EYE love MY people....emphasis on MY people.  That is not color nor gender specific.  It's a love thang.  A spiritual thang.  A true connection to my presence...and presents.

Worldwide...EYE have the most wonderful connections
And giving thanks as you hung thru my trying introspections

You just can't believe
Some folks don't want to
Nor want YOU to achieve

They'll spend more time deceiving...themselves
And try to strip YOU of your story...and wealth
And that....struggle...of seeing "death"
(And not necessarily for YOU  ;-)  )
Had to find a creative way to come out and be felt
By those
Who you truly feel comfortable with

Ahhhh...and there it be
Dealing only with the audience that's made
Just for ME

The blessing to end ALL stress
MY heaven on earth...and a shelter from all this mess

Just sharing....as always
Better days
Are here....

EYE have learned the reason why you don't cast pearls to swine.  EYE have learned hard lessons thru the test of time.  EYE have LEARNED that many can be blind...and choose to be.  They will blame their insecurity on YOUR efficiency.
They will want company in their misery and will NEVER obtain their destiny
But none of that, in REAL time, should ever stop ME
From BEing or DOing ME

EYE have learned to embrace MY gifts...and drink the wine EYE make...first.
EYE have learned that some can be like "Cain"...and will always do their worse.
EYE have learned that with some...you don't give a second chance  
After the 3rd time.
EYE have learned....that the REAL reason EYE shine
Is because EYE CHOOSE TO...
And EYE CHOOSE to apply and stay focused 
On MY happy and MY gifts
And when EYE treat MYSELF like EYE wanted to be treated
EYE naturally uplift
Someone who is worthy
Of my presence
And presents

But some....
Will NEVER touch my "bow" again

And please believe a fake smile
Does NOT hide the heart that pretends
And just because EYE no longer harbor the pain
Nor the unnecessary drain
And just toss it to the wind
EYE am WELL aware
You don't give 2nd chances for the 3rd time
To folks who have proven NOT to be friends

You move forward to what IS...for YOU
Not what isn't....
True...and truth 

Just basic common sense and cents
Not always applied
Until now

are gifts too!

Yup...THIS is going in the book...
AND the play! 



Is NOT a given
With ALL things
And ALL people

Is ONLY a given
When it's for YOU...
A reminding action
And blessing
That YOU were given
From the GREATEST builder(s)
Who gave YOU 
From the start
What YOU need
To support 

The gift stealers
The takers
The fakers
The NEVER reciprocators
Always watching
Always thirsty
Always....doing what they do

But never fear
For they can ONLY do
What YOU allow

Support for self
Support for and from
Everyone else
Is a gift
Not a given
And once given
And not appreciated
Nor reciprocated
Becomes like the rains
In a forest

It dries up

And this goes for ALL things
And all people
Even YOU

Because even the MOST HIGH
Loves to be appreciated
And when the Parents are happy
The child is always blessed

Proven...and Proving

First and foremost
Support SELF
Because no one in their RIGHT mind
Puts the weight of the world
On a table with broken legs

Re-establishing my link
With the TRUE builders
And rebuilding MY legs
And securing my OWN support

So EYE can have
A table
To eat on


Poetry did NOT start in an "open mic."  
With a three-minute clock
To impress those
Who never read
Anything beyond
Their own prose
And who cater to whatever trend
With the wind

Started with minds
And brave hearts and mouths
That dared to speak
What scared teachers wouldn't teach
Or preachers NEVER preach
Words that jumped from the brain
To a book
Which many now overlook
Or don't bother to read...

Freedom did NOT start on a cross.
It started when someone decided...
There would be no more lack
Nor loss
No catering to some "undeserving boss"
Freedom started with a will
And an act
To get UP off the cross...
And refused to stay on their knees
Just to please a master
Who kept perpetuating the disease
Of non-reciprocal servitude
To please THEIR needs
While controlling others 
For nothing
And promising a lie
Of what will be received
When they die


HOW would THEY know

Since NO one has come back
To say



All people who do "spit poetry"
Are not necessarily poets

And all slaves
Don't want to be free

At the end...or the beginning
Of the day

The outcome and tolerance of such
You and Me

And that's why it's called

And choices are personal

Even GOD knew that
that's why SHE gave you


Is a walk; not just a talk 


Just keeping it REAL...
They LOVED Gil in the end 
But not in the middle...
Nor the beginning
They loved Gil's style and his smile
But they didn't love Gil's words
Because his words were too real.

