I’ve done some cringey shit within my lifetime, at one time I Couldn’t believe how bad I wanted to have five likes Got obsessed with bands and all these rock star hype It’s so hard for me to fathom this was once my life
Now near the finish line, they think of me as psychotic Just because I don’t wander in things that are problematic I’m diabolic with life plans, I’m enegmatic I’m energetic, and I don’t relish in sweet moments like a diabetic
Working hard, trying to find my redemption For times that were lost like a maze in a haunted mansion I’m driven and accelerating towards the peak of my story I just wanna earn my flowers and plant a flag for my territory
And if there’s something that I can’t afford It’s to buy too many coffers like a compulsive hoard I’ll take my chances and pave my way One thing’s for sure, it’s my way or the highway
I find myself sitting underneath a filled up tub Waiting for someone, waiting for some love Feel the weight of the water rushing through my blood Hit the rock at the bottom, yeah you could hear the thud
You could never believe though how strong I can be As the world kept spinning through the water above me My lungs quit working, but my gills kept growing I guess there's no stopping, I'ma find a way to breathe
Sometimes the world becomes just too bright to be But then I find that I don't need my own brown eyes to see Like when there's a war, there's a fight When there's a kid, there's a might When there's a wrong, there's a right And when there's a bark, there's a bite
It's like a model, a system of certain uncertainty You think you'd know what you know Then what you know is not meant to be Like am I here, or am I there? is it life, or is it fair? Do we die or are we spared? Are we torn, or do we tear? Do we leave to a place Where there's gold and where there's grace? Is it past all the skies? Is it past all the space? Does it look all the same? Is it a copy, then a paste? When we know what we face, is it a walk or a race?
I catch myself staring right into my head Wanting all the answers, I'll break before I'll bend I'll give it one more try, a last question that I'll send Is this the start of living, or is this the end?
I feel the salt in my wounds but it doesn't break me down Looks like this world has become an enormous lost and found I'll never give up my right, I deserve to dictate how I sound Cause this is my freedom, my town, my kingdom, my crown
So at the bottom of the tub, still laying down like in my bed The water like a casket, still covering up my head I figure out the answer to the thoughts my mind has said You don't have to find out that you're dying To realize that you're not dead
What does it mean to be a part of this culture? How we can mold words, then we call it a sculpture Over the years, the same statue might hardly be noticed But it's still considered art even if it's partially broken
But as a poet, it's apparent, if we don't repair it, they will break it down We can't compare to what our predecessors did to what we're making now But hear me out If we don't care about the history of poetry That's like running a hundred laps on the track with no pit-stop
We got a lot of poets in the list; from Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, now who's next? Most poets nowadays are like streams but no views They are unmotivated, lifeless, like they got nothing to lose They have no substance, they only care about cigarettes and booze
Poetry to me is more than picking up a pen It's more of using your voice when you're picking up a friend It's more of a way of life, less of being just a trend It's not an age, it's not a shape, it's not the color of your skin
This is literature, and it's supposed to be right What other genre of art grips your heart air-tight? Songs are more appreciated and writers don't sell Songs are poetry with a melody, how can you not tell?
Poetry to me is like water to an octopus Like a strip club to a stripper grinding on the pole just to pop the puss I'm like a doctor, the way I deliver verses If you want to bring your son (sun) to the surface Then you got to push
Now, if this verse is broken down, summarized (summer rise), I summon gods I bring back the dead, and some will rise And some disguised themselves in a crowd that you can't see But I am poetry, and poetry is me.
