Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes! So timeless….
The Eternal Lament
From my mind 2 the depths of my soul
I yearn 2 achieve all of my goals
And all of my free time will be spent
On the 1’s I miss I will lament
I am not a perfectionist
But still I seek perfection
I am not a great romantic
But yet I yearn for affection
Eternally my mind will produce
ways 2 put my talents 2 use
and when I’m done no matter where I’ve been
I’ll yearn 2 do it all again.
-Tupac Amaru Shakur
I’ve been scared and battered
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me, sun has baked me
Looks like between ‘em
They done tried to make me
Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’-
But I don’t care!
I’m still here!
- Langston Hughes
City within the forest; Seattle.