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Culture, healing, politics and bullshit - Not necessarily in that order

The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Friday, April 27, 2007


I am not promised tomorrow
But I live
frantically searching for that spot

the one I'll never find,
but I still look
I'll never fully understand as to why.

At times I can't breathe,
reaching... grasping
Being able to see it and not having it
ain't enough

Living without it makes it not worth effort
most times
but the voices tell me specifically
It must flow through me

It slips, so I slip with it
I slide
I'm slipping

That means that I've already fallen
The faint shouts heard
somewhere in the deep recesses
tells me to pull it up

pay it forward
come again

It's supposed to hurt anyway
play through the pain because


There is a purpose
even in your exposure and eventual demise
so just do.

So I pull at my spirit
Become its motivational speaker
finding fodder to harp on
keeping me interested in me

my destruction is spare objects
meant for the next cycle
It's harder than I thought
But I still try

Happiness for me now comes in that effort
new values are found in disappointment
failure and the excitable sound of the crash

At least it causes gaper's delay

Damn... I made em' stop and look
That's enough I guess

2007 Hassan Ntimbanjayo, Ya Dig?


DivineLavender said...

diggin it.

Luke Cage said...

I had me one of those Ka-RayZee Fridays man that bookended one nutsy work week. This was right on time and it couldn't have come from the Brown Blogger himself. You take it ez this weekend man. Enjoy yaself!

T. S. Snowden said...

"that's enough I guess"

sometimes its not only enough but more than some ever get...

princessdominique said...

smooothe--I've been in a poetic mood too. maybe I'll post something later. have a great weekend.

Rose said...

this is so beautiful, I love poetry. Thanks for sharing.

Beana said...

I likes!

Anonymous said...

"my destruction is spare objects
meant for the next cycle"

I loved it.

`NEFTY said...

Smoothe poem.