I was out here roaming
Until I found you
I was floating, slowly pacing into the abyss
Until you found me, and latched me I to your boat
Now I’m navigating the both of us along the sea
No longer drifting
No longer sinking
No longer wasting away
I was lost until I found you and now I’m setting course for a new life
If I could gaze into the future, would I like what I see?
Would my aesthetics and internal being please me?
Would the world around me be the life I seek?
Internally asking questions in the moment
the man I’ll be
Will I have created the life I wished for?
Would I have become happy?
Will I be moving forward and have the luxuries I sought out for?
If I glance into my future will I have overcome the trials and obstacles I faced then and now?
Will I have succumbed to my anxiety?
Will depression take it’s toll and drown me in the waterfall of sorrow
Until I crash in the lake of my own blood
Forever drowning into the depths of my mind
Will I continue to fall through the toxic cycles
I’m trapped in now
Will I still be running from the ghosts of my past?
Or will I have entered the light and rested in the ocean of my life.
Sailing the course to new lands and charting the ideal life I seek?
Will I have landed in a spot and cultivated the world I need?
Will plant the seeds of growth and create a garden of care and love?
Will I touch souls and set aside goals and accomplish them?
If I were to glance into my future
Who will I be?
Will I be all I can be?
Or achieve beyond that
Only time will tell,
Oh I’m so ready to see
Long live nipsey
The marathon continues
It’s sad to say that I lost a brother today
A brother I never met I may say
However the pain I feel seeps deep into my psyche for he was a king in every right.
And wherever he used to go he would give life
Here is a love letter to all my kings and queens
Please don’t let the falling of Nipsey deter you from chasing your dreams
Do reflect on how much hate we are plagued to see
Understand that this world is designed to bring you down.
But do not blame the lost niggas for the hate they bring
We were subjugated to cause pain to each other and drown ourselves the barrel of crabs we are stuck in
However we saw a king build a meadow in the desolate dirt
We witnessed a man give back to his people,
understand that this can be you, you are all Kings and queens
Spread your wings and fly
Promote your business
be as Devine as god intended you to be as he gave. you the tools for your ascension as nipsey drifts off into the sky I want you to realize
you are beautiful king
You are beautiful queen
Believe in yourself young brothers and sisters
You are the child of your mother a
queen who blessed you with love to deliver the beauty of black skin
Please Kings and queens you must see,
in this world filled with negativity and dead set against you I want you to believe, this is the time for you to see what you’re capable of
Don’t you dare shrink in the idea that everyone else won’t believe in your dreams
Shine bright like the sun that blesses your skin and gives you light Kings and queens I’m begging you to embrace life
Because everything around you tells you otherwise I’m here to remind you, that you are not just an ordinary nigga, you are not just black
You are the very image of the lord and savior that died on that cross
You are the descendants of the first people
You are blessed with this radiant brown skin
You are encased in melanin and you are kings and queens,
You are beautiful king
You are beautiful queen
Please invest in your kingdoms as the great nipsey did
Don’t give hope, know our communities can be unified, know that black excellence is not just in you, but around you as well
And even though we may come from hell we were born with a little piece of heaven,
Now gift that beauty into the world and rise
Kings and queens
This is a love letter to you all,
You are worth so much more than what the media explores
We are not just rappers and ball players
Sex symbols and entertainers
We are creators, fashion statements, writers, lawyers, doctors, dancers, directors, teachers, world changers
You are just as important as the next man or woman
Do not hide what’s inside because you are scared of pacing beyond those around you
Unconditionally love yourself and radiate that little bit of sun inside, let the rest of the world warm up from your comfort, and shine back
Signed in cursive from a young black man cursed and gifted with these black hands
Sincerely Adonis Isiah Richards
A Young Schenectady naga
Bound to be the greatest here’s where I start