shine bright

Shine brighter than the sun, louder than a gun
soak up life like a sponge,
he spoke jargon that was bottled by the bar in mason jars
joke and laugh but never forget where it’s stashed
wut >_< is enough before you have to ask
Do you always wear a mask?
“No, only before and after class”
Rascal minds had radically practical goals
pragmatically defined, stole the designs to practically a gold mine
tasked with monitoring the holdings
“just sign on the dotted line”
Everyday he freestyles his mind in cipher rings

and when there is time
some could be written, grow wings
some things cannot be forgotten
He played guitar strings with caution
fought hard to spar in the yard
with dedication comes a passion that leaves scars
Real education makes you stand on guard
No report cards or day dreaming with stars
Just knowledge and skills and techniques and will

Shine bright across the fields
learning how to engineer greater yield
the day and year that fate was sealed
wielding such powerful options so constant
often leaves a noxious conscience from not stopping
the assumption that this is a problem
is an obnoxious concoction that is optional

Tonight writing new instrumentals
that shine brighter than potential
more melody than rhythm but still sequential
building a palace from the zero level
out of rhymes made of wood and metal
Shine bright as the times when you wouldn’t settle

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Having no breath

Getting ready for the evening
choking and wheezing
unable to go to bed
unable to slip into subconscious
due to this constricting grip he can’t shed

Thoughts of suffocation
no doctor and no medication
unlike last time, drove to the hospital
almost passed out on his bicycle
Thank God for Albuterol
Vital to asthmatic individuals

It’s time to change our old rituals
In Persian it is ‘Nafas’
Turkish it is ‘Nefes’
In Sufism it is ‘Freedom’
the self soul breathed into a body

Looking at life’s entirety half blind
always made different things shine
but w/out oxygen the brain can’t maintain or assign
longevity has its place
but I’ve been to the mountain top and climbed
just to find my breath escaped

Another way

The day I found another way
was with my fam-i-lay

Saw God on their face
you don’t need to look far to find a heavenly place
even among hate and disgrace

Making new attitudes to taste
Who knew the blue sky
was the brother to the sea
Never die, resurrect every morning
Hard work takes discipline and learning

Ready more than ever,
send off the letters
For our clients
Forget the competitors
Measuring for compliance
it’s harder being the editor and I’m pretty sure less of a pleasure, write through lines

change structure
the designs need to be layered in precise order
Of course he was merely a porter

the day I found another way
started drinking more water
and listening to the words of my father
teaching my sisters and brothers

Clean clothes creased with a crisp
Sharper wit that’s fit to commit
Meaning to make it with our tool kits
the really legit, even got the permit
to transmit real hip hop in lyrics
spit the nitty gritty little bits
The itty bitty pieces are part of a larger entity
It’s entirety is constantly changing identity

My theory is grow with the times responsibly
and with positivity
you matter to a lot of people in your life
but we don’t notice and speak of it regularly
reach out to another one in another way
to focus reality