what’s fear without consequence?
I gain experience through tough times
no con in my confidence, i reside on dope lines of rhymes
steep with my feet slipping
into a deep sleep, leaving me weak
weaker than seven days of pressure
but pressure pays
‘cause pressure can make a diamond
but fear would say I was lyin’
WHAT IS FEAR?
what’s fear when as a man you get looked down upon every time that you tear?
tearing up in my eyes
as momma say
“don’t you cry, ain’t you ‘sposed to be a man?”
I wanna holler back, “I AM”
I WANNA HOLLER BACK, “I AM.”
AIN’T YOU ‘SPOSED TO BE A MAN?
MOMMA TOLD ME DON’T YOU CRY
SO NO TEARS IN MY EYES
WHAT’S FEAR WHEN AS A MAN YOU LEARN TO HIDE IT IN DISGUISE?
I AIN’T LYING
PRESSURE TURNED ME TO A DIAMOND
CAN’T BE WEAK
because I resided on words instead of action
to represent what I was lacking
no con in my connection, to fear, but I’m curious
everyone feels fear in hard times
but what’s hard time without experience.
James Smith, otherwise known as 1440 has been creating vibrant stencil paintings and mixed media Calligraphy artworks since early 2012. His influence is vast, ranging from Pop culture, to Ancient Hieroglyphics, Spiritual text, and everyday situations.
1440 uses intricate hand cut stencils, spray paint, inks, acrylic paint, and various mixed media tools to create a wide variety of art that is appealing and enjoyable to everyone
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