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The poet Marshall Mathers
whilst "Cleaning Out My Closet"
blasted with inquiry-

"Have you ever been hated on or discriminated against?
I have...''

Interesting enough
in these crooked times
it is impossible to make a man like you,
or your art,  
especially with unbounding determination.

It sure is mighty easy to attain their hatred, 
through no fault of your own. 

When they protest or demonstrate against you...
finally you have arrived!
That's powerful!

Common sense says, 
"Never drive in the rear view mirror!" 

Though, it sure is helpful to take a quick glance back
to check out Jealousy, 
back there 
doubting and shouting and eating your dust!

Take a whiff...

The band begins to play ferociously!
Slander Slogans pasted upon your face.

like roaches with lights bright,
they disappear into the night, 
back to the slums;
begging for crumbs.

Once you've been Blacklisted;
Digest the miracle.
Pure, glowing gold
the alchemy of their anger,
visibly discernable from the glossy pyrite 
appearing with fake praise.

Heed the old adage:
---------------Keep yir' friends close, and enemies closer.

Their futile harm repels from the Teflon donning your heart.

burns bold, boils, 
melts and cools, then cold,
forging the sword.

Adding to your arsenal.

Stumble not 
upon bone fragments,
brittle blacklist bandits... 
the Catacombs of those
who aimed to defame your name,
staking claim for their 
shameless sea of debris
and Rotten Forgottens 
which only bolster your begotten flame.

Remain steadfast, undaunted

                           TROUNCE THOSE TREACHEROUS TROUBLES;
________________________           TO            ________________________
                            MARCH THROUGH THE RIGOROUS RUBBLE!

*Heads High,
Let me see those eloquent eyes!~JsL    

~Inspired by written words of Marshall Mathers, Cleaning Out My Closet, 
Shady Records~



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  1. Date: 8/22/2014 1:34:00 PM

    You killed it with dis poetic expressiveness! 7 rated
  1. Date: 8/22/2014 1:31:00 PM

    Tis is my Soup Life, Homie. Within darkness things that can illuminate shine brighter. I would've never imagined a poem beget enemies, until I came here. .. I just got yo mail and will send a kite back... Moody Black and his wife, are the truth. JJ, can sang his ass off and strum the devils toy like nobody's bizness. 'The Compound' made a groupie out of me!! Fav
  1. Date: 8/22/2014 1:09:00 AM

    great job with this one, Joey. Also, I think of those poor souls blacklisted from the movies back in the 50's just for merely listening to talk of socialism or communism. I was even blacklisted from teaching ESL at BYU because I wore a few dresses too short. hahaha. well all that is neither here nor there, but it's so true, if you are blacklisted, there is something they probably fear in you.
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 3:53:00 PM

    I must rate this with a top 7, Robo! Hate and discrimination are both ugly words; I cannot bring myself to relate to them. Yet they both exist and are practiced in continuation. Being a lover of the Sixties I am all for Love & Peace. There are ulterior motives behind both Hate & Discrimination. We have to be strong and stand up to them. // paul
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 3:59:00 AM

    Amazing write. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 11:19:00 PM

    Well done my friend...I have always lived by the motto of keeping your friends close and enemies closer...thought provoking
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:16:00 PM

    JS...You've written this very well. Being blacklisted can be tough. Sometimes its based on misunderstandings. There is always two sides to a story. I've come to accepted the fact that I won't be liked by everyone. That's life. Like you said...if your blacklisted because of jealousy...know that you have arrived. If it is for other reasons...try to sort it out, ask....make things right if you can. If and let live. Those who love you always will. Great avatar, by the way! Pretty wife! :)
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 9:46:00 PM

    Oh my goodness I am so head over heals for this write! Every word was amazing, so perfectly constructed, I get it, I feel it, I know the breath behind the words and the blood surrounding the bones. I so very enjoyed this one!