOTHER LOVE TKO, I WENT DOWN ON CONTACT/ ALWAYS ON THE DEFENSIVE, ALOOF, APPREHENSIVE, HAD NO TIME TO REACT/ THERE’S NO LOOKING BACK/ MATTER A FACT, I’M WALKING WITH MY EYES CLOSED/ YOU WERE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES, UNTIL OUR TRUST WE COMPROMISED, FOR OUR EGOS/ THERE’S NO GUARANTEE, AIN’T THAT RIGHT CHICO/ THERE’LL BE NO SEQUEL/ NO BRAKE UP TO MAKE UP/ THE SCARS RUN DEEP, GOING TO NEED FOUNDATION BEFORE MAKE UP/ STRAIGHT UP/ THAT’S WHERE WE WERE HEADED/ WE BECAME A THREE LEGGED, HORSE, RUNNING IN CIRCLES/ WE SLOWED DOWN TO THE PACE OFF TURTLES/ FOOLS IN LOVE/ UNTIL THE HONEYMOON WORE OFF LIKE A DRUG/ FINALLY HAD TO FACE OUR AUTHENTIC SELVES/ THIS WAS A FAIRYTALE/ GRIM, THE INSECURITIES, LACK OF MATURITY, KEPT US SHELVED/ WE NEVER EXCELLED/ OUR BATTERIES RAN OUT, DURACELL/ PLEASE RELEASE ME, LET ME GO FROM THIS JAIL/ THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A DARK KNIGHT, I’M NOT CHRISTIAN BALE/ I GOT NOTHING TO SAY, ALL I GOT ARE STORIES TO TELL/ OF HOW WE ROSE AND FELL/ HOW WE TRIED AND FAILED/ HOW WE SAW HEAVEN AND GOT BURNED BY HELL/ WAITING TO EXHALE/ BUT I WISH YOU WELL/ YAH IT HURT, BUT THIS AIN’T WORK, OUR LOVE AFFAIR BECAME STALE/ I KNOW, WE HAVE ROOM TO GROW, BUT RIGHT NOW I GOTTA LET YOU GO, FOR US TO SAIL

                                                                               

Dec 30

#22

Moving on into the New Year with new hopes and dreams. 

"TRANSCENDING"

WHEN MY TIME COMES I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY/ THAT I DID IT MY WAY/ IN ONE ACCORD/ I MIGHT HAVE BEEN LEAD ASTRAY, BUT I GOT BACK ON BOARD/ LIVED MY LIFE FOR THE LORD/ AS ONE OF HIS SOLDIERS/ I CARRIED THE WORLD ON MY SHOULDERS/ AND RELEASED THE BOULDERS/ AS I GOT OLDER, I BECAME EVEN MORE WISER/ IF THERE WAS ADVICE I GAVE YAH, I HOPE IT HELPED LIKE KAISER / FOR YOUR PERMANENT WAY/ I ONLY WANTED FOR US TO GET HIGHER/ THAN HAWAII’S MANU-KEA/ TO BE BORN AGAIN LIKE THE MESSIAH/ WITH A PASSION FOR LIFE BURNING HOTTER THAN A CALIFORNIA BRUSH FIRE/ IF I WAS IN DIRE STRAITS/ I STRAIGHTENED OUT LIKE LIFTING THEM WEIGHTS/ HOUDINI AND C THE MASTER OF GREAT ESCAPES/ MY FAITH THROUGH FATE/ HELPED ME TO CONTEMPLATE MY DIRECTIONS/ I SHIFTED LIKE TECTONIC PLATES, MY PANGAEA EVENTUALLY CONNECTED AT THE RIGHT INTERSECTIONS/ PROGRESSION WAS KEY/ TO THE POTENTIAL THAT LAID DORMANT INSIDE OF ME/ I SHAPED MY OWN REALITY LIKE PAVLOV’S METRONOME, A DREAMER LIKE DOSTOYEVSKY/ MY EXISTENTIAL STATE ALTERED MY FABRIC OF REALITY/ MY EXISTENCE, EXISTED SOMEWHERE IN THE NORM OF ABNORMALITY/ PRACTICALITY, WELL I WAS ACTUALLY A LITTLE MORE ON THE SIDE OF ORGANIZED CHAOS/ BUILT MY FOUNDATION WITH THE G.O.D, CARRIED MY OWN CROSS/ CAME ACROSS ANGELS THAT ENLIGHTENED ME, THEREFORE I WAS NEVER LOST/ EASILY FOUND/ WHEN YOU NEEDED ME I CAME AROUND/ LIFTED YOU UP, WHEN YOU WERE DOWN/ RESPECTED YOUR PEACE, DIDN’T MAKE A SOUND/ THAT’S WHAT I WANT THEM TO SAY BEFORE I’M BURIED IN THE GROUND/ I LIKE TO CLOWN, WHAT’S LIFE LIVING FOR IF YOU CAN’T SMILE/ MY SORROW NEVER NEEDED TO BE DROWNED, DEALT WITH IT FOR THE MEAN WHILE/ UNTIL I SHIPPED IT OUT WITH THE GARBAGE/ HANG THE DOG, BUT GIVE HIM HIS CHARACTER, ONE OF MY GRANDMOTHERS FAVORITE ADAGES/ IF I GOTTEN THIS FAR, THEN I’VE PASSED MY RIGHT OF PASSAGE/ MY BODY OF WORK IS MASSIVE, BUT I WATCHED MY WEIGHT/ WORKED OUT, WATCHED WHAT I ATE/ THE IRONY IS LOVED TO BAKE/ MY BATTER CONTAINED LOVE AND COMPASSION, WHICH MADE FOR ONE TASTY CAKE/ASK LITTLE DEBBY, LIFE IS SWEET EVEN WHEN WE THINK ITS BITTER/ THE NASTY TASTING STUFF IS REALLY WHAT MAKES US FEEL BETTER/ NEVER SAY NEVER/ BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHATEVER COULD HAPPEN WHENEVER/ I TOOK BABY STEPS, THEN BECAME THE HOT STEPPER LIKE  INI KAMOZE/ THE ALPHA CHAP SHOW DOG, THAT’S HOW I ROLL B/ OMEGA LAND IS LOOKING COZY/ MY FINAL RESTING SPOT ZION, HOLY/ I WASN’T CONCERNED WITH TROPHIES OR PRAISE/ OR HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW ME OR PERSONAL PARADES/ I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT SAYING THANK YOU AND ASKING PLEASE, PLUS HONORING THE LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS I MADE/ I WOULDN’T TRADE MY LIFE FOR ANY ONES/ I LOVED BEING ME…WHO….CHARLES WILLIAMS

