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i let you hurt me because i was a fool
a young, horny, naïve fool
we were both teenagers then
somehow you stripped me
of the innocence that
i possessed as a child
no, i ain’t talking virginity
the way that i viewed the world, my life’s joy
i let someone take it all away
subconsciously i couldn’t notice it
maybe i was hypnotized by your lethal beauty
too preoccupied with trying to please you
looking at that gorgeous body
thinking about how i’m gonna make you holler tonight
all the while you were getting hollered by others too
you were being a bit too friendly to your “friends”
were they really your friends
or buddies on the side that
you lead on because you were "so bored"
i should have listened to what moms told me
you wasn’t anything from the start
you flossed me for free pleasure and smoke
i was too busy getting whipped by your moisture
to even realize it until it was too late
you were plottin’ on me from the jump
you knew how to take advantage
my heart was in shreds after losing you
but through all that heartbreak
i found some comfort and leveraged my distress
using it as a tool for self-sufficiency
kept bettering myself and my craft
put all my drivel into the many anthologies that i’ve published
the pain you brought me, right?
i brought that to the stage,
now look at me, doing shows and stuff
gettin’ so much recognition for my achievements
haven’t been in a relationship since
you know what?
i don’t need no woman to bring me any kind of comfort
i don’t need no woman to keep me company
i haven’t been meeting any like-minded individuals lately
you know ones who don’t get offended by my revolutionary
actions, statements, and beliefs or my ambitions
i can do this all on my own
what can a woman do for me that i can’t do for myself
besides have my children
can’t do that on my own, right?
i don’t think i’ll ever find the proper love that i want
at least not for a very long time
i’ve been relentless in all my endeavors
i’m glad you hurt me
it only strengthened me
it only made me proceed
it only made me amplify my content
i’ve morphed into a wizard of words
now that i’ve blown, you want me back again
trying to apologize for everything you’ve done to me
do i accept your apology?