Where I Belong

Dropped out of college, I was finished like Kanye,

Sipping whisky, alternating between drinks, pass the Bombay.

My parents worked too hard for me to fail at life,

Literary success is one dimension of my grind, bosed up, started soaring to new heights.

They told me I needed a degree to succeed in life,

But the truth is I’ve surpassed those who didn’t understand my plight.

Diplomas, degrees, and certificates are only credentials,

Life experience is essential, the irreplaceable element that’s quintessential.

Working for a manager who doesn’t value your wellbeing,

Open up your eyes, realize the deception you’re seeing.

I wasn’t born to be treated like another number on the stat sheet,

Everything that’s labelled as impossible I reach.

I’m a hopeful dreamer, compassionate, deeply romantic,

Witty remarks leave you feeling jubilant, life just expanded.

Book tours across the province, exploring the nation,

Even hit spots overseas, time for a celebration.

Public speaking became another method to inspire,

Attended conferences and seminars, showed the audience the means to comfortably retire.

Words are powerful tools with knowledge behind them,

Wisdom is the only way to rise up, the necessity for surviving.

Get out of your own way, escape what doesn’t matter,

The more your mind focuses on the negativity, you only become madder.

Caring about what doesn’t need your energy is insufficient,

Seeing the brighter side of life is the divine difference.

Taking one positive element out of your day is all that counts,

The amount isn’t measured by the ounce.

Accurately on target like an arrow, invoking joy like a Christmas Carol,

I’m looking fly in off-brand or designer apparel.

Uplifting entrenched communities, earning to give back,

The assets and finances are temporary comforts, that’s a fact.

We own our thoughts, honor, dignity, and integrity,

Radiating with positive energy, repelling treachery, knocking out lethargy.


Fighting And Rising

Kush rushing through my lungs, higher than the sky,

There’s a lot of money out here, you need to fight for your piece of the pie.

I’m spending the crust, investing the filling,

Receiving visions better than who I am because I’m willing.

Landing jabs, hammering down lethal combinations,

Crafting words that accelerate into a realm of scintillation.

Never trust anyone, don’t underestimate people,

At the end of the road we are all equal.

Showing what belief and having big dreams can do,

Making the devil powerless, all of the lies I can see through.

A lot of people counted me out, they thought I wouldn’t succeed,

Fervor in the heart of these words, you need to bleed.

The struggle only makes you stronger, builds up tolerance,

Defending what’s mine, attacking hard on offense.

Taking a loss only means victory is on the horizon,

Prepared for war, life is consistent so there’s nothing surprising.

Satisfaction is the death of ambition, never satisfied,

Caring deeply about the value of family ties.

Everybody deserves to eat well, live in security and enjoy peace,

But tranquility has a price to pay, you need to conquer the beast.

Happiness cannot be stolen or penetrated;

Once you are in love with yourself you will be venerated.

My eyes are on all of my enemies, but they don’t cross my mind,

Time is on my side, just view the strength of my grind.

The city is calling my name, I don’t write for fame,

Acknowledgement at nightclubs usually comes from lames.

Dollars on reserve under the view of a telescope,

Selling the pathway of hope, holier than the pope.

Major moves are the only movements I understand,

Underdog on the come up, about to gain the upper hand.