                              

Dec 13

#21 
Check this one out, that is all I got to say.  This poem is self explanatory.  They say age isn’t nothing but a number.  I agree because experience is the best teacher, and there are those who have had an accelerated life course.  All of life is one big learning opportunity.  And it seems that love is the easiest subject to study and the hardest to comprehend.  The major function of disfunction is the connection between the heart and mind.  For me i’ve been told that I can express myself clearly when it comes to every topic, but my feelings.  This piece right here speaks volumes about my feelings towards love and relationships.                                                                                                                                            


"DIE FOR YOU"
 

WILL YOU BE THERE FOR C/ IF I COULDN’T SEE THE DIRECTION I WAS HEADED/ IF MY MORTALITY MADE ME A CASULTY/ LEAVING ME BROKE, DEJECTED/ KICKED OUT, EVICTED/ LOCKED UP, ARRESTED/ MY SIGNALS OFFLINE, BUT MY MIND IS CONNECTED/ I’VE ALREADY ELECTED TO HAVE MY PAST DISCREPENCIES CORRECTED/ I NEVER LISTENED TO WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY OR ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILTY/ MY LIFE IS IN DISORAY, THIS IS MY CURRENT REALITY/ NO STRANGER TO DISPEAR, ADVERSITY/ CHANGE, THERE’S NO GUARENTEE/ BUT COULD YOU STILL LOVE ME FOR ME, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR THE MAN WHO I PLAN TO BE/ MY WINDOWS STILL OPEN TO HOPE, PATIENT FOR POSSIBILITY/ SOME SEMBLANCE OF STABILITY/ SO CAN YOU ANSWER ME  

"WHAT’LL YOU DO IF THERE COMES WHEN I LOSE MY WAY? WHAT WILL YOU DO?                    OH I WOULD STAY FOR YOU, PRAY FOR YOU, IF IT WOULD HELP I’D EVEN DIE FOR YOU"

NO ONE WANTED TO SEE US TOGETHER/ IN YOUR EAR, TELLING YOU GIRL YOU CAN DO BETTER/ HE’LL NEVER AMOUNT TO NOTHING/ CONFUSED IF YOU STAY OR FORSAKE MY LOVING/ THE NAY SAYERS TRYING TO PUSH OUR BUTTONS/ I TURN A DEAF EAR TO THAT SORT OF DISCUSSION/ STILL TRYING TO WAKE UP FROM THIS CONCUSSION/ YOU THE ONE I PUT MY TRUST IN/ I’VE NEVER QUESTIONED YOUR LOYALTY/ IF MY QUEEN LEAVES IT WOULD HURT ME ROYALLY/ NOT WAITING IN VAIN LIKE BOB MARLEY/ THE CAGED BIRD SHOULD BE SET FREE/ TO EXPRESS HERSELF AS SHE SEES FIT/ IF I’M NOT IN HER FUTURE SCRIPTS, THEN IT’S WISE TO CALL IT QUITS/ LOVE HAS NO QUICK FIX/ DON’T GROW LIKE CHIA PETS/ WHO KNOWS WHAT COMES NEXT/ IT’S A GAME OF CHANCE THAT’S WHY WE PLACE OUR BETS/ BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION TO PUT OUR RELATIONSHIP INTO CONTEXT…

"WHAT’LL YOU DO IF THERE COMES WHEN I LOSE MY WAY? WHAT WILL YOU DO?                    OH I WOULD STAY FOR YOU, PRAY FOR YOU, IF IT WOULD HELP I’D EVEN DIE FOR YOU"
  

NO MORE SECRETS/ YOU WANTED TO RUN, I WANTED TO TAKE BABY STEPS/ WE ONLY RAN ITNO CONFLICTS/SHANKING OUR HEARTS LIKE CONVICTS/ IF YOUR LACK OF PATIENCE ADMITS, IT WAS THE REASON IT DID THE SPLITS/ LIKE GYMNASTICS/ THEN THE ACT YOU PUT ON DISPLAYED YOUR THEATRICS/ TAKE SIX/ TO REVIEW THE SEMANTICS/THAT IN THE END, WE WERE HOPELESS ROMANTICS/ FLAKING LIKE DANDRIFF/ OUR FREQUENCY INFREQUENTLY LOST ITS BAND-WIDTH/ OUR SUDARSHAN CHAKRA ERASED FROM THE SANSKRIT/ CHANTING OM, FOR CALM SINCE MY LOVE IS GONE, LIFTED LIKE A FORK LIFT/ I WAS IN THE PRESSENCE OF GOD, PURE BLISS/ A MOMENT, A SEASON, A LIFETIME, STILL A GIFT/ YOU’LL STILL BE MISSED/ BUT ALL I WANTED TO KNOW WAS THIS…

