Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Pettiness

A Poem by ShawnTe Pierce






I'm fighting the urge to be petty

It's getting too real
A woman can't deal
All the double standards
Straight up making me ill

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

He complains about you looking European
But in the meantime
Steady clocking Instagram models
Who just came off the assembly line

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

Sick and tired of watching basic mediocrity
Steady winning the lottery
Just because it comes packaged like Rose Armitage
Niggas believing it will give them an edge

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

Why you mad because she got off your lap, tonight?
Got her focus right and womaned up to walk in the daylight
Oh, she wasn't supposed to level up
But stay on the pole just to make you swole

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

Reciting words you heard but never understood
Thinking you're the light in your hood
Washing yourself in Woolite
But Black Philip is the reflection in your mirror every night

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

People only seem to hate judgment when it points out things we aren't ready to admit
I own my judgemental nature because it's human nature
I understand there are levels to this shit
Trying to never allow my judgment to condemn, that's legit.

I'm fighting the urge to be petty

Looks like I lost the fight
Bringing truths to light
Whether they needed exposure or not
I'm at peace as I cast my lot.












(c) Copyright 2018 ShawnTe Pierce