Writing Prompt #24

Writing Prompt #24: What was your best year ever, so far in your life? Give a timeline of events and describe everything that made it so spectacular.

My best year ever so far would have to be 2016. I know that’s only 3 years ago but it was special because it allowed me to find my emotional outlet. That outlet being poetry and storytelling. I was into writing stories heavy when I was a cub but as I got older I fell off when I started going through depression through high school. I just lost my touch.

In 2016 to be exact would be late January is when I discovered Spoken Word. Sometime after that, I just wanted to give it a try after seeing Nick Cannon do some spoken word videos. So my first piece as you should know is New World. Then after that, I just had a spark from it. It became my therapist and my hobby.

May 2nd when I dropped The Rise was the best because it was just the first time I dropped a mixtape. At the time I was in love with it but now I realize I rushed it. But I was just excited to release something. Then New Breed a month later on the 17th. That one wasn’t rushed and became one of my favorites. Then a couple of months later in October, I dropped The Storm where I used my voice to go after different current events and more pieces about me. Just thinking back makes me excited for TR2.

I’m rambling at this point but basically, I gained an outlet that year. I was able to express my deepest emotions through the words I write and recite. Also, it just brought some fun to my life. As you know I’m a big rap fan and not being able to rap is something I hate. So being able to write bars is fun to me. It lightens my day when I listen back through and catch the little bars I threw. That’s it for this prompt. Make sure you subscribe to my mailing list to be notified when I post. Check out my previous post until my next post.

Favorite Creation

I would have to say, “Don’t Ask Me That Shit”. Just because it was different from anything I had created before that moment. It was more raw energy and passion to it. Although I cursed a lot in it. I really showed a lot of people that side of me you don’t want to meet. I remember someone had ticked me off that day. It sparked something greater.

You know sometimes someone can push your buttons and make you want to create something to shut them up.  One of my worst memories was being forced to play football in high school. I know it’s a weird one. But ever since then I have a strong hatred for football.

If I remember correctly someone was in my head about football and how I was wasting my life by pursuing my dreams. I should pursue the career that my physical appearance would be in. Basically, I should be playing because I’m big and fat. So it just pissed me off because I heard that same statement or statements like that throughout my short life. Whether it was coaches that wanted a new player, or my peers, or just random people who were a fan of football. Their favorite lines are “You know you can make a lot of money from it.” Or “All you got to do is stand on the line and block”.

So that day just sent me over the edge and I just wanted to make a statement. The only way I knew how to. I did a lot of rhyming and really just letting out bars. But when you really listen to my broken English because I stuttered a bit, it really got deep.  My favorite lines from that was

“Have you ever seen your mother look down on you

The one person that you want to make happy

Look down like you weren’t even hers

That type of thing made me want to ride away in a hearse

But quitting my dreams made me feel worst”

I guess those lines stuck out because they were emotions that I never told anyone before. As a kid you just always want to make your parents happy and at that point in my life, I felt like I wasn’t.  The more I wanted to quit, the more I felt like shit. But when you abandon your dreams it feels even worse. I stopped writing for almost 4 years of my life.  Just to pursue dreams that weren’t even mines. Yeah, I’m going too deep. I’m just going to leave off with this random thoughts.