See, people would rather drink or pop a pill 
Than feel and see and acknowledge what's really going on.

But Gil....
He had to numb his pain to keep from going insane 
In a world that seemed to only operate on a limited brain
And no heart.

They loved Gil in the end
But not in the middle...
Nor the beginning
They were so busy pointing at his "sinning" 
They didn't see he was winning the race for humanity
Dropping the wisdom with such vanity
You'd have to be blind and crazy not to see

And while imitators and fakers use his words like a fad
They will NEVER have the courage nor the knowledge
Gil had

Doesn't come from a poem
It comes from a purpose
And the courage to live it...

And the BEST
Always struggle
Til they see the light
And get it right
And realize the truth
Apparently causes more fear and fright
Than freedom
In slaves

The reason why many misbehave

And that was his message
That saved
That was Gil's lesson was for me
And I got it.

Thank you, Teacher

(Dedicated to all pioneering artists & activists who dare to keep it real...regardless)


Don't worry about trying to understand the masses...work with the masses...or constantly deal with the masses.  The masses, as a rule (their own Stepford one, no doubt),  NEVER follow the steps of an explorer or true pioneer.  They wait...watch...see if anyone else will...and will follow whatever they see a whole bunch of others doing.  

Mindless "sameness."  And WHAT can you accomplish DIFFERENTLY with THAT?!  #pointprovenEVERYday

And let's be REALLY real!!  ANYONE who dares to stand out, defy "assimilation," refuse "degradation" and spit total TRUTH is ALWAYS the FIRST to be criticized and crucified.  Countless stories of that time and time again.  So WHAT have we learned from THAT, boyz and girlz?!  The "fearful" have learned to do a "jig" in an ass-up position.  The "smart and true"....have learned "creative survival" and self-preservation.  Ahhhh....THAT'S what the true elders were/are teaching.....

TO THOSE WHO ARE DESTINED TO BE DIFFERENT:  CONTINUE TO BEAT TO YOUR OWN DRUM.  THERE IS A REASON "YOU" HAVE THE COURAGE AND SKILLS TO "STAND OUT."  Never allow someone who can't be different or original or "stand out" from the "mindless sameness" tell you that you shouldn't.  Remember, EVERY "Abel" has a "Cain."  And either you ARE an "Abel" or a "Cain."  Actions...will speak and show which is which EVERY time.  Wait for it...wait for it.....BAM!!!  There it is.  ;-)

Digressing to progress:  You can get a LOT done with a choice few than a LOT of nothing blocking you, stopping you, just there taking up your space and time AND food and wine just to say "wees in this togethers in the same boat" (no...no, we're NOT) and stinking up your garden like "doo doo" (or should EYE say "don't don't" as in "don't have time for THAT mess!")

EYE'm just saying....find the team that works FOR you and WITH you and ADDS to your life and succe$$; not drain from it and cause you all types of unnecessary distress.  Some want you to succeed.  Many want you to fail...simply because THEY can't succeed.  But THAT...is THEIR issue.  Don't make it yours.  Too much beauty to REACH for than to hold on to nightmares that will NEVER become dreams. YOU WANT TO SAVE THE COMMUNITY?!  SAVE YOURSELF FIRST!  Like everything else, it takes ONE step at a time.  DON'T miss the FIRST crucial one.  

That is why folks keep slipping and sleeping.

TIME TO WAKE UP NOW!!  ENJOY "YOUR" SUNSHINE!!  Save YOURSELF and protect YOUR home FIRST. Stay focused on and enjoy YOURSELF the gifts given to YOU from birth.  NEVER let ANYONE diminish or abuse your worth.  

And the Universe with do the rest.  Proved...Proven...and Proving.


