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

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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

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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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An Air of Love | Artwork by @JasonNaylor Captured by @Catscoffeecreativity

It seems like love is in the air.
It seems to ripple everywhere.
It comes in waves. It comes in droves.
It came for me but you don’t care.
It seemed like love was in the air
the day we met. I met your stare.
You told me peace. I told you love
but nothing ever happened there.
I just think love is never fair.
It takes from you and never shares.
We pay for views into affairs of things we can’t really compare
just lusting for a breath of air.
I want you here and never there.
If only I could find a pair
I’d tell you now and face my fear.
– @Daniel.Steez

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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

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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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