For all those looking for a video to my poem Dear Friend, you can view it here!
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I do not rap, sing, write, or dance to give you a reason to say I do nothing but prance.
And I’ve told you this a thousand times
but I won’t write it in a thousand rhymes.
You know why?
Because I will not put forth so much effort, trying to get a message across
To someone who always treats me like they are the boss
One day, I’m gonna escape your clutches,
leave this suffocation
Because I have imagination, I have creation,
And even if you stop with your hateful words
I will not stop trying to rule the world
I will soar across the mountaintops,
and then I will-
I will stop, and I will come down from my perch,
high on the clouds,
and I will meet you in whatever swamp you’d have dug yourself into
And I will have cakes for you
I will have cookies, I will have games for you to do
Because I want to say: Thank You.
Without you, I would never have learned to put up a wall-
Between me, and the haters
Me, and the fakers
Then, as you eat the treats and grow fatter
I will tell you how I built a ladder
and climbed it rung
I’ll tell you that when I hit the last brick, I realized that I was the one
I did not need two, I did not need you
but then, I guess that’s a paradox
Since without you and your teeth like those of a croc
I never would’ve realized that I never needed you to stop.
Then I will tell you that I need to leave
That I have to fly back to those who believe
But just before I reach the sky,
I will look down once more and say
You taught me not to wait for others to quit their teasing,
Instead, you taught me to be my own reason