"WHAT’LL YOU DO IF THERE COMES WHEN I LOSE MY WAY? WHAT WILL YOU DO?                    OH I  WOULD STAY FOR YOU, PRAY FOR YOU, IF IT WOULD HELP I’D EVEN DIE FOR YOU"

Dec 11

#20

I am through with the teens and now i’ve entered the roaring twenties.  This is all a process of evolving and growing as an artist.  The number twenty in numerology is more spiritualistic than materialistic. All activities are motivated by a call of duty or for the fulfillment of some high objective.  This blog is my call of duty and i feel like i’m fulfilling a higher objective.  Every time I post a piece I know that it is going out into the universe.  And once it’s been released then I receive a sense of peace.  This next poem is an ode to self awareness and self worth.  May we all continue to positively grow and enthusiastically learn while we are here on this earth.

                                    

"WAKE UP" 

I KEEP IT SIMPLE AND PLAIN/ TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS, TO OLD TO PLAY GAMES/ I’M ACCOUNTABLE, KNOW WHERE TO PLACE THE BLAME, CALLED BEING RESPONSIBLE/ LIFE’S A TWO WAY STREET, STAY IN MY LANE/ HONORABLE/ LIKE BET MIDDLER IN BEACHES, THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS UPLIFTS ME FROM THE PAIN/ AT PEACE WITH THE CERTAINTY OF UNCERTAINTY, ALWAYS KNOWING THE SUN COMES OUT AFTER THE RAIN/ LIFE IS FLEETING, AND DEATH DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE, ALL IN THE SAME/ HOWEVER MY HOMIES CALL ME INSANE/ BECAUSE BOOKS ARE ON MY BRAIN/ MENTAL STIMULATION MAKES ME BUST, THOUGHTS LEAVE COME STAINS/ WHILE THE LADIES WANT TO REENACT HOUSE/ WITH A MAY-BACK IN THE BACK WITHOUT ME BEING THEIR SPOUSE/ TRYING TO RUN GAME/ CALL A WOMAN OUT HER NAME/ I’LL REFRAIN/ GROWN MAN BUSINESS, LEAVE THE SMALL STUFF FOR LITTLE WAYNE/ STRONG DISDAIN FOR ANGER/ SOME WHERE IT ON THEIR SLEAVE LIKE A BANNER/ MY RESERVED MANNER/ A SCANNER/ FOR RECKLESS BANTER/ I TREAT THESE GAWKING SCARECROWS LIKE CLOTHES, LEAVE THEM ON THE HANGER/ NOT LETTING ANYONE DAMPER MY MOOD/ WHICH INCLUDES BEING HAMMERED AND SCREWED/ SLURRING MY SPEECH, MY WORDS MISCONSTRUED/ AVOID SENSELESS ARGUMENTS AND FAMILY FEUDS/ EXCLUDE TABLOID DRAMA IN THE NEWS/ FOR THOSE THAT ARE CRASK AND LEWD/ THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR BEING RUDE/ UNWANTED PEOPLE IN MY LIFE ARE EASILY REMOVED/ SOME MIGHT SAY I’M A MEAN DUDE/ I MEAN WHAT I SAY, NO REASON FOR THE PLAY TO BE REVIEWED/ THIS CONCLUDES MY LIFE PERSPECTIVE/ YOU CAN GET  CAUGHT UP, BUT I CHOOSE TO BE SELECTIVE/ HOLDING ON TO DEAD WEIGHT IS REGRESSIVE/ THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T GIVE YOUR PEARLS TO SWINE, MESSAGE/ STOP, PAUSE, RECONSIDER/ YOU NARCISSISTS PUTTING ALL YOUR BUSINESS ON TWITTER/ BUT WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE MASSES BECOME QUITTERS/ THOUGHT YALL WERE BIGGER THAN THAT, BUT WHEN THE CATS GOT YOUR TONGUE/ AND  YOUR NAIVETY  FROM BEING YOUNG, HAS YOU RESEMBLING ALL SORTS OF DUMB/ THEN HOPEFULLY YOU’LL REALIZE THE TANGLED WEB YOU’VE SPUN/ BEFORE YOU SUCOMB, TO THE DECEIT OF YOUR RUPTURED EQUILIBRIUM/ WHEN YOU THINK LIFE ENDS, ITS REALLY JUST BEGUN/ CHANGE IS IMMINENT/ LIKE YOUR DESTRUCTION, BUT NOTHING IS PERMANENT/ THAT’S WHY I EMBRACE THE FIRMAMENT, LOOKING AWAY FROM THE TRIVIAL PESTILENCE WHICH ISN’T PERTINENT/ SUBSERVIENT, TO MY DIETY/ FREE, TO CREATE MY OWN REALITY/ AS A SPIRITUAL ENTITY, BORN OF LIGHT/ EMBRACE MY ENEMY BECAUSE TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT/ WHY FIGHT, PICK MY BATTLES/ MANKIND’S PLIGHT IS THAT WE’RE ANIMALS, PERPETRATING AS CIVILIZED MAMALS/ THE TOWER OF BABBLE WE CONSTRUCT, NOT GIVING A FUCK, WHAT WE DESTRUCT, ONLY TO DISRUPT OUR FRAGILE BALANCE/ WAISTING OUR TIME ON MEDIOCRITY, ERODING OUR TALENTS/ A      BI-PRODUCT OF HUMAN WAIST, GALLONS/ AN AVALANCHE OF SELF LOATHING AND PITY/ YOU ALWAY SAYING  HOW EVERYTHING  STINKS, MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE YOUR ATTITUDE IS SHITTY/ GET OFF THE TITY, CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD/ SKY IS THE LIMIT SAYS BIGGIE, THE UNIVERSE IS VAST AND BROAD/ WITH MANY PLANETS TO BE EXPLORED/ WHAT CAN’T BE IGNORED IS THAT YOU CAN BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF PROGRESSIVE RESOLUTION/ PEACEFUL REVOLUTION/ YOU CAN BE APART OF THE PROBLEM  BUT YOU SHOULD BE APART OF THE SOLUTION…… 

