Look thru my eyes
DMX is one of those rappers that created an era in rap. He was the one who destroyed the smooth boy vibe of that age and brought it back to the nitty gritty. He has more than a few classics to his name, but this record is one of the ones that really resonated with me. From the first time I heard until today it still feels like it’s something, I could have written. Look thru my eyes is all about people judging you before they get to know you. And as a big black guy with dreads … let’s just say that the assumptions arrive before my words do.
Look thru my eyes and understand who I am.
So when I say Look thru my eyes I am asking you to stop acting as if the media has told you everything you need to know about me. Understand that I am extremely unique in the way I see things and the way I handle things. Keep in mind that judging me will only destroy the possibility of getting to know me. Because preconceptions always refuse to make room for true understanding. So when I ask you to Look thru my eyes, I am telling you that you need to step out of yourself for a bit and look at it from my side of things.
I am sure that most people wouldn’t want to trade my life for theirs. But then again, I am sure that some people would because my life is somewhat interesting. But you will only realize it is interesting if you allow yourself to see it. The key message in this poem is that I want people to stop acting as if they have to better than someone else. The whole point of this spoken word piece is to see if I can change people from trying to compare themselves to people just accepting things as they are.
So Look thru my eyes and see what I see, do as I do, be what I be. And you will find that you are capable of so much more than just judging someone based on their looks or race or gender.
If you liked this Spoken word piece of poetry, I am sure you will like my poetry book as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for more videos like this. Make sure you stay you, and never try to be someone else. You are perfect as you are.