Yo Little Brother

Yo Little Brother

by Brother Dash

Yo, Yo, little brother

What you out here tryin’ to discover?

Yo, Yo, little brother…

Yo little bro. Hold up Slow your roll

I’m no prophet or scholar but I’ve heard and I’ve told

Now grab onto this moment it’s a rare precious jewel

Created by pain, love, truth, wisemen and fools

I’ve gotten postcards from hell, telegrams from Jibril

Lived a comedy of errors, dreamed tragedy surreal

And I see where you’re headed and I’ve been down that road

Where the essence of self is bought, traded and sold

It may look shiny and smooth but around that there bend

Is a broken heart, a poisoned soul, and a buck-toothed Jinn

And that road ain’t no joke it twists Serpentine

And as you walk through the weeds it’s your heart that’s entwined

Yo, Yo little brother

What you out here tryin’ to discover?

Yo, Yo little brother…

Little brother I love you, you’re like the blood in my veins

But your cuttin’ and slicin’s causin’ Me and you pain

I got interest in your soul I want these words to be gold

And when I’m gone please say you heard every word that I told

Live in this world like a stranger, Sleep on the couch

Walk towards the light, So that your limbs will vouch

That at 2 in the mornin’ you wasn’t sleepin’ or creepin’

You was standin’ in qiyam prayin’ tahajud with your fam

Or maybe even listenin’ to poetry by Brother Dasham!

Yo, Yo little brother

What you out here tryin’ to discover?

Yo, Yo little brother…

Look I ain’t preachin’ or teachin’ I’m reachin’ I’m sharin’

My chest to your chest so you can FEEL that I’m carin’

If believers are mirrors of each other’s state

Then take my biography build and create

I want for your soul what I want for myself

A place of sakeenah, some spiritual health

And it ain’t in a bottle, a spliff or a song

And it aint in this world where right becomes wrong

And it ain’t even simple like “read this hadith”

“It slices and dices, gives you shiny white teeth!”

And just like some poems your path may not rhyme

And the length is uncertain but it lasts a lifetime

And when you remember I hope there’s one thing you kept

That commitment is small it starts with one little step

Yo, Yo little brother

What you out here tryin’ to discover?

Yo, Yo little brother

Let’s go home and pray with one another!

©2006 Dasham K. Brookins

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