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Too Legit to Quit (Spoken Word by fueledbypoetry)

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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2011

First off sorry about my head being cut off. I had to record it with a camera in my hand because my webcam is bad. But hopefully that doesn't take away from the message itself! :) This is actually the poem I wrote for an Open Mic Night that I just had so enjoy!!!

Too Legit to Quit (The Spoken Word Poem):

Sittin here/ Trying to get my mind clear/ Wishin I knew how to get a bird's eye view/ Though it seems that what is false always trying to out weigh the true/ Can't communicate/ Always gotta discriminate/ World got me in a love hate relationship/ Becoming permanent/ And even though life is a lady that always gotta act shady/ I gotta commit/ Because I'm too legit to quit/

They say there are no poets in love's bitter business/ Though they never met me because I'm in it to win it/ I aint got time to be spittin a hate rhyme/ Or to be caught in any negative thoughts/ When I flow positive energy like the rapids down the rocks/ I just can't stop and wait on change/ Or for when opportunity knocks on my door when it's in range/ And though to most it may seem strange/ I'm too legit to quit

They say a man is only defined by his actions than how he is heard/ Though last time I checked words can enlighten and take you higher than a herb/ These words can spark a revolution/ And give birth to the evolution or the degradation of society/ Or even give people determination through communication and hope to fight against life's anxiety/ From those who have a dream/ To those who need something to believe/ Is it not evident that since the dawn of time words helped history weave/ Oh the things you can achieve/ And this is why I am too legit to quit/

Excuse me if I sound a little off please/ But I must say that this rhyming game is surely not a breeze/ Though tell me why every MC thinks they know the deal like the birds and the bees/ Just because they put a couple curses in their verses?/ Hold the phone I aint trying to hate/ It's self expression and art no matter how you formulate/ Though tell me why is it cool to act like a fool/ To call a female out her name just out of the love for the game?/ Maybe I just don't get it/ Maybe I'm insane.../

Insane for giving a toast to the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost/ The moon and the stars/ To the almighty universe no matter how far/ From sea to shining sea/ From one earth's pole to the other/ To every sister and brother/ To generations past and generations yet to come/ To every kid who gets laughed at in class for the teacher who calls him dumb/ The man or women who gets robbed of a job by a system that is promised to change causing things to become estranged/ To every child that cries at night wondering when mom and dad will not fight/ To every modern day slave without a voice or a choice/ To those who want to be accepted for being different but are forced to keep it dormant/

We poets have a purpose/ Accept it if we will or not/ But this skill is obviously not bought/ So I will be that beckoning light and try to continue to write will all my might/ Because...I am too legit to quit

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