By: Jimmie Sykes
“EMOTIONS FROM A MAN”
Amen to the men who learned to mend themselves.
Back when I didn’t have health care, I had self-care.
Remember when I was coming up short, it was always something holding me up like welfare. Now, here comes the emotion of a man.
Sweat in my hands, blood on my pants once again because once again I’ve been betrayed by some boys I called my friends.
I didn’t speak on it, never did because I was taught that was the law of a man.
Want to learn the emotion of a man? Yet you can’t find the time to study his mind.
US MEN ARE TOO BUSY RUNNING THE STREET DUE TO THE CHANCE WE MIGHT DIE TONIGHT.
We could die any minute.
We could die in an instant.
Now we got our grandmother’s praying for our existence.
I still want to know where are all of our black women that came up missing….
BRING OUR QUEENS HOME, GIVE US OUR QUEENS BACK🙌🏾.
Its kind of hard being black, even though I’m not the first to admit that.
YES, THE MONEY IS GREEN AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH OF IT I MAKE I’LL BE ATTACKED FROM THE FRONT FOR THE COLOR OF MY BLACK BACK.
Its wack, spent four years in the country trying to adapt.
Up in college chasing after a paper degree, but after college
I still don’t know what’s destined for me.
$40k in debt, crazy thing is the only thing that stuck is what I learned for free.
Self-knowledge is key but my conscious alone ain’t paying for the keys to a brand new V.
Force this 9 to 5 upon me just so you can diminish my dreams.
Now the only time I’m chasing dreams is when I’m chasing Zzz’s 😴💤