I Can’t (Poem)

I Can’t-

I have been published since I was 16 

Fast forward two years I really have an act for this type of thing

I just love to let my words sing

But I have one problem

I write and I write and write

Despite all the haters in my life 

I write and write

No matter who tries to stop me I see through them like sprite

I spent a year writing a book that flopped

Even though I didn’t make any cash I couldn’t stop

No matter how much they prayed that I stop

I kept going

Now I have doubts in myself

Should I hang it all on the shelf

All the doubters want the wealth

They look at me crazy when I say I’m not pressed for the wealth

I’m pressed for the success

I’m obsess

Countless days barely sleeping

Just creeping

Creeping on my dreams working to get deeper

I try to ignore the haters like Justin Beiber

I can’t help that my spoken word gets deeper

I’m sorry I’m a bleeder

I just have to let my emotions hit the fan

Cause at times I go through it with my fam

I have been tricked before it feels like I’m walking right into a scam

I take steps with caution

So much going through my head feeling like I’m getting a concussion

I have to make an adjustment

I can go all day about the people who tried to rob me of my plans

But you get the picture I know you understand

I’m coming with the master plan

I just have to make it big

Sometimes I feel like I should listen to moms and just quit

I got to think back to all the tricks

They say tricks are for kids

I must be a kid cause I thinking I’m falling for the tricks

But I just can’t 

I can’t quit

I got to hit the tricks with the matrix

I can’t quit

No matter how deep the pit

I stick to my self 

I just can’t 

I think back to when I first started

Felt like an engine just starting

Just powerful as it makes its mark

I want to be at the top of the charts

I want to love my art

I want you to put all the music in your kart

I just can’t quit

Author: 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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