‘Yea though I walk Yea though I walk
Yea Though I Walk…
It’s all mind over matter…
As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that observation is the first step in almost anything. I can remember times when if I’d just observed a little longer I would’ve recognized things that could’ve saved me some trouble in this life. You live and learn… but from this position, you gotta live and teach. My “ex” is not “pert.” It’s “perience,” you dig? Use it. If we don’t learn from experience then what is it worth? Absolutely nothing.
So what can I add at this point? The experiences are what they are. I can report and re-report from different perspectives now. I can go back and clean up or I can leave those houses dirty and report from the backyard. There are a lotta ways to document the next journey, but what way is most effective? Should I even care? With the way things are now, does anything stick when we throw it up against the wall? Something needs to… and I gotta go faster.
This just needs to happen…
Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we need to vote for the right muhfuckas this time. Dig up the history of these candidates and call them on their bullshit.
Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, don’t be provoked by people to stoop below your intelligence level. Spending time arguing with a dummy is dumb. They already used that trick remember?
Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, it’s time to vet everybody. We need some better people. Who’s that cat standing in the pulpit talking to you every Sunday??? Ask his ass some hard questions about his life, his doctrine, and his bank account. If it ain’t trunk tight, put him on trial.
We need answers.
Yea though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we’re tired of being pimped. I consider myself a pretty stylish nigga but I’ll be damned if my favorite designers are gonna blatantly disrespect my heritage and I continue to support them. They say women love a man in uniform right? I’m sensing it’s back to all black everything. Jeans and Chucks. Approach with your shit completely together cuz I’m only closing one eye. Yea though I walk Yea though I walk
This means I always have 2 open…
Yeah though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I’m watching every fucking thing. I advise you to do the same. Watch what you eat and who you befriend. Know your surroundings. Watch your back. As this shit continues to spiral out of control it’s on the intelligent to stand your intelligent ground. When everyone is running toward the cliff, there is something within you telling you to go the other direction. Listen to it.
Now you can take this as preaching if you want. I don’t care. THIS is the valley of the shadow of death. Look around you. Shit is burning. You mean to tell me you remember it being hotter than this summer? Did you happen to notice how big that last hurricane was? You know the one that just happened to put on a show for the world out in the middle of nowhere? I remember seeing the view of it from space. Swear down I saw that in a movie 10 years ago.
I believe its time to enjoy yourself everyday.
I don’t know when the time to adapt comes, but I know its gonna be deeper than most of us are equipped to deal with. I’m actually hoping that I miss it all, but I’m not so sure that’ll be the case anymore. We’re in the valley love ones. So what are we gonna do now? If you knew you had X amount of time left, would you be the person you are today? Would you be kinder to people? Would you have some compassion? I’m not a sap but the truth is, if we’re in the valley of the shadow of death, we need some love bruh. Hate doesn’t seem to be working out well for anybody.
Sometimes I look around and say to myself, “Now what happens if some shit breaks out here? Am I prepared? Is anybody here prepared?” The defiant side of me says that we can get through anything. But there’s another side… a worried side that asks the question, are we still hard enough? As a civilization, could we make it through another great depression? Could we survive the civil war if it happened today? You know you don’t get a participation trophy for dying right? Are we equipped? These are the questions you need to ask yourself when you live in this valley.
Get to asking.
The flip side of this could be much ado about nothing, but the tea leaves don’t seem to be reading that way for me. My observation tells me that in these trying ass times, we need to exercise our minds as much as our bodies. A weak mind is too easily distracted. There are powers that be that count on us being distracted so they do everything under the sun to keep us in that state. Fuck that. If my zip code is the valley of the shadow of death, I’ll be damned if I’m gonna be distracted…
Yea though I walk Yea though I walk