This promise I made to me
Before I truly understood how
significant my life could be.
I vowed not to sell drugs
So a dope salesman I could never be.
I’ve witnessed lives wasted in disbelief
Wondering why addiction captures the weak.
My promise speaks, every time life harasses me
Listening to others cheat.
Cheating themselves be inhaling or injecting death
Then running in hopes the
Grime Riper loses his breath.
My promise was never made to impress
Only to relieve the possibility of an addicted stress.
Intelligent, yet behind, school was a place
I attended yet never defined.
Only to lose confidence in my academic ability
Unbeknownst to me I learned that everyone
can develop intellectually.
I promised myself to attend every class
While my boys skipped school my grades improved.
Never a 4.0 but having a bachelor’s degree is cool.
Simple and easy life may never be
If you make similar promises happiness
is a greater probability.
Not because you have a degree
Or you’re not the type to smoke weed.
Simply because you’ve empowered
yourself with security.
No longer will reflections of heinous memories cloud your thinking
Giving you a codependent personality.
Your own promises will afford you
a healthy mentality
This is worth more than a fly ride
Even more then a home that rest high
in the sky along a hillside.
I promise to write, which curves a morbidÂ S.I.T.E
Can you promise yourself life’s victory?
It is a possibility! Thomas Tucker tried
Only to give up after each challenge would subside.
His drug addiction captures him every night.
Thomas Tucker is my biological father
who taught me how to rock up coke.
He did this while robbing people,
often with a twenty-five held to his victim’s throat.
Thomas lost his pride, I need not describe him.
He is the man you give your change to
as he begs from a profitable curb side.
What choice will you make?
Promise yourself to accomplish your goals
no matter the stress, the strife
Or will you give up, only to be excited when some one places within your beg cup, currency that will last you through the night.
NOT I, NOT ME, I PROMISE,
MY PROMISE HELPS ME
THROUGH THIS LIFE!