Catholic Youth Poetry Rap
by Alexander John
The misunderstood man of redemption
I wish-I-could have had this plan back when I was getting detention
A back pack rapper that has stopped letting the mess in
Still down with hip-hop at the same time learning some lessons
Pulled up to a spiritual pit-stop said some rhymes out came blessings...
The moment I found GOD
Was like the omen was potent to the point I would almost nod off...
Still with raw skills but more bills than I could...
Something took my life off the mantle
Pounded it to the ground and I burnt my own candle...
With nothing left but a bit of wit in my wick
So decided to rhyme some catholic rhymes quick
And resurrected my gift
And became optimistic again cos my pen made that pessimistic in me quit. Hook:
This is a story of a guy you may know
The lord is who I give my glory to - it's not my show...
So before you judge a stranger
Learn to protect yourself and them from danger.2nd Verse:
God is the only artist I look up to
I remember when I lost the harness I was numb-to...
The life I knew before I found truth
So with a mic I could restore myself and speak-to-the-youth
I felt like a new man again but I wasn't reaching-for-fruits...
Cos for a while there I lost the mission
Things piled up I thought it was unfair and it cost me a position
And for years I got lost in the system...
Then one day I opened up a bible
Picked up a pen and prayed the lyrics came out and the words seemed reliable...
I didn't grow up a church guy
I didn't switch my flow up till I prayed on the dirt and a part of me died
But little did I know a part of me flied
The heart inside me sighed...
Cos it was letting in love and I knew it was good
And I was betting on a dove that flew into my life and I knew that I could.
Love Hurts But Hate Kills1st Verse:
They say love hurts well hate kills
I've been on this earth long enough to know that pain is real
But it can be healed...
I'm just a guy talking
Who one day said I might try to get my life in working...
I had two options either be saved or continue my spiritual slaughter
So I picked up the pen again and this time out came lyrical water
It's a miracle that it's now in working order...
But I know who's responsible and he is looking down
As I flow no-nonsense I'm sick of being that clown...
I have turned over a new leaf because God provided plenty
As my old tree burned down I didn't grieve just knew the light was the remedy...
We are forever changing day by day
I'm re-arranging my life and I love to pray
So I look forward to time with my wife and I hope she knows I'm here to stay. Hook:
I've known darkness and light
I've blown a small fortune and put up a big fight
So what I was given by the night
I plan to turn it to compost and turn it to light. 2nd Verse:
My days are made up of love for GOD and people
I've stayed up full of rage in that past but really who needs evil?...
For all the bridges I've burned I plan to make better ones
Forgive me I was hurt but I'm only a man but from now on will never run...
Hope and love
Put down the rope and hug...
Someone you care about and who cares about you
Don't make the wrong move when you’re staring into nothing when ya blue...
I've been through pain
I've seen who came
When I was insane...
Enter Jesus Exit Satan
Gave me reasons to remember patience...
Cos they say all good things come to those who wait
Here are my cloths and please eat from my plate
If you want swing by my church and the priest can teach you about my faith.Note from Katherine T Owen
Dear Alexander, I found these rap poems powerful and moving. If you ever put anything up on youtube, do send me the link so myself and visitors can hear you performing.
Thank you for your faith and for communicating it to others. I too go to a catholic church and there are not many young people there.
Our poetry may be different but we are writing about the same thing… Without God we are nothing.
Keep writing. Thank you for sharing on www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com, and God bless you.tags: catholic youth poetry rap, spirituality, modern christian poem