From a scrawny kid with no skivvies until 3rd grade
Trudgin’ to school on slippers both for left leg
Often cast off by family for being a rebel and a hothead
Ditched by parents coz it was suited
A son no one really wanted
Laughed by friends for being a sickly loser
I thought would I be cool a stoner?
But life is short, why make it shorter?
So I kept myself sober while I constantly mulled my future over
Always thought accountants are great, but how to get there?
At sixteen, I was broke, owns nothing but shabby oversized sneakers
Everyone said I was a toast, but I was a believer
I know I’m a little clever and always a dreamer
Odds stacked against me
Not even you would have had any faith in me
Told I’ll never achieve anything in life by no less a family
But I was foolish, always crazy
I paid little attention to all the negativity
I went out, grind out, hustled, did things the hard way
So at twenty I was a C.P.A.
Too young from taking oath at P.R.C.
Told to go back at twenty-one coz it’s a policy
At twenty-two I got a job at PNB
At twenty-seven I was married and havin’ a baby
At thirty two I’ve got a Master’s Degree
At thirty-four I was driving an XV
Thirty-six. Beyond blessed. Grateful first of all to God Almighty
Beyond thankful for a loving wife, two kids, brothers, and everyone in the family.
Wait.. did i tell you I also sport a badass scuplted body?
But I know up ain’t no certain
Down south I could be headin’
But scrawny kid ain’t sweatin’
Like time, life’s constantly changin’
Just got to keep movin’, always evolvin’
Never stop discoverin’, keep on learnin’
Coz he not busy bein’ born, is busy dyin’