And I'm at war with myself simultaneously Soaked from all of the clouds and rain above me 'Til my world becomes a storm drain and floods deep Fuck every one of you lames who judge me You be making sure that my image painted ugly Thanks for nothing, rage is bubbling, veins are busting Maybe your bitterness is the case, it must be
I don't really deal with the soft type Brace the wrath, you about to feel when the boss strikes Take the path opposite of here where the fog lies Or you could be put in a situation and call Christ
Lord Jesus, war seems to soar deep Towards a force that's more pleasing More dudes, more reasons To let the animal go that's inside of me when I roar
Please, just don't get caught up in this chaos If ever you see me pissed as fuck, then just lay off The high road trips are rough and I may not I'm a bit of a prick, a chump, a dick, ain't I? I ain't tryna diss you punks on my day off Y'all fuckers interrupting my seance Listen, I'm the missing puzzle piece, bitch quit buggin' me I'm sick as fuck with these crayons
Said you want a little company And I love it cause the thrill's cheap Said you left him for good this time Still if he knew I was here, he'd wanna kill me
But it's time you met the real me, filthy But wasn't always, will be Your pill refill and I'll still be Your addiction, you can touch a prescription, but don't fill me
I let you see my dark side, but like a mic check, you got one too So when the sparks fly, we hit the flight deck and got sprung, pew Like an ejector seat, from an F-15 But tonight we don't need those pills, just the effects of each other But we gon' film cause I will want your ex to see
And every time he hurt you, I heard you Your shoulder to cry on And I'll be damned if I weren't who you turned to You said he drove you to my arms But don't you know, remember when I told you I would never let down my guard And I hope you feel like dirt when I hoe'd you Cause is it really over?
But you just want a little company And you just really wanna thrill seek Said you left him for good this time Bullshit, what your friends do, spill beans?
Or you just wanna be guilt free and still creep But these hills see, from that POV We can touch but the only way you'll film me Is with a camera, feel me?
You're nothing but a barfly You got your sights set on the one who you run to But I'm a far cry from what you might get, if we come true
So keep texting me, but at night, if you seek those thrills What I expect to be? Cause if you cheat on him just means I will be the next to be Your ex, so no complexities, just sex And don't lecture me, just accept that...
Yeah, rest assured The best is here in the flesh, and that's for sure The rest should wear 'em a vest, I'm set for war, idiot press record I send bitches to address the Lord
Same flow that put your neck to sword The same flow that just undressed your whore Takeover, you prick, check the score This is chess, not checkers, better check your board
Who gave the world more fire but got less reward? No stress, my only guess is that less is more, more or less Hundred G's in my dresser drawer, I'm blessed
Hope IRS don't arrest me for it, I'm new to it My new crib got the Time Square view to it While two bitches lay in my bed, I'm used to it That's your best friend givin' me head, now you do it
See, mami? It's not so weird After I hit, I cut you off like Picasso ear Van Gogh or whoever, Goddamn, Dan, you're too clever Like a fucking James Brown sample, you're two-ever Times two, that's forever, more treble Meanin' more high-end shit on your level Put the fear of God in pussies, I'm pure Devil
Walkin' contradiction, my description Off the top, magician, compositions nonfiction Shitted in the competitions Saturdays, a man used to mow lawns, Nowadays a guy be eatin' prawns
Dan World, don't mistake it for a sinus— Infection, at this point, I'm just flexin' God is next in line, and the test is time
Play the game right, he gon' rest his mom In the sands of Sudan where she rest her mind And find peace, 'cause her son'll be fine He got the city on his back, and I got him on mine
You think I'm lyin'? Shit, step one: got the 'Ville on map Shit I predicted in my lines, I done did all that Next, please, eat writers, mm, check please Here's a tip while bitches grip my testes You wan' shoot? Then shoot, don't play with me
It's strange the way the mind can wander but also stop to gossip And chat with memories that you and me aren't really fond of Maybe you're out to find love, maybe you lost who you were Maybe you're just like me and feel the need to stay in your rut
'Cause if you left it, you might feel like you're no longer you It's so impressive, the way the mind can play with the truth It's interesting, that nobody can walk in your shoes But still relate and feel the same so in a way, guess we do
You ever think about what it would be like If the clouds were gone and you could see light If the door was open would you take flight Or just close the curtains up and stay inside
Take a walk with me Take a risk with me I'm scared too and it gets so tempting When you're so empty
To disown everything you hold Dearly, when you know Clearly, You've been so Buried, in your own Fairy Tale
The soul's tearing bunch of holes in me I relate to it But in case you been thinking, No one does
Here's a great theory, throw a Hail Mary Let your mind fly, could be so scary Make your faith vary, feel the pain glaring But the weight carried, ain't in vain you hear me?