Still up...STILL working.  Hmmm....well, maybe time for a "powernap" at least.  And FYI...ANY one who ever says it's not about the money, DON'T do what they do...what WE do...PROFESSIONALLY!  IJS....for some it's a "learning hobby."  For those of us who are SERIOUS and "sensitive" about our shit...it's our JOB...CRAFT...PROFESSION...WHAT WE DO FOR A LIVING.  WE didn't wake up "yesterday" and said, "Hmmm...think I'll be a 'whateva' today."  MOST of us were BORN with the gift...and came to understand it later on.  Others found their gifts and talents along the way...and knew this was the ONLY thing they could ever do when it came to fulfilling a destiny...THEIR destiny.

EYE'm just saying....EVERYone might have a little "art" in them; but not EVERYone is an artist.  And that's why you don't see folks like Prince...or Sheila E...or Jill Scott...or Common...or Sonia Sanchez...or Herbie Hancock...or Kendrick Lamar...or J Cole for that matter doing a lot of stuff for free.

And that's also why plumbers don't come in and fix everyone's plumbing for free.  It's our TRADE, maaaaan....not a trade-off for "boredom" or poorly played cheap Jedi mind-fucks, disrespect, unappreciative actions and misunderstood personal missions of a higher calling. 

So YES...when THIS is what EYE do as a PROFESSION to  pay my bills....when this is my "trade" and craft"...it IS about the money.  Not always.  But the majority of the "free" is what you get on blogs and FB.  To help build YOUR event and YOUR product, you get what you pay for...and you don't what you don't.  Plain and simple.  Don't get me twisted with "Bobo" around the corner.  EYE am NOT "Bobo."  Check the resume...and the references...and don't insult BOTH our intelligences. 

Don't get it twisted with "novices."  WE are not "them."  Salute to my true entrepreneurs and artists by trade, gift and life; not by "trend."  It's not easy what WE do; but it IS what WE were "born" and "destined" to do.

NEVER SETTLE!  And NEVER settle for ANYONE trying to make you settle or "cheapen" your gift.  Your gift is your wealth.  Treat it as such...and YOU will ALWAYS eat!!  #asitSHOULDbe


Pet Peeve #1:  People don't want to pay your worth...but will pay a "fuck up" to fuck up...and then expect YOU to "clean it up" for damn near free.  NOT happening.

Pet Peeve #2:  People who think they can do the same thing YOU do.  (EYE've been in the business for OVER 30 years!  How long have YOU been doing this...PROFESSIONALLY?!)  THEN they want YOU to help THEM do what YOU do.  But EYE thought YOU "did" what EYE do?  Note to YOU:  Just because EYE make it look "easy" doesn't mean it IS.  PLEASE STOP comparing "amateurs" with professionals.  That's why you don't see "play doctors" in REAL operating rooms!  #getreal

Pet Peeve #3:  People who try to "convince" you that they are giving YOU exposure when they know damn well (or SHOULD if they had HALF a brain) that YOU are the one giving THEM "exposure."  That Jedi mind trick only works on fools...and that EYE am NOT.  Keep moving!

Pet Peeve #4:  When people always hollaring about "support" but they NEVER EVER support YOU or even use your professional services to help build.  That's DOUBLING INSULTING when it's people you have supported before....and got absolutely NOTHING from the connection.  And did EYE mention that "jealousy thing" you got going in is REALLY unattractive?!!  Now WHY should EYE help YOU again when you constantly prove you can't grow and WON'T learn?!  #point  Excuse me or not while EYE'll bypass on being an entourage to nothing.  Got REAL stuff to do and bills that need to be paid!  Don't bother...EYE'll show MYSELF to the door on THIS one!

Pet Peeve #5:  People who get offended at YOU when you call them out on their bullshit and business ethics (or lack there of) and lack of skills...when, in reality, you should be offended by yourself and realize the reason why YOU are not progressing and prospering is because BULLSHIT IS COSTLY!!  And excuse (or not) if EYE refuse to take on a cost that's not producing ANYTHING POSITIVE FOR ME!!  IJS....If you're REALLY about "business" and "ballin'," then you'd KNOW that already. It's sad when your biggest hater is not me; it's YOU!!  And you're too arrogant to see.  Sometimes REAL support and truth burns.  But that's why they call it "test by fire."  #constructivecriticism 

Tiz why you see the REAL smiles these days.  When you acknowledge what pisses you off in life...and you do your best to limit those "issues," the lessons become blessings...and the blessings lead to BETTER business...and a better overall life.  Proved...Proven...and Proving.

