Writing Prompt #19

What are some things you can express through poetry that you can’t express in another writing format?

The emotions I can express through poetry is priceless

You don’t know how much I love this

The day to day shit I take

I can let it out on the mic

It’s literally therapeutic

This notepad is my couch

And the poetry that leaves my mouth

Bounces off the walls like a bouncy house

As it enters the minds of everyone in the room and they can finally feel what I feel

I finally can drop the shield

I can finally speak without trying to be this man of steel

I can finally be real

I can finally let the world in on how I feel

Instead of putting up this persona that I am made of steel

That’s what poetry allows me to do

I can write phony story with different characters but how would you know it’s really from the heart

When these words sing from my soul

It takes a different kind of toll

On me it makes me feel whole

Grateful (Poem)

At some point in time you gone have to wake up and look in the mirror and say I’m the man

You gotta be grateful for what you have

Stop feeling bad

Stop thinking you look bad

Because you not the models on the television

If you want to get to that position

Work for it and trust the vision

You don’t need supporters for that

You can be that

Don’t give up because no ones looking

Make them look

Help (Poem)

I’m surrounded by plastic

They stick around like they elastic

But not here when it get drastic

That’s classic

I hate people that’s not long lasting

This life is fast you got to keep up

I been trying to make a come up

But you left me all alone

I got a lot roaming through my dome

I was never in the streets like a cone

But it feel like it

It’s like I had many around me

They tried to change me

Then they left me

It’s crazy how your around snakes all your life

This don’t feel right

Pops want to help me out

How do I talk to the one who put me in it

My feelings is tinted

Meaning they Dark

You turned your back and it hurt my heart

You left your mark

Now leave

Just let me be

Cause me and you can’t see eye to eye

Got me dying on the inside

And lighting a fire on the outside

I was thrown out in the water and I ain’t no Michael phelps

I didn’t have no help

I got to do it myself

Help is the last thing I need from a enemy

Cause family is overrated

And I hate it

It’s all about K. Exum

Get it (Poem)

They hate on you

When they don’t know you

When they never even met you

That’s what separates you from them

They judge off a glimpse

Thinking that’s who you are

Don’t let their words hurt you from afar

You know who you are

Now show the world your talent

Show what you got

Just remember no matter what

People will hate so don’t stop

Don’t let them make you flop

Hate is all over the atmosphere

Great things await on the other side of fear

Go get it

Work at it

You got this

Do what you wish

Don’t let the hate stop your grind

You are stronger

tougher

Get after it

Just go get it

BUILD A WALL AND CRIME WILL FALL (Short Poem)

BUILD A WALL AND CRIME WILL FALL

So basically continue to stall

While our kids continue to starve

The biggest killers have white skin but they still not behind bars

If they do get a sentence it’s shorter than a dwarf

Bills coming up to our neck like a scarf

And we’re told to be patient and let it run it’s course

But the suffering and hunger is something you don’t have to endorse