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Name Day

This is my 36th year on this earth
The circumstances I was raised in counted against me
Being the color I bare
Stopped people from seeing the real me
I did not fall victim to the intercity cycle
Fought to free myself of the degrading stereotype

Battling every day to release myself
From the eight block radius of head nods and music videos
That people see when looking in my direction
Ignorance only judged and did not try to understanding
That every year as a teenager I was not supposed to make it
That was 17 years passed

I am a man grow now
With responsibilities of others
Children to remember me
To get mad at me when I have not been my best
To forgive me because of love
To guide in a specific course

God has bestowed one more year of life’s rotation upon me
I wake happy
Not taking anything for granted
Because this is my Name Day
With 13,149 days of wisdom and love
Waiting for 365 more.

© 2014

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Hole In the Wall

Thump, Thump
As the music goes
From corner to corner
Making the sounds
Feeling the waves
Of the speakers
I hear it
I’m about two decades behind
But I still feel the vibe

Now I remember
How I was raised
It sounds new to me
And I respect my heritage
That lovely culture
I am a creature
A monster with soul
Running through my veins
The liquid of passion by
From a tune
That instrument
Is in my heart

I love the pleasure
Of the thump thump
From the speakers
That vibrate waves of power
It’s a medicine
That heals my being
That moves my hips
Changing the pace
Of my legs
That’s what I feel
When I’m in the
Hole in the wall

© 2014

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