Gabrielknowseverything Poems

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Living life like a bodega

Cuz I don’t know what’s in store for me

I been expecting less from people

And started wanting more for me

Some friends thought they were family

So I had to orphan me

Thank you for the content

Set the endorphins off in me

Seen too much to be this damn ignorant

Greatness requires dedication

The hard work seems imminent

Naivety lingers in the air

But things ain’t so innocent

Living life like a bodega

Cuz I don’t know what’s in store for me

So much suffering done to those

That look more like me

I remember walking to the corner store

With a couple of dollars in hand

Now I don’t know if I’ll stand

Walking to the store with these same hands

I’m afraid of the consequences and those that’ll reprimand

Those that’ll look at me like I’m less than a man

I miss the carefree days

With not a responsibility in the world

Not work but play

I remember thinking getting older

It couldn’t be bad

I don’t remember thinking it’ll be this sad

And now I remember thinking why older ones look so mad

Just let us all survive this living a fad

The Abyss

Drink up

We all drunk in love

More like drunk in stupor

Out of body

And our life taking an Uber

This year we been really along for the ride

I don’t know what’s more scary

Outside or what’s on the inside

Lately it feels like I’m going to burst at the insides

Negative thoughts lurk but they won’t get inside


In the midst of the abyss

We been dancing with the devil

They trying to seal our fate with a kiss

Enveloped by rage we just ball up our fists

I raise my hand and keep it high

Jay mentality I’m proud to fade to black

I’m tired a building defenses when all they seem to do is attack

Take the chains away from you

Since you used to stabbing me in the back

You can’t make up a façade since understanding is what you lack

Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites

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