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Lefty's Thoughts

by Alyssa "Lefty" P. 8 months ago in social commentary
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a poem.

A screenshot of my IG performance of this poem. Follow me @leftyorcrashhh

I worked hard to get this far and everything that I get I earned it.

What I have acquired from these walls of 16H:

Man you can get 5 degrees From the top Universities and you still never learn it.

A true NYCHA baby,

Spanish Harlem Made me

But those South Bronx streets keep my soul ablaze

And any sh!t talking that comes my way?

I’ll never be phased,

Sometimes my writing puts me in a daze

I get caught up in my endless dreams

That I forget to appreciate where I was raised

Or who raised me.

But I’ll never turn my back on my family

They got me

When I felt like I was drowning

And had nothing

Mami held down the spot for me

She spotted me -

I’m climbing to the top now

Look at me, i'm hot now

Psyche, nah, I still ain’t sh!t

But I’m not too shabby and you know it

Because you taking an infinite moment

Right now just to hear me spit.

Let’s get into it

And figure out where we going

never been an “I” type of chick

I mean, my heart is ALWAYS showing

But I NEED y’all to listen

This time

While I rhyme

You see, I’m not even chasing fame:

I just want my words to resonate so deep

That when you hear me speak

You realize that even when you endure self inflicted pain

You’re never to blame.

It’s a shame

How much I have no shame

In my crazy past

Because I was doing

Exactly what y’all were doing.

The only difference between you and me?

I have enough class

for days - Not to drop any names

Of the chumps who tried to strip my soul from me

For a night of pleasure

Not even realizing they dipped their funky ass d!cks

Into a box of pure Golden treasure.

Let me tell you, you’ll never take my writing from me.

Lefty and Alyssa share a tie which can never be severed

I hope you make it through the rough weather

When times get hard

Throw on your finest leather

Call me up,

We‘ll take a long walk &

Fight through this storm together -

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About the author

Alyssa "Lefty" P.

28 year-old NuYoRican from Spanish Harlem who has a passion for writing, learning, achieving peace, faith, and empowering others. I've established a career as an educator and career counselor for over five years. Instagram: @alyssaleftyp

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