Short Story

Short Story

Everybody always ask how I really got started with writing poetry. Well back when I was a shortie my parents always wanted to put me in some summer program, so I would stay out the streets. From summer school, to karate classes, to tumbling. Around the age of 9 or 10, my mom signed me up for summer classes at Kennedy King college. It was like a summer school but for writing and arts. The English/Language class had a final assignment to recite Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise”. I didn’t even know who that was at the time. As I’m reading my lines, by the way the teacher probably saw something in me because she gave me 4 lines to recite. Side note there was this girl named Nia who also had 4 lines as well, she was pretty as hell she was crush number two. Anyway I’m reading the lines over and over I couldn’t help but to read the whole poem. Every time I read it I understood more and more of what she was saying. The flow of beautiful words and how she put them together was amazing. The day of the recital in front of all of our parents we began. The whole time I was reciting the other lines in my head. When it came to my turn I proudly said my lines, “Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides”, which forced an applause from my mother, all four times. I soon noticed after my last line, “Leaving behind nights of terror and fear, I rise”, that Nia gave me a look and a smile. A week from that day I bought Maya Angelou’s book of poetry. This really opened me up to other poets including, Robert Frost, Nikki Giovanni, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes, just to name a few. I ended up falling in love with their words and how they told a story, had a deep message, or just pure euphoria. I really respected the power of words, it truly inspired me to try to move an audience and here I am today still trying.

Random Thoughts

My mind is in stitches and often glitches from time to time maybe my voice have the wrong pitches but it doesn’t matter because no one listens this little star is going to shine better yet glisten like a prism wish I knew the reason what’s the reason why people want to mistreat me do they know my secret, that I’m so sick I refuse treatment do I seem that creepy eyes not so clear lids glazed over like I’m sleepy u assume I’m high or sneaky just because I want to embrace everything beautiful u call me greedy unlike the words of tweedy what u thought u saw isn’t what it really is stick up kid not at all but don’t be so quick to decide u will be surprised how I handle mine I say something that will get your feet shuffling u will think it’s hammer time I get lost in my boredom when I hide from society that’s how I manage my time 

Un Apologetic

Un Apologetic

I’m unapologetic for the things I was born with
for the bad luck and trouble that persist
truthfully it made me better may I insist
had to change my life, this writing is a helpful assist
vague resemblance of a writer exists
it’s powerful how i can control words with just a flick of my wrist
I’m unapologetic for this book’s cover
they never told u it’s not good to judge others?
tired of nay sayers, haters, and blood suckers
u don’t appeal to me, you’re not real to me because it’s your life that suffers
my life is a clutter
but I’m finally straightening things up, where’s my swiffer duster
I’m unapologetic for my addiction to beautiful faces
and it’s true I love all races
because honestly I look for the angel that traces
I consume their auras just to get wasted
but nervous to approach them like they were sacred
with so many heavenly creatures I’m faded
I’m unapologetic for being elevated
how 420 is so regularly celebrated
ok maybe that’s a little exaggerated
I might be considered a pothead but I’m well educated
those euphoric buds really have me infatuated
got tired of people trying to school me, so I graduated
the person I’ve become is poetic
a little pathetic but u have to respect it
I am who I am, I’m unapologetic

Random Thoughts

Damn, right now I’m so high and I don’t want to get weighed down like a wet feather especially when it’s stressful on those rainy days like may weather be careful for what u say hit them like mayweather her name was heather she was a true treasure we made good music every beat by measure she was my pleasure even through all of her lectures we were tethered together simply because we were better together made me feel special because she told me she will see me whenever said she loves every endeavor and effort just to get her attention but was still on the fence or something until I showed her my extension no fronting on business when I showed up scoping u out like I was hunting she got my blood pumping my loins jumping the jealous type when I saw her with someone else so I decided to confront him moments later me giving this dude a beating like he was my stuntman got thrown out regret sunk in then felt a little sorry for all the lumped skin she came running out yelling that I’m dumped again and then told me not to come again damn another one decided to run again this the third club I was thrown out of incase u were wondering honestly it’s just a summer fling I know I couldn’t have said a dumber thing but I have to lie to myself because without them my confidence shrink, see I have more problems than u think   

