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Up Risin' MO3 #phyllisgrant #uprisin

MO3 on January 08, 2013 14:38

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    Up Risin’
    by MO3 (Phyllis Grant)

    I had to learn to take it
    One phase at a time
    Hold my head up though
    The Devil’s busy
    Chewin’ up my insides
    Sometimes I sit back,
    Tilt my chin and grin
    Cause like a fistfight epiphany
    Nobody wins
    See the only real enemy
    Exists in yourself
    And that battle can be bigger
    Than the battle for wealth
    The opressed can’t help themselves
    With what they choose
    Predisposed to make choices
    Based on nothin’ to lose
    And I solemnly prefer
    To cradle compassion
    When it comes to the afflicted;
    The lack of tact in their actions
    Before my mind is made up,
    I seek another perspective
    Like to look a bit deeper--
    Look for utter objective
    Approaches to things
    And approaches to Being
    Want to match a life worthy
    Of the Woman you’re seeing
    My ethics are a result
    Of a constant progression
    Holdin’ true to life’s lessons
    On this journey’s succession
    I’ve always had an affinity
    For the lyrical world
    And in some verses take shelter
    Hear the beauty unfurl
    As a rapper pays homage
    In words to something or other
    Makes me believe in my sisters
    Believe in my brothers
    And like fresco first dabbed
    By a painter's brush,
    When you remove the debris
    And remove all the dust
    Brilliant colours shine through
    What’s intended prevails
    You restore basic truth
    Dissolve the somber details
    And the people who feel
    That things should stay
    As they are
    Are the people afraid
    Of eventual scars
    But the marks only come
    From the rebirth of our nation
    Our losses force us to grow
    And continue creating
    So if you find yourself jilted,
    Bitter, imprisoned,
    By people who hold to,
    Please keep movin' ahead,
    I know the times may be tough,
    But like an Orca in it's prime
    You’ll be breachin’ up
    My humble beginnin's were with
    The pen and pad
    Sittin' at the kitchen table
    Holdin' babes in my lap
    And when Tupac blended
    With the likes of Bruce,
    It planted all the right seeds --
    Felt the need to contribute
    Twenty-Six years old,
    Those were the golden days
    Babies laughin' with the beat
    My dress twirlin' in their gaze
    Red Suga was born, and
    My life switched paths;
    Fringe-Dwellin' deviation
    Accordin' to the Mass
    But you can't withold Life
    From an emergin' soul
    Who needs to share vision
    Who needs to unfold
    And seek out the Others
    Who might think alike
    Help a new generation
    Through burden and strife
    If there's one thing I can do
    In this world, I know,
    To make it just a bit better,
    Make good energy flow,
    I'll put the time in it takes
    To reach that distant horizon,
    What am I gonna do?
    I'm Up Risin'

    Copyright © Phyllis Grant
    Registered with SOCAN

    "Up Risin' MO3 #phyllisgrant #uprisin" by MO3 is licensed under a Creative Commons License


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