Oct 05

#19                                                                                                  

If you got some time click on the link and listen.  This is some thought provoking poetry. The power of one multiplied by the power of many is unstoppable.  As people
we must take in regards that each person has the potential to commit the greatest good and do the greatest harm.  No one is excused but everyone has the opportunity to make a positive difference. We are all one people.  Let us value our lives and others like the air we need to breath and the food and water we need for nourishment to survive.  A house divided is no house at all.     

"EXECUTION" 
 
TROY DAVIS WAS AN EXAMPLE OF A LONG LIST OF INJUSTICES/ IT MAY BE A NEW MILLENNIUM, BUT WHAT COUNTRY DO YOU THINK THIS IS/ LACK OF EVIDENCE AND RECANTING WITNESSES/ FACTS THAT ARE INCONCLUSIVE/ THE SCALES OF JUSTICE TIP FOR IT CHOOSES/             DAVID CROWE KNOWS THE DAY AFTER ABOUT THESE EXCUSES/ DOUBLE STANDARDS EFFUSES/ HIGHLIGHTING THE ABUSES OF THE ABUSIVE/ INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY THAT PREMISE IS ILLUSIVE/ YES JUSTICE IS BLIND AND SHE REFUSES, TO ADMIT HER WRONGS OR WHEN SHE LOSES/ A JURY OF YOUR PAIRS, HANG MEN WITH NOOSES/ ALL YOU GET ARE THE DEUCES, PEACE/ NOW REST IN IT DECEASE/ PUBLIC DEFENDERS USELESS, WHEN THE PROSECUTION SINK THEIR TEETH INTO THE DEFENSES BRIEFS/ TRIAL ARE BRIEF/ DEFENDANT HOLDING ON TO HOPE, BUT CAN’T GET ANY RELIEF/ NEVER TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY, CONDEMNED NEVER TO BE RELEASED/ FAMILIES AND FRIENDS IN DISBELIEF/ NOW WHO IS THE ROBBER OR THE THIEF/ THE ELECTED OFFICIALS, THE POLICE/ BUT I AIN’T SAID NOTHING SLICKER TO A CAN OF GREASE/ WHAT ABOUT THE OTHERS WHO WERE WRONGLY EXECUTED; LARRY GRIFFIN, LEO JONES, ELLIS WAYNE FELKER, JESSE TAFERO, CAMERON TODD WILLINGHAM/ THIS ISN’T ABOUT RACE, BUT THE INNOCENCE OF A FELLOW HUMAN/ WHO ARE WE DECIDE IF SOMEONE LIVES OR DIES, KNOWN OF US ARE GOD/ LET THE INNOCENT CAST THE FIRST STONE/ THEY COULD IF THEY WOULD, BUT NOW THEY’VE BEEN CAST INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN/ AND SOME MAY SAY WELL OUR LAWS ARE MEANT TO PROTECT/ BUT HOW CAN THEY WHEN THEY ONLY PROTECT THE INTEREST OF A CERTAIN FEW/ BUT  THE GEORGIA SUPREME COURT AND PARDONS BOARD DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY DO, WHAT THEY DO/ THEN THERE’S LAWRENCE RUSSELL BREWER WHO WAS EXECUTED ON THE SAME DAY AS TROY DAVIS FOR DRAGGING A BLACK MAN, JAMES BYRD JR. TO DEATH IN 1998/ HATE IS HATE, BUT WHY FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE/ WHEN EVERYONE GETS BURNED IN THEIR SELFISH DESIRES/ HOW CIVILIZED ARE WE WHEN WE RESORT TO PRIMITIVE TACTICS/ SLAP STICK ANTICS/ THERE ARE NO ANTIBIOTICS THAT CAN CURE THIS DISEASE/ THEN YOU TELL US TO PUT OUR TRUST IN THE SYSTEM AND BELIEVE/ BUT HOW CAN WE, WHEN WE WATCH IT BLATANTLY DECEIVE/ AND IT’S THE FAMILIES ON BOTH SIDES THAT GRIEVE/ AND THERE CAN BE NO JUSTICE WITHOUT PEACE/ THEN WITHOUT THAT WHAT DO WE TRULY HOPE TO ACHIEVE  

Sep 23

#18

Reflection is key to the opening and closing of doorways to help us accomplish our destiny and purpose for being here on this earth. Everyday we awake we are different from the person who we were yesterday.  To many people get stuck in their past which doesn’t allow them to see beyond their own two feet.  That’s why we keep looking straight ahead at the light that reflects from with in and shines on the world. And how do we know this? We are our own body of work and the evidence is in our actions of love for ourselves and others.
And still we rise.    

