God Bless This City

Hello, I'm Jordan Gennero, these are my rhymes, now let's go

This is my moment
This is my time
Yeah I'm gonna show it
This was my grind
I'm the last of my family and I'm gonna shine

Welcome to San Antonio
The city that loved me
The city that held me
The city that wept for me
The city that betrayed me

I haven't lived very long but I write like I've died three times

The world's so cold but it gets warmer with each of my lines

There's levels to me
I'm a different guy than what you see
Standing in front of thee
Reciting poetry
Man this all flows so perfectly
Almost like it was meant to be

Started off small time but I'm still stuck with small time

All I've ever had is the paper and I'm not talking about the green kind

I don't want to set the world on fire but I will if I have to

I've survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me

I don't mind if I die frankly

All I care about is if you lie me down gently

God works in mysterious ways but I've never understood why me and my family

I was never cut out for this life

But I grew up in it

And despite the heartbreak I'm still gonna make it

I'm the unlikely hero

I always dreamed big because my brother couldn't

Most of those poor dreams are still trying to come true and most never will

I'm sick of seeing my momma cry

I'm sick of my brother attacking us

I don't know how we live every day

Sometimes this city makes me think it should have been me

I've tried to stay hopeful when the situation is dreadful but it all seems so pitiful when I know I'm never getting out of this

I've worked so hard, I've done my best, I've come so far, from test to test
I've been battered, and I've been beaten, but when it mattered, never defeated

And when y'all saw that this city brought me to my knees

And when the darkness descended all around

I knew y'all couldn't take my crown because

Y'all were too busy chanting God bless this city

I've always tried to pick up the pieces of the puzzle but I've never really come close

All the pharmacists we went to,

prescribing all these prescriptions,

And after all we had been through,

Still no good decisions

And after a while it seemed like the city had turned its back on me

Put your eyes on me

And get up on your feet

Because there's no place you'd rather be

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I've worked so hard, I've done my best, I've come so far, from test to test
I've been battered, and I've been beaten, but when it mattered, never defeated

And when y'all saw that this city brought me to my knees

And when the darkness descended all around

I knew y'all couldn't take my crown because

Y'all were too busy chanting God bless this city

God bless the city that never wanted to help me or my family

God bless the city that never gave my brother a chance

God bless everybody who just stood by and glanced

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community

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