Random Thoughts

Take your seat now because I’m about to use my words to give u a verbal beat down no cookies in the cookie jar because talent is the only thing I reach now the first call to opportunity they hung up so I just redial this writing stuff saved my life I’m not in those streets now u can put my words to beats or a freestyle but I don’t because I like my style though a little hostile its definitely worthwhile the life consist of reminiscent nightmares that’s why I usually put three in rotation like a turnstile this is it a one way ticket to my life snippet it’s different in a good way but truly sickening so buckle up because it’ll hit u like a head on collision with a monster truck as real as a dollar bill in me they trust it’s me they chose never just given to me like a free throw I’m respectfully trying to wear that number one on me like D Rose then maybe u will think “damn he’s bold”……truth told  

Pass Her By (part II)

I’m walking to work as soon as I step in I’m looking around like an inspection then finally looked in her direction it’s like I have ADD with women one can’t hold my attention but she was different if I forgot to mention her ascension from heaven had me on hold like detention but it seems like when we are around each other there’s a little tension maybe I need an intervention it should be easier than this why must fear consist I mean it’s a risk but from what I can tell she know I exist lunch break is my one break to catch her off guard because she doesn’t know I’ve been down this road before and often left me scarred but I’m wiling to make an exception because she had me slipping and I fell hard but couldn’t shoot my shot because I was barred another man captured pure art they have a happy home too complete with yard she say they make good music together similar to mozart just listening to this makes my soul fart my life is a constant conflict sometimes it’s real crucial but I’ve learned to live with it because I have a cold heart but I know she’s in to me with me feeling the way I do it’s hard for her to be a friend to me how often do nightmares come true I mean I don’t want to jump the gun but now what do I do?

Random Thoughts

My heart gets cold over and over again like freezer burn I need to straighten things out my life need a perm nobody really told me what I need to learn no sticks seeds or leaves just trees to burn buds that is but let me not fall off topic love that is see I really don’t know what the trouble is it’s like love gets handed to me but I fumble so precious every time I get a hold of it, it crumble at this point I think it’s me so at this point I just consider it a waste of energy because somehow I’m always the enemy I try to life u up but said u were grounded that’s why u didn’t want my company I think it’s me maybe the pieces to my life don’t fit so comfortably and it’s still incomplete the thought of dying alone makes me sweat more than summer heat I feel love is so obsolete I’m over it so much for closure with all these heart breaks being numb will be a perfect gift 

Random Thoughts

The shyest but most confident guy u’ll ever meet but it seems like bad luck just keep sweeping me of my feet and accident waiting to happen and I’m not buckled to my seat so I collide with thoughts of suicide because my fate wants me to be the loneliest guy alive that’s probably why I strive to get so high in the sky and fly it’s a way to escape the feeling I put on hold for her withdrawal pain in my stomach similar to an ulcer because she has me pinned up like a poster desperately waiting for the words “come over” but no response I guess she knew that bs corresponds with who I am she saw it and heard it all before and to her I look like a sewage plant just because my past planned to make my life aslant or maybe I’m on a slope too considered blessed when I hold u it was a privilege just to know u I only had u in my sights can’t u tell by the way I scoped u everything I posed was true felt like I cheated at this game called life and u were my code who knew I swear those weren’t lies or dreams I sold u I did the right thing I was supposed to do but u misunderstood and chose to walk away now I’m left dumbfounded nothing smart to say every time i think of her I’m always one spark away to help mask the pain I don’t mean to complain but u never gave me a chance to explain look forget it how about we start over hello I’m cleveland what’s your name