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The world once
Stood on the shoulder
Of a giant

One idea
One imagination
One spark of light

Manuel
Miranda
Yea Lin was right

Left out of luck that brother
**** that man he shrugs
And Ayn Rand isn't having any of it

Made magic
Out of a colored
History


Made cash
Out of stories we
Skipped school to beat

No wonder he's
Super cala
Fraga

*******
Rich right now
Left here to wonder how

The Man
And his smile!
Smile!!!

Laugh at me,
Laugh with me
Let's smile and sleep

Close our eyes, get the bleep
Out of this world
Upside

Down!

Don't drown
Crossing the border
Don't drown

Yeah, we all
Crossed the line
Once

I got no
Red blood, in me
No, not an oz

In fact
I got no blood in me
I pulled my heart out

I'm not a wizard
More a robot
Chasing a blurry face no doubt

Politix
Politsticks
And stones been

Breaking my bones
Like S and M it's all I can think
Yeah I'm gre Christian

You words sting like a bee
And I'm the mouse
Your testing

Me like is this
Really real?
No pop quiz,

No lessons
In this horse ****
Call me bojack

I got mama issues
Drowned in my tears
Snowflaking, I'm making a pose

Just so you'll see
Some fine *** in *****-hose
An *** unlike any

You've seen before
Did you get my number yet
*** work, I'm ***** like

Money green
Back then
And now

And slaves still be
Slaving still
Not really real

For you
But still
Terribly real

The only way to stop darkness
Is to light it up
Burn the bridges down, burn them blue
Burn them the **** up

I'm crying
Like the movie
With the old man

And his homie
Yeah I go see Up
To get down with the helium

Speaking so highly
Fire with fire Lee
You spike me down

Blue fire on my tongue
I've got dragon in me
Call me Mulan

Or flame princess
Cause my ancestors are white
Call me Matt Damon

I'm not a savior
Im no Sean White, doing kung fu
At a gun fight

Going to Wakanda
I've got my anakanda
White with spots, she'll hunt me down

Mask on I wrestle
Your mom in a
Wedding gown

The greatest generation
Like a golden
Shower on my face

We all know
It's gotta be
Be real the tape

The cherry
On the ****
Pie served by
Some white guy

But haven't you seen
The movies
The jokes in there somewhere

A stoner like Emma I learned
God is a Freeman
And black as my Africa

Totoro's wheezing
Yeah, I'm a maniac now
Crazy as a cow

Fed me  my own bones
Can you blame that
I'm bad

At being mad, I've gone ******
I'm not a bat I'm hanging
Upside down though

Not Octavius
No Spencer
I got eyes that see through her

Not you though
Too comfy
Too open your eyes and see

You weren't made for greatness
Hypnotized by Lucy's eyes
And buttery lies in a **** pie

Butterflies
Be dying
You'd still
Be there lying

Your *******
Scared of the truth
Like a ******

I know,
I know
I am staring at you

I'm sick
I'm bad,
I know I'm tainted

Painted with a black dot
Like a white girl I wreck ****
Up, only got six rings

Losing my things
I'm such a hot mess
Like that Joe Smith

White like a prophet
Who sells
Fiction for profit

Making fat stack on cash from
Pills that are too hard
To swallow

When weeds are growing
Up on their own
I won't wallow

Caused they used it to enslave them
What the **** white man
You can't save them

He shot the sheriff
And I didn't listen
No not yet I was a kid then

But now I'm
A man
Boy

I'm Mowgli
Hear my man
Roar

Or an alien
A robot a
Pokemon

Ryan Reynolds got me feeling
Like a dead mon

Too much white in me to be a panther So I'm a penguin

Flap my wings and we all be soaring
I'm a team player, less a Bird,
More a Magic Johnson

I know Malcolm X
Was heaven sent
But I run from the spotlight

I'm not a Warren
Or Trump yet
Just a white guy that can't jump

Like a ****
Not unalike a Harry Reid
I can't play games

With toy soldiers
I ain't no 'bama
Michelle ain't my mama

I ain't Sasha's brotha
Different ****
But ****
That
Wit
Michelle ooh
My blood boils blue
For her

Would be blue if
I was an
Alien

Yeah I'd go hard
For her if
I wasn't
So afraid of him

Too much an
Ace to not be waste
For a *******
Then

I was
Poisoned by Ivy
I don't ****
With O'Reilly

Blue on blue
On blue I'm
Seeing a change coming
Kall me Kesha
Tic
TOC
*******

Witches I feel it in my blood
Now, just like it all went down there
In yorktown

Here beneath
Willow tree
I see her hair

Whipping
Whipping back and forth
She like her Dada

She got magic
In her ancestry
Clearly I can finally see

Marceline
Was right
You know

That Prince was fresh
As hell he made
Purple rain

You know that Prince in Hell
Making purple love on a
Purple mattress with a purple stain

Princes of queens
I'm blue as heck
Like a bandana

Worn at the
Banana stand
Where we first made love

My man my
Nana
No doubt

I'm cool as a cucumber
Cool as Gwen
Channeling

Monroe
With her skirt
Flipped up

You looked
Down
Now I'm looking up

Got you on camera
Now your eating up
Justice

Yeah
I heard
Her *******

She been moaning
Real bad you can hear
Her coming

From anywhere
Not any hair
Justice waxes

She may blind like
Mice but she not
Deaf yet

Arrested
Development
She breaking walls

Like she in the Good Place
Bet
Me I'm in heaven

Look
Ma there
Ain't no chains

On me
Genie in a bottle
Where you listening?

