Black Poetry : Dead Man Walking

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i aint all the way 100
    i'm everyday average
    so even when i give my all
    it only covers 70 percent
    of life’s demands
    such a cruel to-do list
    for an everyday man
    hell bent on heaven

    wonder if the pearly gates
    charge shipping & handling
    i'm trying to get in
    with plenty of baggage
    i have some good stuff
    but the goods have been damaged
    if I tell God upfront
    maybe the angels won't panic

    for all 10 commandments
    i have at least 10 excuses
    about how i wanted to get right
    but just couldn't do it
    i have God-given talent
    that I'm scared to start using
    cause if the risk doesn’t work
    my image will be ruined

    i got
    too many friends
    and not enough enemies
    people might say
    this is a good thing
    but let me hit you with
    a little dose of honesty
    this comes from living fake
    and being too friendly

    i have too many to save
    and not enough energy
    so the hero in me
    is running on empty
    standing still...but still standing
    my soul’s on bended knee
    as sinful as I am
    Lord… I still said please
    not begging for help
    but praying for mercy

    real talk
    my life feels confined
    and outlined in chalk
    yearning for an adventure
    but acting out a murder scene
    running the race at too slow a pace
    a dead man walking​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    not begging for help
    but praying for mercy


    and this

    real talk
    running the race at too slow a pace
    a dead man walking

    All this right here spoke to me , seem like i'm right there beside you.
     
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    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bravo dats all i can say...da angle in which u broke ish down man deeeep feelin u.
     
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