Letter to my father


I watched my hero shrivel to bone bristle dead n gone I miss u but a couldn’t shed a tear on this tissue life is so hard I’m dealing with different issues my dreams go so far but when reality hit u it bring me back to earth soul bloody like after birth been having visions lately of a casket hearse will my fam pack the church? Nobody really cares they offer their best wishes but they ain’t never here when the worlds on my shoulders moon on my back my spirits getting colder heart might attack brain on insanity nobody understanding me I got snaked by beauty crossed under handedly hate the reflection in my mirror so I smashed the vanity seven years bad luck added to what I deal with randomly on a daily basis pride I give it u can’t take it u seasoned it up put it on a plate and made me taste full of shit I might let this bullet split my chin and lip take my own life finish it slit my wrist open up my veins release my pained temperament world spinning like rolled cinnamon I can’t take my focus center it twilight zone I’m entering rest in peace pop soon you’ll see ya best friend again…..

Reverse


If I told you lies would you still trust me? If I treated like a stranger would you still love me? If everyone else had my attention and I put them above thee, would you still long for my company? If I treated you how you treat me would you stick around to receive, all the pain and frustration living inside of me? Sweat cry bleed so much I feel empty, can’t eat can’t sleep, am I my own worst enemy? I loved you so much i took the suffer in stride! I kept it real you keep secrets I got nothing to hide. Stomach full of pride, Mind full of wishes summers in my eyes soul’s the coldest winter……..

Misery


Why can’t u just listen
All things fall apart I gotta fix it
Instead of giving me. The shovel u started digging
Now we find our stuck in a hole we can’t live in
I mean wat is it
Do you find weakness in submission
Why is it we have to be on a collision course before the drivers seat is mine to sit in
My face is not the type you spit in
I have ya best interest
Stop treating me like a liability
I am ya best friendship
We have a rooted kinship
Let’s grow together
Not separate
Untied we stand divided we fall
That’s our life lesson

Listen


Why can’t u just listen
All things fall apart I gotta fix it
Instead of giving me. The shovel u started digging
Now we find our stuck in a hole we can’t live in
I mean wat is it
Do you find weakness in submission
Why is it we have to be on a collision course before the drivers seat is mine to sit in
My face is not the type you spit in
I have ya best interest
Stop treating me like a liability
I am ya best friendship
We have a rooted kinship
Let’s grow together
Not separate
Untied we stand divided we fall
That’s our life lesson

Black History _ Fred Hampton


Dr. King had a dream to obtain equality by marching through the towns where oppressors would soak us with hoses, attacks us with rocks, and let there German Sheppard’s loose to stick their teeth in our black flesh.  Dr. King bravely spoke out against the oppression of our people, believing one day his voice would bring change.  Malcolm El Hajj Malik Shabazz fought for that common goal however he didn’t take the non violent approach.  He firmly believed in fighting fire with fire; if everybody got burnt up at least everyone was even.  These two philosophies were combined and gave birth to a new revolutionary, Fred Hampton.

“If you walk through life and don’t help anybody, you haven’t had much of a life”.  This quote from Fred Hampton sums his life up completely.  Fred was born with the gift to motivate through speech.  At the age of 16 he became the voice of his community.  In the 1950’s everything was still very much segregated.  Fred thought it was unfair that the white children had access to the pool close to his neighborhood, but his friends and he had to travel a couple miles out of the city to swim.  Fred formed a campaign to get a swimming pool closer to home and his efforts didn’t go unnoticed; in return the neighborhood was rewarded with an entire recreational center.  The list of triumphs continues: he also organized a student walkout so African American females could become homecoming queen, and Fred is credited for helping Charles Anderson, an African American, become dean of his school.

The NAACP invited Fred to become a member.  He studied Malcolm X and marched with Dr. King and soon found his home as a leader of the Chicago based chapter of the Black Panther party.  As the Black Panther movement grew stronger, so did the CIA’s urgency to end it.  The CIA saw the Black Panthers as a threat to society.  Ironically the message being circulated around the urban masses were to work together and take care of each other.  This form of unity and strength struck fear in the powers that be.  On Dec. 4th 1969, police ambushed the apartment Fred Hampton was known to frequent, and they ended his reign as leader with two bullets in the skull at point blank range.  He was only 21 years of age.

Can you imagine where African Americans would be today if our leaders were not assassinated?  Steve Jobs, one of the creators of the ipod, was praised for his invention.  Benjamin Franklin invented the lightening rod, his efforts were rewarded.  African Americans invented America; there was no praise or reward for the blood sweat and tears shed over the three hundred years of slavery.  There are a lot of stigmas and negativity attached to the black man.  I challenge you to analyze all of our African American public leaders and I can guarantee you will find a common goal; all we want is peace.

What Is Happiness?


 

Happiness is an emotional state of personal fulfillment.  It is the feeling you get when you achieve a goal that had been deemed unobtainable.  Morality should never be compromised during the pursuit of happiness.  You can never truly end your pursuit successfully, if your happiness deliberately brings someone else pain.  A lot can be told about the character of a person just by answering this simple question; what does happiness mean to you?

Negative energy begets negative results.  Robbing a bank to accomplish millionaire dreams will ultimately lead to million reasons for a suspect to be depressed.  The suspect may feel joy while the cash is in the bag but how will that person feel once the cops apprehend him.  This is short term stimulation is only euphoric for a moment.  It can be compared to getting high off of cocaine; what happens to your happiness once the high has settled?

“We Have No Right To Happiness” interprets happiness as being a selfish emotion.  The examples C.L. Lewis used to support his theory definitely raise a solid argument but the actions referred to in the writing are without morals.  I believe true happiness is not selfish but self less.  Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream all people would be treated equal.  He lived and died for the justice of all not just himself.  If Dr. King would have accomplished this great task before passing away; not only would he have achieved his personal happiness he would have made a lot of other people happy as well.

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness” are said to be the rights of man.  Life and liberty seemed to be guaranteed but if you want happiness you have to work for it.  During the rollercoaster ride of life, you will go through multiple phases and countless emotions.  I believe all the good and bad times you go through are only set in your path to strengthen you.  People spend their time on earth trying to find their true purpose for being.  What if it is to find happiness?

If you ask a hundred people what does happiness mean, you will get a hundred different answers.  Some people aim for the sky in hope to grab the stars and the moon; others are satisfied simply with the materialism in front of them.  Who can actually judge the gravity of someone’s happiness?  What I do know is, it is our right to pursue happiness until our hearts are contempt.  In my opinion, happiness is just that; an opinion.