Minor Setback (Spoken Word)

Minor Setback:

Wow I never thought I would be thinking like this

Although my mind couldn’t resist

Every day I’m looking for an assist

But that’s not what life consists

Instead, I get a fist

Then I often drift

Because I wonder what life really is

I often listen to too many voices

Telling me to take a pause on my wishes

In my mind, I couldn’t make no promises

Cause every time I turned on the tv I seen Steph chasing his dream 

I have seen Cam going all out for his team

Every day I see people take it to the extreme

Just to reign supreme

All these people stood tall like a marine

But I was told to wait

This really made me stuck

It had me thinking that life sucks

But It was my tough luck

So it made me change my mood to I don’t give a fuck

Excuse my French

I was just tired of being hit with a wrench

It feels terrible sitting on the bench

In life you are born then you live then you die

I was born in 97 but I don’t feel like I lived yet

And that makes me upset

Life has been going by fast like a corvette

And I have been looking for a reset

But there is no time to reflect

This word has been roaming through my mind lately

Don’t take this lightly


If I die tomorrow can I say I did everything that I wanted to do

No, I would just be screwed

Because I actually stopped working

And started to wait

Tomorrow is not promised

I’m just being honest

If I die I want to be a great novelist

Not someone who waited

I have to stay motivated

Each day I feel like I got the skill

But my fans have already split

They left after 78 went up in flames and special K died forever

But it’s whatever

Because K will live forever

It was a minor setback in the beginning 

Because my mind was still spinning

I couldn’t pick between making myself happy and making my momma proud

I was really loving the crowd

But following my dreams was never allowed

But following my body was always allowed

I was in a major drought

Just trying to find my route

All along I have been silent like a flute

And been going through a dispute

A dispute that lasted way too long

Project after project without a pat on the back

Man I’m so trapped

I’m just going through a minor setback

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K. Exum

K. Exum is an up and coming author & poet. He looks to make his longtime childhood dream job his reality. By creating this blog, he seems to show his skills for writing. His hunger for success and dedication to turn his ordinary life into his dreams has brought him to this point. K is currently working on his 5th spoken word project, "Poetic Gift." Reach out by this email to connect! founderofhitm@gmail.com

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