Fast Life.

Fast Life.

A Poem by Jada Johnson

[ChaptersofUs] Chapter IV - Strength from Miguel Ortiz on Vimeo.

fast life, feels good but its a struggle to survive. just living a dead men's dream, caught at surprise.. 

If my pops was still here

maybe I would turn out different. 

moms was still present

making ends meet

steady in the kitchen. 

home didn't feel like home, 

my heart turned cold. 

the gunshots, 

still echoing in my soul. 

if I crossed the street, 

maybe It could've been me. 

now I feel like it's up to me, 

but will it bring me peace? 

the streets was calling me

I'm with all the bullshit. 

They took my guidance, 

So I had to commit. 

anger and pain

you can see it in my eyes. 

pops laying on the floor, 

caught me by surprise. 

I was just in it for revenge, 

but now I rep these ends. 

this money and my stick, 

became my best friend. 

deep-rooted issues 

I got nothing to lose. 

I learned how to play this game, 

older heads got me real groomed. 

killing for pride and area codes, 

I never owned. 

this was the life 

I chose. 

jealousy and envy

will get you killed I suppose. 

pouring my pain into music, 

trying my best to cope.

streets took my pops, 

and its been hard for me to let go. 

fast life, feels good but its a struggle to survive. just living a dead men's dream, caught at surprise..

© 2020 Jada Johnson

Author's Note

Jada Johnson
This poem is based on a short film created by Miguel Ortiz.

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Very vivid. Very raw. I appreciate the imagery you gave here.

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Jada Johnson

1 Month Ago

thank you, i really appreciate it!

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Added on April 3, 2020
Last Updated on June 27, 2020


Jada Johnson
Jada Johnson

Toronto, Canada

"where the title meets the ending" I'm open to well-intentioned reviews and id be more than willing to give you that in return. also i do not give consent for my work to be copied. thank.. more..