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November 28, 2008 @ 11:00 AM
menace2

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been listenin to the new Kanye a lot and just spent the night reminiscing about my life on earth, my time at school...how I've changed (or stayed the same) since I was a kid...know a lotta you folks are still in school, some just comin out to the real world, either way just tryin to get through the day. Thought I'd drop a poem I just wrote...(no Nicolas Renshaw, this shit from the heart. You can say I wear tight clothes, that I'm metrosexual, but don't say I didn't give my ALLL!!!!!!")

"my generation is BEAT, but not like Kerouac; more like, the class nerd at 16:14 PM, inside the boys' bathroom..."

but let's take it back a little bit...
kindergarten, nursery school
i had no role model who nursed me to cool
no pin-up, Marilyn Monroe was way up in Heaven
And I was here on Earth, barely able to tell a word from a weapon
no Playboy magazines, let alone Playboy mansion
What about those clay figures I once dug my hands in
It's the truest kind of art, purely a product of childhood innocence
And even as I grew apart, I look back bittersweet, fondly in a sense
the naughty kid in class, didn't play well with others
Only thing I remember, was that christmas play hat
The more it itched, the further my tears smothered
And the next few years were blurred by those same drops
A haze of taunts, teases, recess
There was easter, christmas, Chinese New Year's in between the teachers
Band concerts, school dances
The first sign of Spring, promise of summer romances
But I never felt like my break had come
It was more like an old bicycle, with the brakes undone
Messy seersucker shirt
Kinda wrinkled, but the indifference only made those creases worse
Dirty glasses, face so oily, I coulda brushed my cheeks
and slicked my hair back, like some kinda James Dean
but it was a long road ahead, still got picked last for the team
Carryin a load of books to class
The ugliest kid ever huh...thanks for those priceless words, at last
Maybe the Phat Farm wouldn't have done it...
Or the first year of college, Kanye West, Complex, now I could see me want it
Dorm room nights, late parties, early dinners
A good night was bein able to fall asleep through the head spinners
When I was 22, It was a very good year
I think Frank understood, that even though we're present; we're never here.
I walked out in the real world, ready to use my lessons
Only thing I used, was those same tools that caused my past transgressions
And now it's a memory, yesterday
The last hour, last minute, last second, cause for joy like Christmas Day
Didn't fade to black, but wasn't a white canvas, maybe I'm Mr. Grey
Called in sick a lot, but truth is I never missed a day
Not for nothin, the past is gone
The future is everything, if only right now could last as long
So ... a word to the parents, the teachers,
The cheerleaders dancing high up in the gym bleachers
Don't ever turn your back on yourself
Don't ever turn your back on yourself
Blink once, and it might be gone forever
A man once said, a good girl gone bad, is gone forever
So...
If she becomes a College Dropout, tell her don't cry...
If she comes back for Late Registration, tell her don't try
If she makes it to Graduation, tell her don't hide
And if, and if...
And if one day she gets on stage and tells a world who doesn't know her
That she's gonna be the next Beatles, the next Elvis
Then tell her, Good Ass Job.

"Nowadays they teach you everything in institutions, institutionalized education, except how to think. And for good reason: a liberated mind is dangerous and powerful beyond measure."
November 28, 2008 @ 11:02 AM
1993

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kewl.
November 28, 2008 @ 11:04 AM
Shadows.

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Very nice.
November 28, 2008 @ 11:10 AM
SubPrime

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good shit
November 28, 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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a lone tear slowly made its journey down my cheek

upvote me so i can look cool on the internet

November 28, 2008 @ 07:00 PM
A.B.Y.S.S.

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something on here i actually appreciated
November 28, 2008 @ 07:08 PM
SFCA

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smile

Cigarettes, Ice Cream and Figurines of the Virgin Mary http://www.last.fm/user/actsyalawlz

November 28, 2008 @ 07:37 PM
AfrocentricPatrick

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i luh dat niga fade
November 28, 2008 @ 07:44 PM

Inactive

thats why this dude is still my favorite posters on hypebeast...i was just thinking to myself, why do i still log into this forum on a daily basis???

fade just reminded me why
November 29, 2008 @ 08:05 AM
Jim Jardashian

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Cool?
November 29, 2008 @ 12:43 PM
TerenDelvonJones

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i will be sure to read this at some point.
November 29, 2008 @ 12:58 PM
sebas

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how old are you
November 29, 2008 @ 01:03 PM
blunt_trauma

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lol fade,you punkass emosmile.... i miss elementary schoolsad
November 29, 2008 @ 02:17 PM
AntonyT

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dope
November 29, 2008 @ 02:19 PM
Sarcaustic

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Nice.

How long did it take you to write it?
November 29, 2008 @ 02:24 PM
Liquid

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I think Frank understood, that even though we're present; we're never here.


word...good stuff fade

Richard Cumming: word if your dick aint wet 24/7 you’re a simp. if theres no pussy around bess b’lee dat i got my dick in a glass of water

November 29, 2008 @ 03:54 PM
Invictus

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sad I like.
November 30, 2008 @ 02:59 AM
menace2

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no i wasn't thinkin of Street Lights or any song in particular...i was just listening to 808s and Heartbreak in the background and the urge just hit me to write this out, I dunno. It did not take very long to write this, i just typed it all out at once in a few minutes and did not bother editing. There's probably stuff I coulda thrown in there to make it sound better, but eh...

I'm 24 years old, but I feel 80. Pretty much every day I'm hoping a moment will come where I just croak out of the blue, no warning, nothing.
November 30, 2008 @ 03:05 AM
menace2

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yeah I don't think life's about physical age correlating with richness/amount of worldliness and experience...i've met plenty of dudes well into middle age and beyond that are still in somewhat of a bubble. I think I've seen and said enough in this world, that if i had to go, i would be at peace with it. Fuck it, I don't really got any reason to stick around...i'm not suicidal, i'm just saying i'm at that point where it's whatever.
November 30, 2008 @ 01:32 PM
HellMell

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Well done

"Didn't fade to black, but wasn't a white canvas, maybe I'm Mr. Grey
Called in sick a lot, but truth is I never missed a day
Not for nothin, the past is gone
The future is everything, if only right now could last as long"

I liked that
November 30, 2008 @ 01:33 PM
nucky

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cliffs?
November 30, 2008 @ 01:46 PM
sellme

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Didn't fade to black, but wasn't a white canvas, maybe I'm Mr. Grey
Called in sick a lot, but truth is I never missed a day
Not for nothin, the past is gone
The future is everything, if only right now could last as long

Holy shit.. dopeness.
November 30, 2008 @ 08:10 PM
FreshAddict

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smile

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