They Say | Unknown Artist Captured by @ValiantFab

They say love casts out fear
but fear cast out my love.
Now I’m sitting in the rain and thinking how we fell apart.
I see you with your children and your loved one.
I’m in awe.
I’m thinking how the hell I messed that up and I’m appalled.
I thought about apologizing…
didn’t have the heart.
From time to time when we collide I don’t know where to start.
A “how you been?” seems fraudulent.
I seen it from afar
and small talk with a distant lover doesn’t mesh at all.

– D.T. Ruth

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Strong | Artwork by @Guidovanhelten Captured by @Jacmoo.

You used to tell me to be strong.
Be wary cuz things go wrong.
Never worry. Stay real and live long.

But you never prepared me to lose you.
Now I’m looking, I’m desperate to find truth.
Now I’m tripping.
Conflicted.
I might lose
my mind.
Try to flip it.
I fidget.
Tears run down my eyes.
You don’t care.
Not a tidbit.
You were a passerby.
Tell me,
do you have feelings?
Are you just made of lies?
– Daniel Steez

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Flight | Artwork by @Sipros_sipros Captured by @Kaotik954

I’m just gonna take flight,
make a couple million,
make sure mama’s alright.
Break a milli down and make a flip like old times.
But this is much different. Now I got a new life.
The dreams are much bigger. And I got a new wife.
She got me feeling like a hero and I wanna do right
by her, by me, and everyone in sight.
I just hope I got it in me. I just hope that I could fight through the ego and the pain and the glory and the strife.

– D.T. Ruth

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Put Up A Fight | Artwork by @Panzone_art Captured by @Valiantfab

I just put up a fight in this thing we call life.
I put my own money down. And I try. And I try.
And I fail and I fall. But I’m never defeated.
I’m always getting back up and toward the source of grievance
until I rip it apart and get it out of my life.
I was doomed from the start but was ahead of my time.
They only pick up to call when they see that you’re flying
but they scramble like roaches the second stars ain’t aligning.

– D.T. Ruth

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Eyes | Artwork by @Bryan_itch, @_Bailer, and @Sleekone87 Captured by @Finehood

I looked into her eyes and told her, “baby you’re the one”
as she looked into the sky and wondered why I lie so much.
I don’t know why.
I don’t know why I lied so much.
But she took flight.
She left to find an honest one
who won’t cause fights.
And now she’s doing quite fine.
A couple kids, knee high.
It makes me feel alright
to see her shine so bright.
To see her find her light.
To see her mine her plight
and get gold from the ashes of the past. My life
will never be the same since we crashed those bikes.
There ain’t nothing we could do but respect Father Time.
Respect Father Time.
– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @bryan_itch, @_bailer, and @sleekone87.

Captured by #GullySteez contributor @finehood in Richmond.

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Padlocked |Artwork by @Lecogoyote Captured by @Tag_pdx

I’m tryna get inside her mind
but I think that it’s padlocked.
She’s talking pretty wild sometimes
and she says that I’m bad luck.

And I know that she’s doubting me.
But I guess that it’s fine to me
cuz I’m not built for salaries.
I’m working just to boss up.

And she don’t need to get that.
But she should just respect that.
I’m who I am. No take backs.
No shame. No games. No fake friends.
I’m gone.
– Daniel Steez

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Mandatory | Artwork by @Nilsrva Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

She’s looking back at me and I can’t really quite decide if I want to walk up to her or run so I could hide. But damn. I got this feeling when she looked into my eyes. I want her. And I need her. Need to know if she’s inclined… I can not live another day without knowing her name.
It’s mandatory that we talk.
I hope she feels the same.
Just looking at her face I see some glimpses of the pain
that I’ll eclipse with love until we’re dead and in our graves.

– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @Nilsrva.

Captured by #GullySteez family member @Pixelatedstreets.

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