I AM a sister, an aunt, a friend, a granddaughter, a realist, an educator, a lover of learning. I AM NOT someone who settles for mediocracy or status quo, who gives up easily, who shirks away from responsibility, or who believes that people cannot change if they truly want to. I FEAR very little. I WANT for people to remember me for the impact I have hopefully made on the next generation of leaders of this country. I NEED to express myself through writing and lyric. I LIVE for myself, my family, and my friends, respectively. I LONG to see a day where people are solely judged by the content of their character but will settle for my children seeing it instead.
some replicated replica of an original ass muthafucker who deserves the respect you give to another friend, family member, or even lover
come down off that insensitive bullshit and let yourself stick with a winner who suffers losses and climbs back up the ladder for repositioning i'm done wishing for treatment i've earned.
i'm exhausted from racking my brain to figure out why i get the short end of the stick from you but truth dot from this spot to the next
i will do my best to question myself a little less as I've been giving until i can't give anymore for as long as i can remember and i care for others the way i would hope them to do the same and maybe that's what makes you view me as soft and lame but He knows me different and for every ounce of dirt thrown on my feet i grow more gritty more wise more immune to your misappropriated discontent
Because you made me.
though i will never let you change the few things about me on which my seldom self esteem relies in His eyes i am forgiven for my profanity because He knows I'm angry in His eyes he loves my speech
because it admits my faults against my commitment to the world in which i live and in His heart He knows i'm boss increasingly aware of the things i must do in order to survive the flood of blows from those i know, love, and trust but to whom i am
constant, easy prey shred with unlevel logic less emotions less for the faint at heart.
"What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. " -"Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson