Been listening more lately, less producing
Reflecting and dreaming, regardless
Stressful in the act to listen
Take on others harm
I had to disarm, had to throw away
Throw away the advocate
Relocate, filter applied
Can't believe how long I been lied
Dream, memory, remember me
Figuring action immediately
That is my bar...
Here is my reason.
I have always had passions. I have always had dreams, goals, and bucket list items. I also have begun to realize the power of being where you are. My dreams, goals, and bucket list are for the future, maybe... I am also a person that has been blessed with being able to have already fulfilled many of the bucket list items of others. So I speak from a position of privilege, and recognition of what I have been given. I have earned little, I have been given much.
I feel I need to put that out there as I am my own best and worst critic. It is a split relationship I am just beginning to understand.
All that being said, I feel I know what I need to do. Sort of what I have always done. Be an advocate and a line in the sand for the young people that are around me. Recently that also includes my own children over the past 10 years. Now that I have been in education for 17 years and 26 working with kids going back to Counselor In Training Days at soccer and day camps.
Don't know why I feel, a need to put the resume out there
Back to the bars, as I try to explain my tune, justify I dare
It started with a conversation, a tweet, a vox, a list, a blog, a book
Snook... it took me to a place in myself I did not want to see
I had to ask repeat is that me... no not me... yes, me... woweee
Below is a list that allowed me to understand what I was learning from sources that were interacting with me. It was a Code Switch, which is a great podcast to learn from. Just search those words. *** Disclaimer *** The below list is from a 40 year old white guy that has a love affair with Philadelphia.
J. Cole, Charlamagne. HEZI, Rage, Public Enemy, Meek, Fontaine, Black Thought, Run the Jewels, Jedi Mind Tricks