I've reached the point where there's nothing else to say
I've written every poem and song
thought every deep thought that transcends
the common state of mind.
over analyzed and dissected every action and memory
and there's nothing else to say.
or at least nothing of consequence.
Now's not the time for thinking, or doing.
its the time for being.
Just be whatever you are.
No second guessing.
No trying to confirm who you are, even to yourself
with witty poems and banter
With extreme gestures to show your undying allegiance to causes
that you only halfway believe in.
We're dying to stand for something
to fight for something
Stand for yourself
fight for yourself
revolutionize your own way of thinking
to where you can stand to sit in a room and just be.
Most of us cant do that.
with no TV., no music, no iPod, MySpace, Facebook, magazine
friends, weed, alcohol, cigarette.....
And by all means, don't take this as me being judgmental
I have my vices as we all do.
I don't even know if i can do that,
But i swear to god we're not getting anywhere.
we're running in circles, excited about going nowhere
all the while thinking we're moving mountains
All we're doing is created a new type of bondage
and 70 years from now
they'll have to be liberated from a new racism
fighting new wars for new causes
running in circles
the same damn circles with new names.
because of all the little things
when if you as an individual
could just accept the things you cannot change
and be everything that you are in your entirety,
in all your creativity,
all your beauty,
all your mistakes,
all your imperfections,
this world would be such a better place.
that's not to say that we shouldn't strive to make ourselves better.
but you're not on the path to real change, unless
you've accepted and embraced where you are now.
then and only then can we realize that
every cause, every war, every topic of debate
starts within us.
I would love to change the world.
but i do.
we all do.
with every step we take
every person we meet
every door held open
every thank you and you're welcome.
however, we get so lost in trying to change the world
in trying to help Haiti,
adopt children from Cambodia
rescue Shenequa from the hood
that we don't see that the point is: