A Picture Maybe Misperceived

let me give you a picture of my life,
it’ll give you a little insight to what it’s like,
it’ll give you just enough so you may be able to understand,
the trails and tribulations of just one man,
how will you perceive it: joy or pain,
a life in tact or a life in vain,
will you perceive it as right or a need to change,
a life out of control or one that is well-maintained,
am i running through life or am i guided by a cane,
have i lost my mind or am i completely sane,
will you lay me on the counter or will i be framed,
will your last thought of me be good or followed by the words “what a shame”,
which of these thoughts will travel through your mind,
from this picture of me frozen in time,
so just remember to never judge a book by it’s cover; no matter what you think you see,
because what you saw may very well have been misperceived.
 

I’m Tired

I'm tired of seein death,
I’m tired of seein little kids shot because they got no vest,
so they get hit by a stray bullet right in the chest,
or they take one right in the head,
either way they whind up dead,
and all we have to say is three words that begin with rest,
I’m tired of these kids dying from these drugs like meth,
I’m tired of lookin at life and say what’s next,
and then sittin around and sayin what’s left,
I’m tired takin life slow like it’s a game of chess,
well knight to king it’s time to put some of these things to rest,
cuz while things are like this they can never be a pursuit for happiness,
 
I’m tired of livin life in a small town,
I’m tired of feelin like the whole world’s trying to hold me down,
I’m tired feeling like a prisoner; always bound,
I’m tired of all my hope’s and dreams being rained on until they all drown,
I’m tired of never wearing a smile but always wearing a frown,
I’m tired of never feeling up cuz I’m always feeling down,
I’m tired of trying to hide and always being found,
I’m tired of looking for a verb and only finding a noun,
I’m tired of running to only be run down,
I’m tired of worrying about my ending sound,
the sound that’ll put me in the ground,
I’m tired of feeling like i shouldn’t express my feelings out loud,
I’m tired of looking for a thought and only findin a cloud,
 
I’m tired of kids steady joinin these gangs,
and in return they get lead into all sorts of thangs,
they just keep treatin life like it’s some kind of game,
and when they get busted they start lookin for someone to blame,
well if you lookin for someone to blame you only have to do one thang,
look at your birth certificate and find your name,
cuz you make your own path and only you’re the blame,
I’m tired of people not tryin to change,
this racist stuff is out; times ain’t the same,
judgin me by my color is like judgin me by my name,
the fact is is this damn stuff is insane,
so if you don’t know me don’t judge me that’s all i got to say,
so i guess I’ll go through life just waitin for a change,
just lookin for those better days,
so understand what I’m sayin help me change the game.

What Is Music?

music is sounds that soothe the soul,
it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old,
or whether you are a woman or a man,
it’s something we turn to when no one else seems to understand,
we turn to it when we’re happy or sad,
or even if we’re angry or mad,
we turn to it when we feel hurt or full of pain,
when things change or if they stay the same,
when we feel lost and can’t find our way,
or even when we just need something to help calm our spirit when we pray,
it’s actually funny how music seems to make things go away,
and how it soothes the soul, so we can make it through another day,
it is something that we all truely cherish,
so much that it is even played for us after we perish,
this is to ease the pain of the loved-ones we’ve left behind,
and to give them a song to remember us by,
and maybe, just maybe someday soon,
You’ll hear a sound ,a song, or just a little tune,
that will send you away someday , but hopefully not too soon,
and leave behind a memory for those you love who love you too.

My Sences

I see the world through your eyes,
Through all the kisses and goodbyes,
I see the world through your hair,
Through all the ways that people care,
I see the world through your smile,
Wishing forever we would sit and talk for a while,
I see the world through your chin,
Through every challenge; together we can win,
I hear the world through your ears,
Through the rainfall and the tears,
I hear the world through your heartbeat,
Through the noise on any city’s street,
I hear the world through your voice,
Over all the yelling and the noise,
I hear the world through your sigh,
Over all the people  who will cry,
I feel the world through your hand,
though sometime its hard to understand,
I feel the world through your love,
Floating away, I fly back like a lonesome dove,
I feel the world through your breath,
And will love you long after we have left,
I feel the world through your touch,
For you alone forever will i lust,
I smell the world through your nose,
Such beauty i thought could only belong to a rose,
I smell the world through your scent,
And will always remember the places we will have went,
I smell the world through your breeze,
Like the sweet scent from a forest of trees,
I smell the world through your perfume,
With the smell of a mid-summer’s bloom,
I taste the world through your tongue,
Such sweet splendor could never be wrong,
I taste the world through your kiss,
You and only you will i forever cherish,
I taste the world through your wind,
Such sweet sensations should never be considered a sin,
I can even taste the world through the arch of your back,
And i hope my love for you will make up for what i lack,
So as you can hopefully tell,
For you and you alone do my senses dwell,
All five senses have surrendered to the wonder that is you,
And i can only hope your senses make you love me the way i wanna love you.

