Read Poem: Bully, by Travaughn

Who am I to be labeled as perfect &
Who am I to try & label that person?
I find your worthiness a surely contest for narcissistic complex
Placing your pride against me cuz you insist to feed your ego
Simply, I feel for people feeble to the healthy knowledge of self
They caught up trynna get wealth
Whereas I’m living in stealth
My motivation is seeing destiny’s new perspective
Become effective with effort
Paint perfect pictures of wonder &
Who are you to judge my imperfections &
Who are you to think I’m disconnected?
Lack of conscience may embrace the problem
I’m just a product from the proper process
You judge me like an option
I take precaution then filter the toxins
I’m one of many from the land of the lift offs
I been took off
While y’all out contemplating ways to get off
I listen to the muses as they sing
Then let my soul vibe inside its dream
Been trynna hold on
to the most amazing love on
This planet & you take it
Well focus, I’m just trynna make it
Living my life just
And you can hold on
To this most amazing love on
This planet; Yo, here take it &
Focus, we’re just trynna make it
Living our life just living this life
And you can yell into my face all day; you won’t have control on me
Gone & spread your rumors all day; you won’t have control on me
Yes, sticks & stones may break all bones
But this world can never break me
Who am I to be labeled as perfect &
Who am I to try & label that person?
I find your actions have a lack of passion
Using your powers to belittle those &
While you exert this fickle role
I’ve seen into your soul &
I can understand your fighting demons, but you won’t admit it
Cuz your conflictions is an issue & can’t find forgiveness
Causing threats don’t seem to faze you
So as I face you, you’ll have to face life’s truths
Paint perfect pictures &
Who are you to judge my imperfections &
Who are you to think I’m unprotected?
Wasn’t content to consent your torment &
While they say that ignorance is bliss
I sit round & circumvent
Transcending the trends you try to represent
I tell you; I steady be giving you nothing but good vibes &
Life’s not easy, but through the hard times got to find reasons to simply smile
It’s all experience to paint a perfect so profound
So keep this feeling & just
Hold on to this most amazing love on
This planet; Yo, here take it &
Focus, we’re just trynna make it
Living our life just living this life

Been trynna hold on
to the most amazing love on
This planet & you take it
Well focus, I’m just trynna make it
Living my life just
And you can yell into my face all day; you won’t have control on me
Gone & spread your rumors all day; you won’t have control on me
Yes, sticks & stones may break all bones
But this world can never break me

Been trynna hold on
to the most amazing love on
This planet & you take it
Well focus, I’m just trynna make it
Living my life, just
Judge ye not lest ye be judged
Release the grudge
Martyr the flow to release the love
I plead through mud
It’s a wonderful time to make a difference
You seeming different
Keep persistent with your interest
Hold on to this most amazing love on
This planet; Yo, here take it &
Focus, we’re just trynna make it
Living our life just living this life

Been trynna hold on
to the most amazing love on
This planet & you take it
Well focus, I’m just trynna make it
Living my life just
And you can yell into my face all day; you won’t have control on me
Gone & spread your rumors all day; you won’t have control on me
Yes, sticks & stones may break all bones
But this world can never break me
Carlton Travaughn Crawford

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