I Wrote A Rap

Here it is:

 

“In an endless search for greater spiritual concepts

Following textbooks we evaluate our progress

Never trying to break our boundaries and live lawless

The daily drive for knowledge truly exhausts us

 

And it’s tragic, the way we take steps to make wealth                                                 

How we suck back products in a false bid to find health

We’re drinking poisons and denying ourselves

As we take joy in depriving ourselves

 

And I’m astounded by the preoccupations

So little known about so many things in this nation

Suddenly flocking in masses to help the Haitians

Shedding pocket change while we still fill up our waste bins

 

Since we started dominating nature, in this hatred

Fulfilling lusts for material ************

Thinking the world’s black and white like sin and salvation

Forgetting we play a part in the world we’re in

 

The world isn’t black and white like salvation and sin

 

And I ain’t saying that I know the whole road

And I ain’t saying that I know what there is to know

And I ain’t saying that I struck the gold

I’m just saying that I’d love to bring love to your souls

 

The oldest concepts we learn are the freshest

The first lessons in our lives form the basis of friendship

The newest ways of living prevent bliss

Cemented inside seemingly unpreventable tempests

 

We never recognize all of the consequences

Take finite resources with infinite dependence

Our actions, we swear their benevolence

In a room of fleas, not acknowledging the elephant

Preaching to ourselves that in violence we are celibate

Destroying other cultures all the while through our negligence

Even our imaginary gods wouldn’t be pleased with this

Surely our ancestors wouldn’t agree with this

 

There are times where I humor my lusts

There are times where I choose to trust

There are times when I use what must be used

It must be me and you

The primary force which creates the truth

 

Capable of greatness, behaving like a virus,

From the sky we could see the world to be timeless

And yet the putrid smoke from the smokestacks, billowing clouds of black ****

This ain’t the right track

 

Our imaginary gods would even say this ain’t the right track

 

And I ain’t saying we should never fight back

And I ain’t saying we’re naïve and deserve slack

And I ain’t saying that we’re surely gonna survive

I’m just saying we should seek harmony in our lifetimes

 

And I ain’t saying that I know the whole road

And I ain’t saying that I know what there is to know

I ain’t saying that I struck the gold

I’m just saying that I’d love to bring love to your souls

hykinix hykinix
18-21, M
5 Responses Feb 10, 2010

Amazing. Keep this up!

wow.This defintaly isnt some lil wayne bullcrap<br />
i love it :)

amen

Haha, I actually recorded this as a song first. Of course, when presented as a text it will appear more poetic.<br />
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Rap is fundamentally poetry with a beat, then again!

Damn, nice! It sounds more poetic though. Keep on writing!<br />
Who knows, you might be famous one day :D<br />
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I give you props. At least you rap about something meaningful.

Nice...the writing has a nice sophistication, it feels more like poetry than rap. Keep writing, your really good and insightful