Black Poetry : All I Am Is a Man

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  1. tysto

    tysto Member MEMBER

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    All I am is a man.
    Flesh and blood and bone,
    testosterone and chromosome
    and muscle tone and tissues.
    Listen I got some issues.
    Hear me I got some prollems.
    Watch me try to resolve 'em
    and fail.
    I'm headed for Heaven cause
    I'm already living in Hell.
    I'm willing to tell y'all
    'bout my come uppings and
    downfalls,
    I finally found cause.
    I believe that I was put here
    to search for my purpose to
    find where I fit in.
    No pot to piss in.
    No window to throw it out.
    My mouth keep me in trouble.
    If you play like I play you
    stay in the struggle.
    The real hustle is responsibility.
    Life is a lesson in humility.
    Nobody here is really feeling me.
    If you was I wouldn't have to tell
    you you'd already know.
    You can't expect to grow waiting
    for the next to flow.
    You gotta speak and let yourself
    be heard.
    Make 'em understand every word cause
    every bird must one day spread its
    wings.
    I wanna eat the bread of kings.
    But I'd happy with some hot dogs and
    pork and beans.
    I promised my girl that I would give
    her everything except a wedding ring,
    I'm not ready for settling.
    I promised that I'd give her the world
    if she want it.
    Just as long as she don't allow herself
    to get lost in the moment.
    She said "well why you even let me get
    my nose open?"
    I said "cause promises are always made
    to pe broken."
    See I'm so messed up in the head that
    anything that mean anything to me don't
    matter.
    I'd rather let it shatter.
    I can't climb the corporate ladder cause
    I'm less threatening with a mop.
    Plus I can't handle it at the top.
    My dilemma will never stop.
    All I can do is what I can.
    Cause all that I am is a man.
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    thank you for this

    men do face turbulent times

    but keep your head up :)

    pd

    welcome :wave:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    from one man soul to da next
    keep da faith wit ya head up so high
    tyght scribe poet !