Five letter word that should be earned not given Take your time before calling another your friend Takes more than a handshake to determine character With so many marionettes, who's the puppet master
Fatal disasters can happen if it's given too freely Wolves in sheep clothing; fake friend turned enemy Even progeny and other family have tendencies of betrayal Selling you out like you're retail in a going out of business sale
With an activist's pen, I sit down and begin to write About all of the rights and wrongs within my sight From the brightest of lights to the darkest of pits I've seen beautiful rainbows as well as bullshit
It's all relevant to the development of who I've become Persevered through it all instead of succumb I'm far from dumb so I run towards the light And philosophical minds that like to enlight
I refrain from conversing 'bout religion and politics To tame me from blood thirsting like hungry tics I pick and choose who I divulge my sacred views to Unless you choose to peruse through my poetry too Many clues of my views are administered via rhymes Like bumps of Coke, they're laid out in straight lines
Can't let myself become enraptured by likes Although, I've learned they give dopamine spikes But when we write, tell me, what's most important Gaining popularity or conveying messages that're potent
What's in your final quotient after computing the math? Are you surfing the waves or parting seas with your staff? Are you building your calves by tiptoeing around issues? Do you turn a blind eye or try seeing yourself in their shoes?