In work or in play In love or woe Only I am my greatest foe And yes, there may still be some karma, I yet owe But even through THAT, I'll still portray and bestow All the facets of strength my lineage gives me Because, just like my mother said, "I come from good stock and I'm well bred" And she is soaked up in me Just like the pot-likka soppin' cornbread she fed Steeped in like tea set to brew Simmered like beef stew And smooothed.....like Gumbo Roux So, only GOD can give or take away whatever's due But who I am today is just a sample Because I've got blessings waiting,...MORE than ample And some have even thought they could make an example Out Of ME! But, just like that iceberg that sank the Titanic So far, sweetheart, this is just the TIP, you see! Cuz every day, God further deepens my fathoms you try to plumb And just when you think you've got me pegged He gives me even more room And you.... more breadth to circumvent Like the wisdom to Solomon lent Because my future is full of possibilities Shaped by the broken twigs And crushed leaves down the paths I ALREADY went So, you see, as for the potentialities of ME.... I aint even made a DENT! And you're not the first who couldn't read and understand me fully So, don't ever think you can just grease and work me like a pulley By yanking my chain or tweaking the torque Cuz when I done with you, I'll break OFF the fork In the softest spot you've got For mounting up with the wings of EAGLES is my lot Cuz I'm claiming it with my words I'm not meant for pickin' and peckin' with yard birds Because chickens can't fly...that high So, all you'll ever do is vainly crow Because, only I Am my greatest foe But with God's help....the more rounds I go.