I am from oakland

Where you here gun shots daily

I am from a family of six

Where there always is chaos


I am from a loud house

Where my mom is always punishing one of us

I am from a hard working dad

Where I don’t see him from 5am to 5pm


I am from Brookfield

Where you hear the sound of burning rubber

I’m trynna get the grade

To get paid


I am from where people smoke weed

That’s why they in need

I am from a family that does drugs

But they ain’t no thugs


I am from where I’m trynna make it to the top

Ain’t nobody gonna put a stop

I’m trynna have the skills and bills

To live in Beverly Hills


I’m trynna be wealthy

To help people get healthy

I am from where people care about their looks

But they should about the books


CC BY-SA 4.0 Trynna Make It by Nomar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

  1. Myles 2 years ago

    brudder spitting ryhmes ok

  2. Ray 2 years ago

    I really like the poem its deep and has a lot of meaning towards it.

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