Wow got me
Feeling like
An Apricot

Princess,
King me
Four seasons

I'm never getting
Out of this
Dress

Cheap queen
I ****** up
I'm a hot mess

Mary Poppins
Couldn't save me now
I need my chimneys swept somehow

Haven't seen the new one
I'll be honest with you
Too many colors and I've been

Flying too high
For penguins
And men in sequins

Pour out that
**** honey
On my silver spoon

The ginger won and
I'm eating it now
Too much girl in me not to see the son

Of a *******
On the golden throne

Can't believe
We let him
Get a
Second one

**** THAT

Do something
Say something!

Show me
This isn't
Normal
To you

That
I'm not the
Only one fighting
This war for
You

******
Act 1
Drama

Flipped the world is upside
Down
Where the hell is
Karma

Have you seen her yet?

Dressed down
In that
Little black
Dress

All things
Up in fire
Now

Wow
Now
Wow

Things look like eleven
Seven rings got me
Feeling like
A ferris
Wheel
Cotton candy,
Nineteen nineties
Suburban and white

Inventing stories
Cause our lives
Were boring

Immigrated too early
And under my own
Conditions

Twelve years a slave
Three years old
But I'm still kinda
Itching

Read too much
Ta-Nehisi Coates
To not want
Resistance

The skin I wear
White like a lambs
Gives me some
Advantage

So I use it to the
Maximum
To fight all this
Garbage

I'm not a teenage
But babe I'm a dirtbag

Punch me up
Like Rocky
Raccoon

Yeah I was listening


She got my mystiquing
My scales blue like
A blue man


Dancing to the song
You both listened
To

The summer you
First loved her back


Jesus must be real
Cause I be seeing
Things
You'd never bet!

Things
I never
Seen before
Magic out
A tiny spore

Men behind bars
Piper got me feeling bad
Saw too much of me in them
Now I can't not be sad

But it's complex
You know it's
Complicated

Too much prophet
In the prison industrial
Complex

Immigrants
They get the job done
Been true since

Way
Before World
War

Three
Work
In progress
clever Sep 2019
the waves are over my head
but i don't even want to hold my breath
Shofi Ahmed Apr 2019
Turn the sea upside down
Love can do it.

Light the night with warmth
Love can do it.

Move the mountain with a stroke
Love can do it.

Fill the storm with soothing music
Only love can do it!
Hunter Green Apr 2019
You’re a flipped mirror upside wrong, right side right where you don’t belong,
Can’t tell where the end begins,
The horizon is the only thing that lives,
Unless the bottom drops out into a free fall heaven,
Taking with it the hopes that the reflection could be more than a hand made inception.
Let me fall back into my own right side wrong.
I wanna be in the background that finds its basis in the foreground,
So maybe I’d believe that the beauty exists in me,
So maybe the creativity could set me free.
Johnny walker Feb 2019
A different pathway through life I now do walked heading of In
a different direction
from to were It will
I'm not really
sure
Life much changed
from a year ago when
my darling was still
with me a once life
change so quick gone
In the blink of an
eye
The pathway to were
I now walk upon haven't
a clue to were It may
lead that of If cause If anywhere at all so strange how life can change so
fast
Life can change so fast turn one life upside down not knowing which way to turn

Are you sad or unhappy
Depressed; Feeling lonely
Each day dark and dreary or blue?

Do not worry my friend
I know just how you feel
I have all the right answers for you

So to counter the downward
You start thinking upward
Bad thoughts will stick to you like glue

It takes more than just effort
You must remain strong
Fortitude; So this trip you'll see through

Now I want you to think
of a time you were happy
When things in the world all seemed new

Full of love and carefree
Innocent; Truly pure
Crisp and clean
; Much alike morning dew

When inside of your mind
you project types of thoughts
that are positive; Like "dreams come true"

It rewires your brain
Generates
new connections
Gets rid of the old residue

But you must stay the course
Don't give up in distress
And in time it will start getting through

It is hard I confess
But would never attempt
or could make a false promise to you

So if happiness is
what you want from your life
Yet it always finds ways to elude

The change comes from inside
Must have faith; Must believe
Make a batch of fresh "positive brew"

As you drink this elixir
In time you will see
Billiard ***** have all left but the cue

A blank slate to create
What you want of the world
Every color no longer just blue

Disagree or debate
If you finish the race
Like a big gust of wind that just blew

All the darkness now gone
Feel like 'here I belong'
Peace of mind; Life that's filled with love too
Written: October 21, 2018 (started) & January 31, 2019 (finished)

All rights reserved.
[Anapestic Heptameter format]
Ge Marquez Jan 2019
Two second-hands living in the same Big Ben
counter and clockwise beat together in a similar rhythm on opposing schedules of the day
she breaks her fast at around 8am, syncing with his injestion of supper and she collapses at midnight just as he reboots for the night shift
though they spend most of the ticks and tocks in varying angles
It was agreed upon that they meet on the sixth –
Definitely on the sixth of the week
to reconcile and kindle… caressing those can’t-be-helped blank spaces where fragments should have been
Mary-Eliz Apr 2018
Just because
I've put my clothes on

upside down
inside out
and backway round

doesn't mean my mind has gone

must be still in my prime
it's not all at the same time.
My husband just said "that would be a good one for a children's 'nonsense' book"... I said "but it's not nonsense...when it's true"
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