There’s a song by Nelly and Anthony Hamilton that I really like. The chorus is as good as the verses:
I didn’t know
There’d be troubles along the way
Nobody told me nothing
That would help me to ease my pain
I’ve been walkin this road, for forever and a day
Now I’ve been searching something
For someone to help me find my way
And now I know
Nelly’s part is pretty much all good verses, but since I know most of y’all can’t stand rap music I’ll keep it to just part of one verse:
I used to go like house to house
Sleepin on couch to couch
Walk around stickin out my hands, lookin for a handout
Only thing I handed out was more bills
Only thing pulled me out was my will
God told me the sun don’t chill
Determined to make use of one of these skills
Either that or go beat the block
Ain’t no way you can beat the cops
Ain’t no way I can beat the clock
Just a matter of time shut down your shop
Ohh, you stay up day and nights, livin this way of life
I was Young and Restless
All My Children came and then I had a Guiding Light
No more of that sittin mayne sittin and waitin
and thinkin somebody comin to take me up off them streets
But now I know.
Of course, you might notice how cleverly he worked in the names of 3 soaps. Anyway, yeah.
I think I’m progressing as a person. I realized the other day that this is the year of the monkey – my year, and that this year has been one of the biggest of my life. I’ve made a lot of personal decisions, changed a lot of my own attitudes, and I’m determined to make something out of the skills that I’ve got.
Right now though I’m determined to make lunch out of the corn dog I just cooked. Yum.