They say when intoxicated
The truth comes out.
Not for me, I speak truth
When I’m good and sober.
You’re goin’ to know
If you’re in or out
When my rant is over.
I rather get it off my chest
Than carry the weight on my shoulders.
Call it whatever you want
That’s just fine!
I’m okay with being the only one
Who actually speaks their mind!
Cause some of you need to hear it
Somebody’s got to tell you about yourselves
I am not gonna hold back not one bit
A little truth is good for your health
I’m just saying how I feel
Why I gotta be rude ’cause I’m keeping it real?
To be honest, Fake it until you make ain’t ever been me.
I can’t fake, that word makes me uneasy.
Why when I’m being honest I gotta have an attitude problem?
I told you I was going to tell the truth in this poem.
I’m gonna make some stomachs sink
Let me tell you the truth
What people don’t say and really think
Some people don’t get what they really want out of life
And they settle
Never living up to their potential
Men don’t respect women anymore
Because we don’t respect each other
They call us bitches and whores
Don’t you know love makes us tougher?
Work is a trap
Life wasn’t meant to be all bills
But humanity adapts
While stress kills
The company around you may not mean well
They hate, I’m telling you they can.
They want to see you hurt and fail
They want it all — your life, your man.
Black folks need more education
But because of gentrification
We are at war for complete emancipation
America’s gotta stop the rotation
Church isn’t always welcoming
Their love is conditional
White girls shouldn’t wear braided singles and “dread”locks
Because that is BLACK culture it’s all we got
The hard people are really the most deep
I think they care
But people don’t listen when they share
Some people don’t deserve a child
I think they are too selfish and wild
Most people shouldn’t be allowed to drive
Everybody shouldn’t be allowed to have guns
Most women settle for men they shouldn’t
Most men have done things they wish they wouldn’t
Most people don’t really care about you
But I keep hurting myself because I think they do
Dogs are better than people
People make promises they can’t keep
I think I’m cutting way too deep
So I’ll be done
Some of you were at the edge of your seat
It was only session one