"EVIDENCE"

IF I WASN’T THE MAN WHO I AM TODAY/ THEN I WOULD BE DEAD OR LOCKED AWAY/ I PERFECTED MY SET SHOT, A CONSISTENT JAY/ IT WAS THE ONLY WAY/ FOR ME TO GET CONSISTENT PLAY/ EXPANDED MY REPERTOIRE/ RAISED THE BAR/ SHOT WELL UNDER PAR/ IF I WANTED TO BE A STAR/ I KNEW IT WAS UNACCEPTABLE NO MORE/ TO BE SUB-PAR/ I WENT TO WAR WITH MEDIOCRITY/ APATHY/ ANYTHING ACTUALLY/ THAT DEALS WITH COMPLACENCY/ THERE’S NO MORE WAIT AND SEE/ PERSONALLY/ I HAVE A     RE-NEWED SENSE OF URGENCY/ TO COMPLETE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY OBJECTIVES/ WHEN I FINISH THOSE I’LL TAKE ON SOME ELECTIVES/ IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO BE CALM, COLLECTIVE/ INSIGHTFUL/ PERCEPTIVE/ AWARE WHEN I’M DOING TO MUCH, DON’T WANT TO BE OVER EXCESSIVE/ BUT TAKE CARE OF MINE, OVER PROTECTIVE/ I’M FEELING FESTIVE/ IN THE MOOD TO CELEBRATE/ NOT CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THE REST DID/ AS LONG AS I’M RESTED CAN’T STOP ME FROM BEING GREAT/ FIRST RATE/ THE TOP OF MY CLASS/ I ACCELERATE, STOMP MY FOOT ON THE GAS/ FAST/ LIKE THE FLASH/ ENJOYING EACH MOMENT LIKE IT’S MY LAST/ AWARE OF MY PAST/ AND HOW IT CONTRASTS WITH MY FUTURE/ I’VE EXPANDED MY SOCIAL NETWORK FAR BEYOND MY COMPUTER/ GETTING THINGS DONE, AN EXECUTIONER/ THIS COMMUTER IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE/ FINDING WAYS TO IMPROVE MY INFRASTRUCTURE/ MY PLAN IS TO GO GRAND, OTHERS CAN REMAIN LACK LUSTER/ THIS HUSTLER/ EVERYDAY MUSTER THE STRENGTH, TO GO THE DISTANCE/ THE FULL LENGTH/ WAY BEYOND THE WALL OF MY THRESHOLD/ GIVING EVERYTHING I GOT, GIVING IT MY ALL/ UNTIL THE FINAL WHISTLE BLOWS/ LAYING IT ON THE LINE LIKE CLOTHES/ SO I SUPPOSE DOWNGRADE MY MORALS,  REST AGAINST MY PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ I’LL ONLY REST WHEN I’M IN THE DIVINE’S PROVIDENCE/ REAL KNOWLEDGE IS ACQUIRED THROUGH EXPERIENCE/ BORN GIFTED, HAVE MANY PRESENTS/ SHARING WITH THOSE IN MY PRESENCE/ INHALING THE NOSTALGIA OF LIFE, BATHED IN ITS ESSENCE/ THE LOVE I HAVE PREVENTS ME TO BE A VICTEM OF IGNORANCE/ BUILDING A FENCE/ TO RID THE WORLD OF PETTINESS AND PESTILENCE/ MY WORDS ARE THE BLUE PRINT, MY ACTIONS THE EVIDENCE….                                                                                                                         

Sep 16

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#17

I have gone through many ups and downs in my life. This has brought me to the self realization that life is about balance.  This is an everyday thing that each one of us must encounter and deal with in our lifetimes. The next poem I have created deals with this concept.  

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"MAINTAIN"