And the moral of the story is:  That is why people going somewhere walk and drive FORWARD and not backward.  IJS....

As EYE was reminded by a wonderful mentor today, "The more you know, the less you'll need."  And drama and BS and folks who are NOT about business and growth, EYE don't need at ALL!  Lesson LEARNED and graduating to something MORE.


NEVER underestimate the brilliance and resilience of a military brat. We've seen what you haven't seen. We've been where you've never been. We know what you'll never know. Tiz why we are "open-minded" enough to recognize truth in ALL its forms...and why we are REAL quick to call a lie a LIE...with exclamation marks and NO apologies. 

WE follow a HIGHER order. But if that order doesn't make sense, WE WILL QUESTION IT...and prove why it doesn't. Your inability to accept facts is NOT our concern. WE are not here for your amusement at OUR expense. WE try to make things better; not go along with the "fuck up." A "fuck up follower" is NOT who WE are or what OUR "higher command" trained us to be. 

WE experience the greatest love and the greatest loss...the BEST and the WORST of BOTH worlds at the same time...and THAT is an accomplishment in itself to balance that out. Tiz why "accomplishments" come as second nature to us.

And although we strive for peace and love, we are NOT afraid to "go THERE." WE don't just stay on our knees; WE know how to get UP and "whup ass"...and pray that we don't have to do it again. But if the need be....we're equipped for the role. #bornsoldiers

And while others "wait" for miracles, we know that, when given that freedom to think and figure it out and away from all the pollution and jealousy that can surround us (like "Cains" hovering over "Abels"), WE are the "miracle" waiting to happen in every situation we find ourselves in.

SALUTE to the DOERS. SALUTE to the THINKERS. SALUTE to the "ABELS." SALUTE to the "DIFFERENT ONES" who dare to be MORE. 

WE don't cater to "fashion." WE ARE THE FASHION, BITCH!!

And jealousy just fuels our fire. wink emoticon


It's that stage...
That point in your life
Where EVERYTHING that doesn't matter
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that doesn't resonate with a priority to YOUR soul
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that is opposed or a distraction from YOUR growth
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that stands in the way of your learning and seeking truth
Is on hold
EVERYTHING and EVERYONE who continues to hold on to the lie
And continues to die
And you realize they will NEVER see with all 3 of their eyes
And you need to question why
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that is not a part of YOUR rise
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that doesn't feed and fill YOU up
Is on hold
EVERYTHING that is mere "surface" and not something that is
Deeper and connecting and powerfully ethereal and natural
Like spirits across the eons of time and beings across galaxies
And the Sun and the Earth and the Air that nourish you daily
Is on hold
There's something happening here
And what it is
IS perfectly clear
There's a change in mind, body and soul
Telling me it's time to grab hold
To MY....rebirth

But you'd have to KNOW
It's not something you can fake
You either KNOW
Or you don't
And either way...
It will show
It ALWAYS shows

There comes a time
When it's "that" time
And those who KNOW
ONLY those who KNOW
KNOW what EYE am talking about

No books...no bibles...no pastors nor politicians
Are aware of this
No followers of other people's "fairytales"
Are aware of this
No one who is still "waiting" on something to happen
Is aware of this
For it's already happening
To those who KNOW
It's deeper
Inherently spiritual
Unworldly and ancient

And only those who KNOW

And do MORE than "preach" it
Or teach it...

They LIVE it

And gravitate to others who do the same

What EYE had forgotten.
What EYE instinctively already knew
And absorbing the precious wisdom from MY teachers

Like it was the last drops of water
In a desert...
Because perhaps...
It is.

But no drought for ME.
EYE don't have time for that
Or someone pulling me away
From MY water.... 

And that is why 
With NO personal car
And no weekly check from "Mr. Bobo"
And no city-wide support or massive team behind my work
And more years behind me than ahead of me
(Or...maybe not...)

EYE can honestly say...

And give thanks.


Evolution is a BE-YOU-TO-FULL thang!

To be continued.....and no one's approval needed...
Except mine.

Yeah...EYE'm GOoD.  (double entendre intended)

How's THAT for a testimony?
Not like they taught you, huh?

And perhaps...that's the point.  ;-)