Hope and Things to do

I’m tired of molesters, pimps
And pesters
Trying to seek refuge
under my shade tree

Trying to persuade me
Offering “maybes”
That lead to nothing
And nowhere

Disgruntled, miscommunicated euphoria left behind
That feels like
needing and wanting
But ends up just haunting me
until I figure out what exactly
I saw in them in the first place.

And the first taste
of what could be real
is wasted
cause my heart
Wouldn’t know it
even if it were basted
in gourmet, can’t get it just anywhere
kinda love.

Dealt with
foolish meanderers
Pontificating panderers of nonsense
And the consequence
sure as shit is not
More suspect, than prospect
contempt and irony
Spy on me
interfering with my journey.

But hope is still holding my hand
Hope remains man.
Always with me
never kicks me
when I’m down,
or asks for money.

Hope’s jokes are funny,
like the one about dude
With the slicked back afro, no muscles
And stupid tattoos
Who tried to push up on me.

Hope mashed desperation so that
I didn’t get locked in a battle of perspiration
with Slicky woo-woo or one of his homeboys
Imagine that.

“Things to do” and I work
in conjunction
And hope don’t mind.
Things to do gives me time to develop
My sense of self and requires
That I keep a lit backburner
for itchy trigger kisses
and lost boys in urban jungles
And strays that wonder up to my doorstep.

Things to do gives me test prep
Like who is more worthy of my attention, an intelligent
Piece of ass, a struggling do-gooder, or my self graduate business class?
And since I still have trouble
With that answer
hope sits with me and
Helps me study
goes over the list that
Things to do gave me to finish
So I don’t diminish my common sense
And begin to build my life circumstance, beyond
Struggling for things and not understanding my value.

Things to do helps me appreciate hope
so that I understand
that I am in the pre-development stages
and don’t always have to answer the booty call pages.
It’s refreshing. Really
When the right man does show up
hope will trigger my gut
and things to do will not allow me
to do anything but love him a lot.
he’ll understand when I say
Hope and things to do is all
I got.

Hope and Things to do


Joined February 2008

  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 1


poem self true

Artwork Comments

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.