RIGHT NOW I’M TRYING TO CONTAIN THE DISCOMFORT/ THAT LURKS/ CAN’T LET NO ONE KNOW HOW MUCH THE PAIN REALLY HURTS/ DOING MY BEST NOT TO KIRK/ THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS IS BEING SELF MEDICATED/ WALK AROUND ALL DAY INEBRIATED/ SLIGHTLY FRUSTRATED/ WONDERING WHEN THIS AGONY IS GOING AWAY/ IT’LL STOP FOR A MOMENT THEN COME BACK LATER ON DURING THE DAY/ DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY/ SEEMS LIKE I SHOULDN’T BE SPEAKING AT ALL/ GOT MY ATTENTION LIKE WAITING FOR AN IMPORTANT CALL/ IT DON’T STALL/ IT CONSTANTLY PERSISTS/ I TRY TO HOLD IT OFF AND RESIST/ JAW TIGHTENS, HANDS BALLED INTO A FIST/ TRUST I WON’T MISS IT WHEN IT LEAVES/ AT THE MOMENT THIS IS NOT WHAT A BROTHER NEEDS/ CAN’T GIVE IN AND LET IT SUCCEED/ ACHIEVE SOME SORT OF VICTORY/ AT THE EXPENSE OF C/ NOT A VIABLE SOLUTION/ THIS IS NO ALLUSION/ BEFORE I BECOME DISILLUSIONED/ HAVE TO GET MY MIND RIGHT/ 20/20-HINDSIGHT/ I CAN ONLY HIGHLIGHT THE PROBLEM/ I’M ONE IN MANY MEN/ FROM HENCE WHERE THERE ISSUE STEMS/ HOPEFULLY IT’S STAY WON’T EXTEND/ I CAN’T BE CARRY-EN/ THIS DELIRIUM/ GO BACK AND FORTH, AGAIN AND AGAIN/ WAITING FOR A MEDICAL PROCEDURE/ BEFORE I GET WEAKER/ WORN OUT LIKE A SNEAKER/ TRYING TO LEAVE THIS IN THE PAST LIKE A BEEPER/ WON’T SHOW ME RESPECT LIKE ARETHA/ NO SWEET LOVE LIKE ANITA BAKER/ AT THE MOMENT I FEEL LIKE I BEEN HIT BY A CRATER/ GOING ON A DOWNWARD ESCALATOR/ HOLDING ON FOR SO LONG I’VE BECOME A CONSUMMATE WAITER/ I WANT TO BE SAVED BY THE BELL LIKE AC SLATER/ BUT THIS THING TURNED ON ME LIKE A TRAITOR/ TAKING AWAY ALL MY FLAVOR/ BOMBING ON ME LIKE AL-QAEDA/ ISOLATING ME LIKE A QUAKER/ FUCK LIFE SUPPORT, I’M TAKING OFF THIS RESPIRATOR/ CALLED THE OPERATOR/ ASKED FOR MY MAKER/ THIS IS WHAT HE TOLD ME/ YOU WON’T KNOW YOU UNTIL YOU KNOW ME/ CONSIDER ME YOUR BIG HOMIE, I GOT YOUR BACK/ I’M HERE FOR YOU SOULY, NO MATTER WHERE YOU AT/ (I’M THE HOLY OF HOLY, SO JUST FOLLOW THE BEAT AND STAY ON THE TRACK) /I WAS TAKEN A BACK/ GLAD WE COULD CONNECT/ THAT TALK GAVE ME SOME PEP/ GETTING MY LIFE CORRECT, A DAY AT A TIME, STEP BY STEP/ IF I START RUNNING I MIGHT TRIP, BREAK MY NECK/ NOT DOWN FOR THAT OUT COME/THAT I FACED MY PAST, IT CAN’T BE OUTRUNNED/ EVEN IF I’M OUT MANNED AND OUT GUNNED/ I WON’T LOSE MY GRIP THANKS TO TALCUM/ I WILL OVER COME/ WHATEVER IT IS/ ANY THOUGHTS OF DEATH HAVE BEEN OVER-SHADOWED BY MY DESIRE TO LIVE 

May 19

I will be taking to the streets tonight @ "Fighting Words".                             Tonight i’ll be speaking poetic truths and expressing my creative flair sparked by God.  I have to acknowledge and pay homage today on the birthday of one of the greatest orators, motivators, and provocateurs of the truth the honorable El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Malcolm X.  I myself have been inspired by his writings and speeches.  My fight for injustice is placated against linguistic barriers that propagate as the vernaculars watch dog for creative expressionism.  Our freedom to express should never be repressed.  So please come out tonight to listen to some freedom writers and freedom fighters @ “Fighting Words”.  This is true inspiration and liberation through the spoken word.  

Location:Chuco’s Justice Center.                                       1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA, 90302 

Time:8:30p-10:30p

Donation: $5 (You will not be turned away if you don’t have funds) 

May 17

#16

This is my sweet sixteen. It took me a while to get here, but, it was well worth the wait. At the moment I feel like the Avatar of writing. I’m not talking about those tall blue people in the James Cameron summer blockbuster. In the Hindu religion, an Avatar is an extraordinary being, the miraculous incarnation of the Divine in a human form, for the well of the humanity. By    definition, the Avatar has sixteen particular gifts: the ability to materialize objects at will; qualities of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence; the capacity to transmit a pure love current, inexhaustible; the possibility to transcend all conditions of the Karma which appears by his capacity to transform miraculously the life of a person by an act of divine will.

I am not an Avatar but I do see my writing as a gift from the Divine that can transform words into a symbol of light, hope, and inspiration.  The word has incredible powers that when put to good use generates a feeling of love and compassion.  It wasn’t until I was sixteen that I began to appreciate the power of the spoken word.  I had dibbled and dabbled before, but around that  time the word took on a life all its own.  Writing is a beautiful art and the pen is the brush that paints the canvas/page.  However, with great power comes great responsibility.  The same way words can build it can also destroy. That is why we must be selective with the words we use because people are sensitive and you never know how someone might react.  Every action has a consequence.  I hope that when it comes to writing that those who commit the act are conscience of the feedback or feel-bad that they’ll receive.  The pen/pencil/keypad can be a doubled edge sword.  

        

"TO WRITE"

