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Wealth 'n' Health

I ain't rich by any stretch of the imagination


I emerged into a decade of strikes fights


Violence degeneration..




Not part of the selfie taking


I'm a brand


Look at my threads


Get rich quick


Sell my soul generation..




Loose change rattles like a smokers cough in my pocket


Frayed holes, coins drop and fall through


Roll across the floor down the drain


Nothing I can do to stop it..




Rich or poor we walk the same floors


Through my eyes we all share humanities flaws..


Mine pointed out to me in days gone by


Academically disabled by the enabled who turned their heads with their blind eyes..




Buy me a drink and I'll recall how I should have been better


I'll add another chink in the armour as I spill it along with my guts to who sits before me


As I perceive my self failure in the eyes of a pedestal sitting go getter..




Echoes of voices linger deserted hallways


Fool for not trying harder at school


Hide academic failures by playing the fool


Lost at sea drowning in mediocrity


I could blame the system, mostly me, or maybe inequity..




On the back burner along with belief in myself


Not destined to be a big earner


Just a slave to the gut churning trauma


Silently stealing my health..




You can wave your banner like a fool


Money doesn't make you sexy funny or cool


Pipe down you spanner, you tool.




Too much to shout about, tighten your nuts


You see..


I don't give many, and I'll give you a clue


I won't lower the tone with profanities


But it rhymes with ducks..




No, I'm not rich in monetary terms


Wallet not overflowing with notes


I'd rather be poor and loved


With a heart full of eternal hope..




I'm wealthy from my advocacy of dragging and screaming to the forefront..


Blessed by those closest to me, stick by me even though at times..


They bear the brunt..




Bringing to your attention..


I'm just gonna mention


That my mental health ain't always healthy


But I'm still here, loved by God and some


For me, that equation equals wealthy.




Add it all up and what do I get once I've used my neuron agitator calculator?


Well, you be the judge..


Me?


I'll try be the best I can


A positivity accumulator.




©theflatcaprhymer2023

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