Ty Wilson: “Lucky Losin”
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What would you do if you wasn't afraid? Carry out everything you'd ever say? Would you love a lil harder? Take more pictures, no discardin' Would you care less about all the stress on ya brain? My heart stopped when I woke up I been livin a lie My ppl could die for nothing No discussion No trial My hands to the sky I cry out the question of "why?" We all in competition Relentless to be so blind.. and yeah I know, talk about me in the lowest form Don't make no difference Only forgiveness quiets the storm I paint the visual; Lyrical art for heart and soul I pray for healing; Keep God close cuz "ya never know!" Passion'll kill ya I'm livin proof of the battle sounds I'm takin chances and dodgin bullets to kiss the ground Fed up wit takin whatever it is coming to me Tired of being told the way I used to be when ya run into me I pray they never in front of me like I ain't down to ride I ain't changing But I refuse not to grow wit the time I do my best Must confess I've been aiming to please I'd love to succeed To be sure ain't no movin this "cheese" I hate mazes I hate chasing I hate dating I hate wasting my patience And craving for relations I ain't waitin for hand outs I stand out You'll judge me anyway, Here goes your chance now! I'll fight to be original.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Ca Tyshondra "Ty" Wilson began writing poetry at age 9. She shares battles of self doubt and self encouragement. Motivated by growing up in a rough environment, along with two older siblings, Ty aims to inspire others to express raw emotion and feel unashamed.