I ONLY WRITE WHEN I’M INSPIRED/ I’M NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BEING ADMIRED/ MY SINCERE ATTENTION IS REQUIRED/ WHEN PURSUING WHAT I’VE ADMIRED FOR YEARS/ EXPRESSED MY JOY, MY FEARS/ MY SMILES, MY TEARS/ WHEN EVERYONE LEFT ME, MY WORDS HAVE BEEN RIGHT HERE/ I SPEAK WHAT I SEE, FEEL, HEAR/ THE DEPTH OF MY BREVITY IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR/ IF YOU DIDN’T COMPREHEND LET ME COME AGAIN, MAYBE I WASN’T THAT CLEAR/ MY MISSION IS TO SHARE, KNOWLEDGE THAT’S REAR/ PREPARE LISTENERS IN BECOMING SELF AWARE/ THAT THE WORD HAS POWER BEYOND COMPARE/ THE SPHERE OF POSSIBILITIES ARE INFINITELESS/ THOUGHTS ONGOING, RUN ON SENTENCES/ TURNED ATHEISTS INTO BELIEVERS/ THE LAZIEST BECAME OVER ACHIEVERS/  WHEN MY MESSAGES TRAVELED THROUGH THEIR SPEAKERS/COME FROM A LONG LINE OF POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS/ MY BLUNT HONESTY IS KNOWN TO GIVE THE STATUS QUO FEVERS/ BUBBLING LIKE CHEMISTRY BEAKERS/ BECAUSE I OPEN THEIR BOX LIKE A NEW PAIR OF SNEAKERS/ WAKE UP THE SLEEPERS/ KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS/ WHO’VE BEEN DISILLUSIONED BY THE DECEIVERS/ DUMB DOWNED THE ENVIRONMENT THEIR AROUND, BECAME INCARCERATED THINKERS/ NOW THEIR LIGHT FLICKERS/ CAN SEE THE SIGNAL ON THEIR BLINKERS/ REJUVENATED THEIR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, STIMULATED THEIR NERVES/ REACQUAINTED THEM WITH WORDS/ PLUG THEM IN, AC ADAPTERS/ INSPIRING OTHERS TO GENERATE ENERGY, NUCLEAR REACTORS/ SEEING BEAUTY IN SOULS THAT HAVE SHATTERED/ IDENTIFY THE NEGATIVE AFFECTS, FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE FACTORS/ WHEN I SPOKE, THEY OBSERVED/ WHEN THEY LISTENED WITH INTENT, I WAS HEARD/ WHEN THEY MOTIVATED, I ACCOMPLISHED WHAT’S OTHERS ONLY HOPE TO MASTER/ PLACED THE FINAL PERIOD IN MY BOOK, READ THE LAST CHAPTER/BEFORE I’M GHOST, CASPER/ I’M HERE AND THEY’LL REMEMBER ME IN THE AFTER/ AS A MARTYR/ CAUSE THE SEEDS  I SOWED LIKE A GARDNER/ WERE PLANTED INTO THEIR MEMORIES MATTER/ TO GRAZE ON, IN THEIR SPIRITS INTERNAL PASTURE/ ACCELERATING CONSCIOUSNESS FASTER/THROUGH LOVE AND LAUGHTER/ SPEAK LIGHT AS THE CREATOR’S SOUL BROADCASTER/ EVEN WHEN ALL HOPE IS LOST AND THEIRS EMINENT DISASTER/ THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL EVER PROSPER  

 

   

May 16

I’m back at trying to be the hardest working man in the Spoken Word business @The Speak Easy”:Harlem Place Cafe//124 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013..show starts @ 9pm …FREE..Would love to see you there.

I’m back at trying to be the hardest working man in the Spoken Word business @The Speak Easy”:Harlem Place Cafe//124 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013..show starts @ 9pm …FREE..Would love to see you there.

May 10

Tonight: Catch me @ “Da Poetry Lounge”, LA’s Longest Running Spoken Word Venue” Doors open @ 9pm (NOTE: GET THERE EARLY BECAUSE THE PLACE GETS PACKED!!!) 

 
Damage: $5  
 
Location: Court Theater: 544 N. Fairfax Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Tonight: Catch me @ “Da Poetry Lounge”, LA’s Longest Running Spoken Word Venue” 



Doors open @ 9pm (NOTE: GET THERE EARLY BECAUSE THE PLACE GETS PACKED!!!) 


 

Damage: $5  

 

Location: Court Theater: 544 N. Fairfax Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 

May 07

#15

I feel like a parent who one day stops and looks at their kid and begins to wonder where has the time gone.  I know fifteen isn’t that old, but it’s getting up there.  I remember fifteen being one of those years where the world was starting to become more apparent. The ancients have said this a number that dissolves all obstacles.  Well, the obstacle illusions were beginning to disappear.  I was beginning to establish my own views and not the regurgitated perceptions of others.  At first it was scary to acknowledge a new reality, but there was to much excitement in learning the unknown.  When you begin to educate yourself, doing your own research and finding empirical evidence then you begin to realize that some people weren’t being honest.  And then you begin to go on your own journey to search for truth and honesty.  But before that happens, you must first look within because you have to first be honest with yourself.      

"HONESTY"

I JUST GOT TO BE HONEST/ AIN’T NOTHING PROMISED/ EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR/ EVEN IF YOUR/ RICH OR DIRT POOR/ WE ALL WANT MORE/ STORE AWAY LIKE HOARDERS/ STOW AWAY LIKE BORDERS/ WE WAITING TAKING ORDERS/ SOME US MAKING PENNIES AND QUARTERS/ FORCED TO LIVE IN CLOSE QUARTERS/ SUFFERING FROM MULTIPLE MENTAL DISORDERS/ LOSING OUR NERVES/ AT ANY MOMENT THE CAR SWERVES/ THEN INJURES/ THE PASSENGERS/ AND YOU SURVIVE TO SAY THESE WORDS: YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN/ WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN/ TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME/ CRAZINESS OCCURRING, HOLD IT TOGETHER, YOU’LL BE FINE/ KEEP YOUR HEAD UP POINTED AT THE SKY/ CAUSE ALL OF US LIVE THEN WE DIE/ REALEST SPIT BEING SPOKE/ KEEPING HOPE ALIVE/ BOUNCE BACK, ALI ROPE A DOPE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WE HAVE TO SURVIVE

