Papa, Who Cares?

How the fuck you leave a black boy in the hands of America? Tough as diamonds but they treat us like everyday stones to be tossed from a glass house because we came from broken homes. Made the streets my home. Made this zoo into a jungle. Our stomachs would grumble. We heard gunshots at…

Thanos Bets

This is inspired by talks at the bar with Alanna. Hopes that Banks never has financial hardship and everyone I care about doesn’t have to be the lead singer in order to find Nirvana. This is inspired with hopes of being able to afford my mother going to therapy. Inspired by visions of you in…

A Fools Goodbye

And I hope I never play the fool again but there was so much about you to be foolish for. Lately closure is coming in every direction, I’m learning to deal with the compass telling me it’s time to move on. I wanted to be here with you but you are no where near me….

Oruga

Do you think life nurtures the caterpillar to become a butterfly or is it just their nature? Is it just by happenchance they got wings or could all of this be something more? I hope I live long enough to truly experience something more. I hope for a lot of things. The audacity of me…

Oz.

I was never the rose that grew in the concrete. Where I’m from being that fragile will get you killed. Whatever I am, I still have my thorns. Learning to let go of pain I gained from circumstances that wasn’t my fault. Learn to deal with regrets I keep trapped in my elemental vault. You…

Complicated Greetings

All I really wanted was you and the drugs. Cause the intimacy of your inner thighs felt like the best high I’m addicted to the way you said it was mine. Wise words I once heard was “Everything in moderation” So please only love me when I need it. I beg of you only ask…

Faded

It’s been too long since I been faded. Searching human history of my own timeline to figure out when I wasn’t jaded. Besides your lovely bones the only thoughts that run through my mind is when I’ll be able to say that “I made it”. How am I suppose to get that feeling if I’m…

Peanut Gallery

When someone ask you who you believe in I hope the first person that comes to mind is yourself. Selfishly I hope somewhere on the short list of other people is me. Because it’s natural to want people you believe in, to believe in you. Even if you fail to believe in me that doesn’t…

Mud to soil

After I write this and you read this it’s going to prove either you’re not alone or I am alone. When I write it’s like verses not like rappers in the booth but psalms and scriptures. When they try to send me to Hell im asking god to be my character witness and I pray…

Human Story

One of the beauties of writing is you never know who is going to read. I suppose that is one of the great fears too. I’m still at the point where there are no guarantees. If I release something new, it’s really good, and the timing is right; a few thousand will read it. But…

Coachella Thoughts: 2017

On the 7th day god made reality because he was sick of creating shit while tripping off acid. He constructed Antarctica then made the Southern lights and rested as he was coming down. We can discuss all of this in the window if you brave enough to lose control. I’m sorry if I haven’t seen…

2nd Annual Coachella Adventure

Young Lion Blog is giving away a Weekend 2 Coachella general admission ticket again this year.   How to qualify to win: Simply go and follow @YoungLionBlog on Twitter then retweet and favorite this tweet One winner will be picked at random to receive a Weekend 2 Coachella pass. (Must be 18 years or older…