'Last First': A Poem

by D Shannahan

Its lonely at the top

We stay on the bottom

Like a top spinnin

God given God's gift to me,

The son come like a thief in the night

But aint packin no gun

Catch me on Market

Or rappin in front the gum wall

Givin my all

Livin one for all

But as Young Sole said,

Its all for one none for y'all.


I been part of y'all since the system dissed my spirit with vaccines.

Its flight or fight we climb the latter

Stairway to heaven can't climb it with a million hair bands-

Or modern day copycat trap acts

Trap ya brain in a headband

Braided like the Natives

Yeah I'm a pain sufferer

Not a connoisseur or a blood entrepreneur.


We burn the cattle

Until it smell like manure-

Enough to make these motherfuckers realize their power

Picked ourselves ourselves

What is it? What is it?

Suicide can't curb this hell...

Yuppies come to Seattle to ride the ducks and duck underground for the tour

I'm raised in prophecy-

Give the grain to my ancestors

Reap the benefit of the casket's mummy tape

Maybe I'll record a dummy tape

So these sheep can crash and survive

Throw away their favorite pastimes

And gain an insight that surpasses time

Shoutout to Sole you don't even live once

In the belly of the beast I'm creating an ulcer.


A 211 got me goin

Bring me the devil-

I'll drink wine from his severed horns

You know this country was built on the backs of the slaves-

Blood of the sufferer

Go on, mourn

Just know the solution aint more malls and corn based products.

Fuck potatoes, sugar, coffee and tobacco...

Tearin up the matrix like your paranoid ass does credit cards.

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2 comments

guest 5 weeks ago

righteous poem dude


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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

There certainly seems to be a lot of anger and frustration expressed in this Poem. I won't pretend to understand it all but it certainly evokes a range of feelings.

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