HONESTLY, HONESTY, SEEMS TO BE A LOST COMMODITY/ APATHY, FAIR, DESPERATE ACTS OF THE COWARDLY/ NOW THE BACKBONE OF HUMANITY/ DEATH IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO SOBRIETY/ LIES COME IN ALL SHAPE, SIZES, AND VARIETY/ THE TRUTH IS HELD IN CONTEMPT, PROSECUTED THE FURTHEST EXTENT IN OUR SOCIETY/ HONESTLY BEING HONEST TODAY IS AN ODYSSEY/ THE EXTINCTION OF RECIPROCITY/ HONESTY BEING BOUGHT LIKE AN ODDITY/ MADE UP LIKE COSMETOLOGY/ PEOPLE FIGHT OVER IT LIKE PROPERTY/USE TO BE STRAIGHT FORWARD, NOW TO MANY ANGLES LIKE GEOMETRY/ HAVE TO DIG FOR IT LIKE ARCHEOLOGY/ IT SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE WITH ALL OUR TECHNOLOGY/ WHAT A JOKE, WELCOME TO TRICKNOLOGY/ HONEST ARGUMENT CONSIDERED A FALLACY / THAT WERE ACTUALLY/ PROVEN TO BE FACTUALLY/ CORRECT, BUT DUE TO A MINOR TECHNICALITY/ HONESTY IS A FOREIGN CONCEPT/ BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN OUR DOMESTIC POLICY/ THAT TARGETS ANYONE USING IT AS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT  

MOST OF US HAVE A TENDENCY/ TO MAKE THINGS HARDER THAN THEY SHOULD BE/ WHEN WE/ COULD EASILY/ REFRAIN FROM OBSCENE/ GESTURES/ I KNOW THE PRESSURES/ HARD TO RESIST/ EVERYWHERE YOU GO THE STREETS ARE DANGEROUS/ FROM NY TO LOS ANGELES/ GET YOUR MONEY LIVE RIGHT/ BIG CARS, BIG BIKES/ DESPITE YOUR EFFORT IN FUTILITY/ ALL YOUR POSSESSIONS DON’T MEAN DIDDILY/ IF THERE’S NO HUMILITY/ STABILITY/ YOUR CREDIBILITY/ WILL BE/ SHOT/ MIGHT AS WELL GIVE AWAY ALL YOU GOT/ A PERSONAL COCK-BLOCK/ WHAT YOU DOING AHK/ STAY DRIVING TO THE HOLE GETTING YOUR SHOT SWAT/ BRAIN THE SIZE OF A CUMQUAT, HEART OF A JUGGERNAUT/ YOUR ATTEMPTS INEFFECTIVE ALL FOR NAUGHT/ MOST BUT ALL HAVE FORGOT/ WHEN TO STEP ON THE GAS WHEN TO STOP/ LIVING LIFE IN THE FAST LANE WITH A LICENSE TO KILL/ NO MEDICATION CAN CURE THIS PAIN, TIME IS THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR THESE WOUNDS TO HEAL/ HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY, THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP IT REAL  

 

May 02

#14

I am chugging alongAnyways 14 is known as the number of the good and the charity.  I think these are great qualities.  I’ve noticed the more we give of ourselves the greater we receive. There are numerous ways to give. But all our giving would be in vain if weren’t accompanied the goodness of love. Love shouldn’t be forced. Love should flow from each of us like a gentle stream.  This next piece deals with the steady waters of life and riding it to a better destination. 

"FLUIDITY"

What I want in life; not concerned with ice/ things shiny and nice/ with an expensive price/ i’m for the love the sacrifice/ a friends good advice/ that makes me think twice/ before I boil like cook rice/ start shaking like shook dice/ on those Shug nights/ instead I’m looking for new heights/ the whole story not sound bites/ for blacks, whites/ on all occasions/don’t take much persuasion/ for participation/ with the anticipation that life is amazing/ you’ s you not your occupation/ you ain’t got to be good at math cause you asian/stereotypes can be deflating/ identify your you then your I, what a combination/ you the author write your name in/ quit your playing/ this the weigh in/dig what I saying/ what I want in life is no betraying/ no misbehaving/ but a safe haven, for giving and sharing/ brave and daring/ open your ears, start hearing/ it’s time to take off the runway clearing/ like running errands/ it’s more than my appearance/ it’s about the guidance I received from my heir apparents/ about responsibilities, perseverance/working harder, smarter/ if it ain’t going to help me grow, why bother/just telling you how I feel like a blogger/ addicted like a train spotter/time to empty out my locker/ live care free as a rocker/protect and serve like  a copper/ looking out for my baby brother blocka like in Shattas/ shouldn’t come as a shocker/a leader like Shaka Zulu/ broadcasting my mind altering voo-doo/ on Hulu/ stayed on cue all along/ cause when you doing right to many people looking to do you wrong/ don’t let go, hold on/ got to be strong/ got to win them over with my charm/ embrace them with open arms/ because they know not what they do/ the false are flimsy, transparent,  see through/ this ain’t new news/ but hopefully something for you to use/ in schools wherever you at/ life moves in one direction on an A-track/so when you travel forward ain’t no going back/ full steam ahead, dancing through the zodiac/ feeling more in tact/ purified as spring water, untouched and untapped/ take a lap/ in the truth, dry off in reality, then change into the facts/ that you’re a glimmer in the galaxy, sharing a commonality with all of us attached/now that’s a perfect match/ fervently flowing in the fluidised firmament in a flash

                                                                                                                     

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