So often I feel desperate, I think my heart's infected How about yours? Well, I guess if You feel the best when your life is hectic, you might be destined To stay defective, so join the club, it ain't that hard to get in
It's hard to leave though, look at the guest list I bet that your name is on it, don't believe me? Check it See dead ends in life we come to tend to raise some questions Know that your feelings might give wrong directions
Infested with failures that makes you feel dated Old and forgotten, but what would you say if I told you that there was some hope we could make it? I know what you're thinking, I'm thinking it too Could you really improve and be something worth saving?
See, I could pretend like I have all the answers, but none of us do It’s the reason we battle, convincing yourself that you Don't really matter is like feeding a cancer and letting it travel to every part of you Don’t worry, ‘cause there are hundreds of us like you
Everybody falls sometimes Just remember that that's alright It's the rainy days that give us love for the sun And if it isn't, I guess I'll be fine believing it does
It’s the lows in life that make you cherish the highs And if isn't, I guess I'll be fine believing a lie But be true to you and everything will follow through Embrace the pain and you will pull through
Just in case my car goes off the highway Or the plane that I get on decides that it's my last day I want you to know when you're alone and you feel afraid You're not the only person in the world that isn't okay
There’s millions of us just like you
END #JustLikeYou My inspiration for this poem is that dog in the picture.
Drifting, letting my mind wander off and then Listening, to unfamiliar thoughts as I stroke the pen Slipping, a number of opportunities through my fingertips Remembering, making a list of all my failed attempts
Running out of space again It ain’t the pad or the empty room I’m in Running in place but I’m out of my element Making peace with my demons yet I’m still in this predicament
If healing makes you stronger, I’m the weakest It’s not a secret that I’m a puzzle and I have a lot of missing pieces Searching beneath these waters the answers I can’t seem to reach though Grab the needle and shoot reminders in my veins that people will perpetually leave you
Lots of gossip, I’ve been watching you On how you talk to yourself is rude Drifting, I’m in the same boat as you Sinking, dreaming, screaming for some truth
My escalator’s broke, I’m taking the stairs I guess Climb until I’m out of breath, questioning my every step My train of thought is leading me to different tracks Positive that where I’m at is not where I should stay and that’s facts
Told yourself look into the mirror and say I love you Convinced yourself that no one in the world would ever want to Drifting by the people that have been there to support you from the get go You can’t ever commit to anyone coz you can’t even grab ahold of you
I see you in the distance asking me why I’m so distant I’m convicted, I’m convinced that I predict that all my wishes on my wish list Won’t be heard cause I’m so committed To the lie that feeling safe is unrealistic
Ignorant to my ignorance, tell me I’m worth it God Give me the faith to rise up and help me diversify To slowly drift forward, immersed in my belligerence, amplified The feelings and words collide, intensified
Every impotent moment debated can trigger it I stamp it in my mind that I’m different By living a life deprived, I’d rather be burned alive Than go back to thinking that I’m insignificant
I don't listen to hype music no more What's the point when you lost the hype in life
Pain always lurking at the back of my mind Steal a rocket from space X and visit my mind God knows what skeletons you'll find It'll probably change the way you look at me
At a glance I'm a failure You don't wanna be standing next to me
Such a young age, I let life get ahead of me I wish on time travel being possible every night Before I sleep I hope to wake up yesterday Because yesterday was a better day But I still keep my head up like a nose bleed
Now I make moves differently Show everybody who looked down on me This isn't really the man that I wanted to be It just happened, I blinked and ended up here Seems impossible You're telling me?
Social circle play a big part in it Sometimes I feel like I'm loosing my grip I'm loosing my shit
Psychologist can't help if you've lost your mind I'm getting strapped up to go through a black hole And bring back what's mine
I used to work in a suit Now I kick rocks in my unemployed shoes But in my heart I will never lose Grab my life by the noose
It's time to start acting right I'm telling you Hold my words close to you And watch your every move Be subliminal