Bonnie And Clyde (song titles as guidelines)

I lie here awake wishing i was there,
Only god knows why I’m Living on a prayer,
I swear
if i was a bird i would’ve already been there Yesterday,
It’s Crazy how much Your love amazes me with each passing day,
I’ve been waiting for a feeling like this All my life,
Me and you together like a modern day Bonnie and Clyde,
So I just keep hoping that you’ll Let me love you,
So I can be there to tell you Good morning beautiful through and through,
Because me without you is like a Riddle without an answer,
Cuz Your loves gotta hold on me like a cancer,
And even if Nobody knows it but me,
I’ll always try to make you able to see,
See the Circle you’ve got me spinning in Over and over again,
Cuz you alone hold the Kryptonite to this Superman,
I would never be super without you by my side to Make me better,
Together; is what i want us to be through the good and the bad weather,
You’ll never have to worry about me saying Goodbye my lover, this is true,
Never will i Runaway because i want Only you,
So long after the day we journey down that road On bended knee,
You’ll have My love heart and soul completely,
So though its true Every rose has a thorn,
This is one love that will never be torn,
So from now Until the end of time,
If you remain my bonnie; I will always remain your Clyde.

Brotherly Tears

As my memories fade back I can still see,
The brother I lost who never left me,
I still remember the day you had to go,
My brother gone, no more will i get to know,
I remember your smile and your dark green eyes,
I remember so much that often it makes me cry,
I remember when you used to babysit my cousin and me,
I remember the times we used to just chill under a tree,
I remember how you were always so nice,
Why should such a gentle soul have such a short life,
To die before you are sixteen; when you have such a sweet soul,
It just don’t seem right; you should’ve lived to be old,
But that’s all to late now, cuz you’re already gone,
But in a way you are still here,
So though at time i will feel alone,
I will always remember you are still with me every time i shed my brotherly tears.

‘Just Stumblin Through Life’

Sittin here thinkin bout all the things around me,
What’s makin me smile; whats makin me frown see,
My jobs got me down but not out,
And the pain in my back is makin me wanna scream and shout,
And den There’s a girl and she’s got my smile,
Hope it stays dat way forever and a while,
Cuz I need all the grins that I can achieve,
Cuz im tryna keep dis sadness and anger away from me,
So I’ll keep my head held up high and search for tomorrow,
Fuck today and all today’s sorrows,
Cuz I’ll be alright as long as I keep grindin and keep my head held high,
Just like T. I, said: I’m gonna live my life,
So until the next time you see me write,
Just remember there’s only three things worth the fight:
Friends, Family, And what you know is right.

Lost

I’m lost out here on the road,

And it seems I have No where to go,

I’ve lost it, I’ve done lost my mind,

I’ve lost the past,present,and future; I’ve lost all time,

I reach for the sky only to grab the ground,

I tried to jump up but I only fall down,

I show only smiles, but I only feeling frowns,

I’m a real good swimmer,but in my tears I drown,

Happiness I want, but for me it can’t be found,

Married to sadness; it’s got me locked-down,

They say don’t be so serious, well I’m a sad clown,

I’m like a beautiful song without the sound,

My heart still beats,but it’s more like a pound,

My pain’s never-ending, no edges, it’s round,

I tried to break free, but it seems I’m well-bound,

It’s a kingdom of pain, and only I can hold the crown,

But I guess all in all I’m stuck on this road,

And it seems that I have no where to go,

But slowly as I start to find my time,

I will slowly start to find my mind.

No Sad Face

Now the rain is comin down,

The pain is pourin down,

I share dis smile, but inside i wear dis frown now,

There’s tears inside now,

In these tears i drown now,

It seems my life is full of water now,

What will i do, where will i go,

How many people will i continue to know,

Will my soul grow, or will i go,

I don’t know what my future holds,

But in the end i guess no one knows,

So i will continue on in this life,

Maybe one day, i’ll have a kid and a wife,

But until that day, I’ll keep movin along,

I’ll try and stay strong as i walk along dis road i’m on,

In this life we all share pain,

But it seems lately dis life’s done gone insane mayne,

It’s got me out here lookin for a change,

But the change i’m gettin ain’t workin,

Cuz the only change i’m gettin is hurtin,

Got this darkness behind me lurkin,

Will it go, well i’m uncertain,

But if i die before i wake, don’t let me see no sad face,

Just know i’m goin to a better place,

Just keep the faith, and I’ll wait for you at the gate,

So don’t worry, just keep livin ya life,

Cuz while ya livin yours, Ima keep livin mine.