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Not most.
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poetry

  • pledge

    By Alcides G. on January 6, 2015

    I hereby make another pledge. I pledge to not share any new written rhymes I conjure up until I have recorded them with music and have collected at minimum 12 full songs. I invest no energy into producing these songs except what is available within my leisurely moments between duties. As a result, I hope that my words travel far and touch the souls of wanderers as I have been touched by humility and love. And I have faith that the echoes will live on in crystal clear explosions of love and harmonized rhythms of peace and balance. Yes.

  • like me

    By Alcides G. on January 5, 2015

    no one right like me
    they try to rite like me
    but can’t even write like me
    let alone shed that light like me
    they try to fight like me
    but can’t grip that fist tight like me
    can’t mix that black and that white like me
    they wanna soar heights like me
    but can’t maintain their sites like me
    blinded by True sights like me
    hope they kick it and collect they minds like me
    lest they collapse from great mights like me
    they glitter rocks that got mold and don’t shine like me.
    they plated with gold and don’t price like me
    i don’t shake and don’t fold, they ain’t trifed like me
    they ain’t used to the types like me
    ain’t seen no one change up lives like me
    axe about me. who shake them dice like me?
    who spin them winter fairy tales that end nice like me?
    who got nothin’ to hide from they wife like me?
    who spit that serial Truth with no Lies like me?
    who got that dragon-skinned apron that can’t be tried like me?
    who was born the very night they died like me?
    who run they own math with no cosines like me?
    who run they own Math with no cosigns like me?
    who run through dark paths with no fright like me?
    who can kick it to the gas and stop at dimes like me?
    even in prose they can’t keep in line like me
    divided by infinity, they still ain’t fine like me.
    in the end, they all love me even if they don’t quite like me.

  • misguided hate

    By Alcides G. on December 27, 2014

    So i’m back here chilin’, stray track killin’.
    J-cats catch that lay back dental fill-in.
    Like spraycans on a late snack clicka clacka.
    Rip a wrappa like winter jackets in nuclear reactors.
    Street actors keep your distance. You chasin’ riches.
    I’m makin’ calculated moves to make a difference.
    Hashtagged teens. I can’t breathe!
    And I ain’t screamin’, “Fuck the Law.” So they lash at me.
    Meanwhile, they jazz that beef.
    Discrediting every movement that makes progress by smashing things.
    Yeah. I backtrack links.
    You fake, piggy-back, claim the fame, capitalize on the same shit you despise. Take a good look in my eyes.
    You ain’t nothin’ but jive, counterfeit keep-it-live, 100 percent nonsense. Phased out tryin’ to spark shit.
    I’m bein’ honest. You ain’t buildin’? So whatcha doin’?
    Complainin’ about changes around you, but how was it when you flew in?
    You gutter rocks spinnin’ sputter talk.
    Bangin’ like butter blocks wrapped in cotton socks.
    On an open fire with chestnuts and such.
    I keep my nose clean while yours runnin’ rubber snot.
    Wait until the bubble pop. Even they kill another cop.
    That don’t make the trouble stop.
    Had a crisis in ’08. Wait until another drop.
    Oh. Right. Obama helped with what?
    Fake. Fake. Fake. Act like you know!
    Quit spinnin’ your fairy winter flows like you on some hydro.
    Stay Fresh bananas, but you stale like moldy three week-old tuna fish salad.
    Quick to destroy. You lack patience to build.
    Ain’t even got a plan for after the blood’s spilled.
    Get real.

  • rock dem wit sum mo

    By Alcides G. on December 20, 2014

    rock dem wit sum mo cus dats what me do, pa.
    shake dem up by me tell dem da trude, uh huh.
    how me know. how me know. how me know dem secret mind passage.
    how me know der question before dem want ask it.

    Security! Security! Security!
    why dem stay fear me. it’s not me, it’s what dem hear from me.
    dem know mes a shepherds boy.
    but dem tink me come want take der toy.

    dem older broders tell dem no share.
    dem so scared dem lose someting so rare.
    dem tink dem treasure but me no care
    that is not why i found my way here.

  • duck preach to chicken

    By Alcides G. on December 16, 2014

    if i flatter, don’t let it go to your head.
    i’m just supportin’ you. i ain’t jockin’ you, kid.
    i ain’t with which to be compared, y’heard?
    au contraire, you think in nouns; i in verbs.

    you ain’t seen what i seen.
    so how you propose to know what i mean, billy jean?
    my style may confuse your textbook wisdom. think?
    it’s not jesus syndrome, it’s legitimate-speak.

    if i explained at length, your eyes might flutter.
    you’d know i’m closer to Truth and thus call me a True brother.
    never clandestine, my ops stay overt.
    ain’t got shit to hide, not even my hand in her skirt.

    i work for work’s sake; not for pete’s sake nor lean steak.
    no second-guesses in the moves i make.
    mistakes are mistakes. i’m on the move to be Great.
    am i far from you now? you may or may not be late.