Quiet Storm

For Prodigy, after a comment by user Chelsae Gagne

This Rap shows me many things.
Hurt is the first feeling I get,
dedicated through simple melodic tones.
Second, I get anger based

in hurt. Is the first feeling I get
one of pride, or yet tradition?
This second time I get anger based
thirdly in desperation

and in pride. Yet tradition
in the hook means, truly, capitalism!
Thirdly, I get desperation and
next I hear what seems to me to be

in the hook a minstrel capitalism!
Quiet longing for what should have been.
Next I hear what seems to me to be
(but what could never have been

quite) longing for what should have been,
abased by lies of that society and
what could never have but been.
Finally, I hear and feel acceptance,

based on the lies of society
at its last strings.
A final heard and felt acceptance,
a parting with the fabric of what these men held

in that last string—
so close and yet let go of.
Parting the fabric of what these men held
to gain what they feel they needed,

so close yet let go of,
dedicated to the simple melodic tones
to gain what they feel they needed:
This Rap shows me many things.


2014