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Contemplating a Character
7/20/2022

I wasn’t looking for nothing, I wasn’t tryna’ make amends

somehow all this hurting turned my questions to demands

Watching my family struggle added passion to my plans

am I talking in circles or do you truly understand?

Stand on your principles, move through life with a purpose

actions without reasons means your movements less than worthless

sometimes my reflection reminds me of a different person

I used to embram ‘em but now I’m breaking curses

You are who you are and you can’t help who you love, granny told me

Though I comprehended until experiences really showed me

I was loyal to the streets ‘cuz they showed me love when I was lovely

Outsiders called me heartless when I needed someone to hold me

You dreaming, I do the same!

Breathing, I do the same!

Difference is I don’t treat life like it’s a game.

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