You think about it all day,
You think of ways to change,
You think of ways to grow,
Spend your entire day thinking,
Until you think the day away.
You think it’s getting better,
You think you’re getting stronger,
You think you’ve found the solution,
You think that,
Until you think yourself into doubt,
Think yourself into fear,
Hey I think you’ve fell back to square one.
I think you should put thought into actions,
I think you should stand and take chances,
I think we shouldn’t over think,
I think you’d love your ideas when you see them come alive,
Thoughts are not meant to be coveted.
I think you should open up,
Before your door close.
Before I start, I just want to explain I may ramble a bit within this post. I have an idea, I really want to capture my true emotions about this election…in 4 years revisit my mind during this time. Letting reality set in realizing Trump will be president starting next year. Watching it, it almost didn’t seem real. Then I felt it perhaps the same feeling a white racist may have felt when Obama won. What Obama stood for, what his family represented, his message and the hope he manifested in people created a fear among white supremacy. Back then those same people thought war, an uprising of blacks, the failure of America, etc. Today it’s the reverse effect & although the cards look to be in Trumps hand, how many times have we as people predicted situations wrong ? Look at this election from the beginning the man we thought was least likely to win, won. Maybe I’m optimistic but the illusion of power is strong, ask yourself are you really in fear ? Or is it simply just lack of knowledge? Maybe we’re giving the future potus too much credit…yes even the blacks that believe the next four years will be hell. May we endure and continue the goal of unity when it’s believed to be headed in the worst direction since the 2000’s. Why not shock the world ? Or maybe my eyes are blinded by a rude awakening that’s about to happen? My heart believes in the people first, one man doesn’t control my next four years of life. One of my favorite personal line is when I said “no matter the potus I don’t have any hope”. I still stand by it, I wanted Hillary to build on the progress Obama made. While I agree she wasn’t the best, she wasn’t a rookie at this and the more respectable candidate. While I wanted Hillary to win, I didn’t expect major change but she had a foundation to build off of. To see a drastic change, it starts locally, laws need to change, etc. I don’t have all the answers Sway but it doesn’t start nor end with the president. Trump won’t accomplish all he set out to in 4 years, it’s a second term that would be more crushing. Trump’s great America is yet to be seen, but one thing Trump did already was MADE AMERICA HONEST AGAIN.
They want you in fear,
They kill black men to grab your attention,
They take away your fathers and brothers,
They find the root of your support system and kill it,
They want you to fear giving birth,
They destroy the minds of growing black men so they have nothing to offer,
They tie your black men to a system that forever follows them,
So even when your black man wants to change…he can’t,
They kill us to break your heart,
They want to give you the fear to never experience this again,
They hope you choose not to birth and raise another black man,
They know the only way to get rid of us is to get rid of you,
This is the message they’ll attempt to send you,
If your argument is more whites are killed by police than blacks, I advise the white community to bring these situations to the light. To me that number means nothing, as humans we tend to know what we see and what we experience. You want us to believe you face the same issues we do? Show us and we’ll gladly fight for justice with you. White & Black hand in hand fighting for our rights. See when a black man is murdered by police we don’t see much frustration from the white community. We don’t see a white community that’s tired of the same issue. We see (not all) but plenty of the white community stand behind the police. When your emotions match the numbers maybe then that statistic may mean something … Until then #blacklivesmatter.
The moment my life becomes a novelty,
A beacon of hope starts to dawn on me,
I could never tie myself to poverty,
Then found the God in me,
Young man learned when to let the father speak, Continue reading “Sun Down.”
They call it the land of the free,
Just to tell you nothing’s free,
Tell you to chase your dreams,
While you running for somebody else’s.
Something I could never be,
Born to leave a legacy,
Though I’m born into hell it seem,
This little light of mine I let it beam,
Refuse to be another nigga the world already seen,
Don’t need a screen to change the scene,
Change your path alter expectations,
Snakes hidden in the grasses waiting,
See you fail they congratulating, Continue reading “Just Another Nigga.”
“You’re never as low as you think”-Bas
It takes time and true understanding to learn that we create our own idea of “the bottom”. It starts internally with the things we tie our hearts to that brings us joy. When they aren’t working in ways we believe we need them we begin to feel hopeless. It’s almost like having tunnel vision towards your desires. Too many times to we limit ourselves & our happiness to the things we want instead of the things we need. The only bottom we have is the bottom we create for ourselves. Sometimes when we hit what we believe to be the bottom it’s the first step to raising to the mountain top.
Does life really repeat ? Or do you remain in the same spot when the clock strikes twice ?