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

Dope work by an unknown artist (please put us on) captured by #GullySteez contributor @valiantfab in New York.

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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

Amazing artwork by @guidovanhelten captured by #GullySteez contributor @jacmoo.

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Ten Toes | Artwork by @Jleedraws

Baby, I’m fine. Here I stand. Ten toes.
And you could be mine but you got no goals.
And I don’t got time to define our roles.
I just want a little love and your pot ‘o gold.
Don’t crack. Baby, please don’t fold.
It’s gun’ take a little time to confide my woes.
I’ma hit your line when I find more dough.

You always say you’re through but it’s all fo’ show.

I take you to your highs when you’re feeling low.
I just want the proof that you’re mine alone.
– D.T. Ruth

Gully artwork by #GullySteez Family Member @jleedraws.

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Learn | Artwork by @Mateutarga Captured by @Estorninos1

All I gave was love but I got nothing in return.
My heart was trampled. I was broken.
I was left to learn.

I was left to mourn reading letters from the past.
Tryna stay the course with my mind running outta gas.

But there’s nothing that can stop me. And you didn’t take my soul so I figure I would make it to spite you and all your blows.

Put you in the rearview mirror.
Now I’m focused on the present.
Now I read some books to build my wealth
and clearly you ain’t present.

– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @mateutarga captured by #GullySteez contributor @estorninos1 in Barcelona.

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Together | Artwork by @Dface_official Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

We belong together. I know this. For sho’ it’s
been a mighty long time and I’m hella nervous
but I think it’s time since our love’s hotter than a furnace.
I promise I’ll provide cuz you’re deserving.
Baby, you don’t tarnish.
You’re always golden
garnished with a side of emotion.
Outspoken.
I just need your love.
Need your mind.
Want your body.
And you don’t need your clothes where we’re going.
Just come find me.

– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @dface_official that was captured by #GullySteez contributor @pixelatedstreets in Seattle.

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Visions |Artwork by @Sillysullys Captured by @Finehood

Since I left you I can’t lie I’m feeling blue.
It’s for the best, boo,
but I didn’t want to choose.
Now I’m haunted by the visions of your body against mine
and I really can’t decipher if I miss you or my mind
is playing tricks on me to try and make me press rewind.
I see you vividly like almost every single night
but that’s just in my dreams and those are things I just can’t fight.
I wonder why?
– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @sillysullys that was captured by #GullySteez contributor @finehood.

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[Sketchaholics] Bugs Bunny Winner @ArtGomez14

We’d like to congratulate @ArtGomez14 for being the merit-based champion for our “Bugs Bunny” Sketchaholics theme.

Two fun facts about our champion:

1) The homie is from Clifton, New Jersey.
2) Favorite food is a tie between Thai & Indian.

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For those of you unaware, Sketchaholics is our themed monthly art contest.

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