Life or Last


Life sometimes unfolds unexpected things
Maybe life was meant to be tender sweet
Or maybe life was meant to hurt and sting
I’m 22 years old from Southeast, D.C.
So my young good men on Title 16
I definitely understand and know what you mean
Survival of the fittest
Chasing girls and riches
One thing as young men we must understand
Our future street goals
Is another man’s past
Life unfolds unexpected things but
We all can expect in the streets
Nothing lasts

Proverbs 13 verse 20:
He who walks with the wise men will be wise but
The companion of fools will be destroyed


  1. rachaelsandri on May 16, 2016 at 12:59 AM


    Thank you so much for sharing your poem. Your message rings clear in lines like “Our future street goals / Is another man’s past” and “We all can expect in the streets / Nothing lasts”. The bible verse at the end is really sticking with me. It is exactly what I needed to hear, so thank you especially for that.

    Please keep writing. This read as a heartfelt, intelligent expression of wisdom, and I would love to read more from you.

    Your fan,


  2. Victoria on May 18, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    AG, a great analysis of life. I like how you connect to your audience through your past experiences. I hope life unfolds in your favor, and even if it doesn’t, I’m sure you can make the best of it. That bible verse means a lot, maybe you could incorporate it into another poem? Or just even write what it means to you? Keep writing! Your work is great!

  3. Dr. Laniee on June 24, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I love this! I wish a lot of people I went to high school with could read this. I know a lot of people that seem to think that the streets are all there is to life not realizing that their livelihood is one that people will learn from and understand that it is NOT. if only the reverse could happen…..

  4. L on August 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Hi AG! I really love this poem. I think it’s so true that “nothing lasts” and the way you presented it really makes me stop to think to myself. I wish so many people could read this poem and learn this lesson. Please keep writing!

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