Random Thoughts By Bassey...

Nov 14

Because of Reasons. Because of Reasons.


I’m not a Jill Scott fan but this is one of my favorite songs in the world and it is singing my life right now. It’s on repeat because of reasons and has now become the ringtone of the reason so that when the phone rings, I’ll be reminded and I won’t answer. 



Slowly surely, 
I walk away from 
that old desperate and dazed love 
caught up in the maze of love 
the crazy craze of love 
thought it was good 
thought it was real 
thought it was 
but it wasn’t love 

I just don’t know 
Where i should go 
So 
Slowly surely 
I walk away from 
self-serving 
undeserving 
constantly hurting me love 
deserting me love 
you said, I said, we said 
but 

Slowly surely 
I walk away from 
confusing love 
misusing love 
abusing love 
this can’t be 

Slowly surely 
I walk away from 
self serving 
undeserving 
constantly hurting me love 

I just don’t know 
where I should go 
No 
I just don’t know 
know, know, know 
Where I should go 
so 

Slowly surely 
I walk away from 
that old desperate and dazed love 
caught up in the maze of love 
the crazy craze of love 

thought it was good 
thought it was real 
thought it was 
but it wasn’t love 

I just don’t know where to go 
So 

Slowly surely 
I walk away from 
I walk away from 
Slowly surely 
I walk away from love 
Oh 
slowlyy, surely one step at a time 
but surely 
I will pass the old love aside 
and love me 
slowly, 
surely I walk away from 
slowly surely I walk away from desperating love 
caught up in the maze love 
crazy crazy craze of love 
slowly surely, I walk away from [repeat 5 times]
Slooooooowly Suuuuuuurely, slowly surely

oddballsdontbounce:

oddballsdontbounce:

http://wellandoftenpress.com/book/the-life-and-times-of-susie-knuckles
and also please come to the book release party and hang out and meet my mother and buy a book in person!
Thursday, November 15th 6pm-7:30pm
Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New York, NY)
performances by:Aziza BarnesKa’Mone FelixTahani SalahKeziah NiambiJoshua BennettSafia Elhillo/Susie Knuckles/Ethnic Bethanie/Frida Cashflow/etc etc$7 for students, $10 general admission 
make it facebook official :) [RSVP]

tomorrow tomorrow I love you tomorrow :) :)

oddballsdontbounce:

oddballsdontbounce:

http://wellandoftenpress.com/book/the-life-and-times-of-susie-knuckles

and also please come to the book release party and hang out and meet my mother and buy a book in person!

Thursday, November 15th 6pm-7:30pm

Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New York, NY)

performances by:
Aziza Barnes
Ka’Mone Felix
Tahani Salah
Keziah Niambi
Joshua Bennett
Safia Elhillo/Susie Knuckles/Ethnic Bethanie/Frida Cashflow/etc etc


$7 for students, $10 general admission 

make it facebook official :) [RSVP]

tomorrow tomorrow I love you tomorrow :) :)

(Source: oddballsdontbounce, via oddballsdontbounce)

Nov 11

“Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.” — Paulo Coehlo (via loveyourchaos)

(Source: johnerick, via graham-bailey)

Nov 09

If Romney won Roe Vs. Wade, Planned Parenthood, Marriage equality, social programs for the poor etc. etc. etc…. these things would have been done away with. That’s a reason to be upset. With Obama, you get the same black guy you got before… again.  The same one. you know? From before? The one that didn’t make the country implode. The one that killed Osama Bin Laden (Shit y’all were so amped to happen). The one that ended one war and has set plans to end another. Is he perfect? No. But he’s not the fucking anti-christ, you doucheheads. Just say you don’t like the guy and stop acting like you just voted in the Sith. I don’t know what a Sith is but I’m pretty sure people say they are bad guys. Let me use something I’m familiar with stop acting like you voted the Backstreet Boys over NSYNC. :) 

In conclusion, Shut the fuck up now. Just stop. 

Like this.
What the fuck??? Do they really believe this shit? You lived thorough 8 years of GWB you can survive 4 more years of OBama, you overdramatic pile of hair. 

Like this.

What the fuck??? Do they really believe this shit? You lived thorough 8 years of GWB you can survive 4 more years of OBama, you overdramatic pile of hair. 

(Source: whitepeoplemourningromney)

The White People Mourning Romney tumblr was funny for like a day and then it started to get really sad. Then it started to get really depressing. Then it started to get really disgusting. 

I’m so glad I don’t know these people or anyone like them. 

[video]

Nov 08

whitepeoplemourningromney:

Basically, dude is looking for a way out of this engagement and Romney gave him one. “Yeah, baby I’m scares too… we should call the wedding off coz how can we get straight married when Obama is making everybody get gay married to aborted babies? It’s just not right. So when can I get the ring back?”

Nov 06

(Source: barackobama, via obamarama)

Nov 05

I became a US Citizen in January of this year. Tomorrow is my first time voting in a Presidential election. I can not tell you how incredibly honored and humbled I am to have this experience. Say what you will about the process and the campaigns, all I know is that people who looked like me died and were beaten for this right. I will use it every single time I can. Long after Obama is no longer an option, I will participate in this process. I sat on the sidelines for years, frustrated and angry and unable to do anything. You can think what you want. I know my vote counts. My vote counts because I make it count, because it means something to me, because it’s more than just who wins the Presidency (Though that’s important) but also about who controls my local government and whether or not people I love are allowed to marry the people that THEY love. It matters. It counts. Obama/Biden2012 (if you vote for Romney then it doesn’t count. :P)

Nov 02

warsan is elsewhere.: holding out holding on -

warsanshire:

on the phone to my friend one night i asked what if i made him up? what if he doesn’t exist?

months later my mother sees me sitting quietly on the stairs of our home and says macaanto, if you exist, then he exists.

i visit my father and we drink tea in his small apartment. when i’m about…

Jesus. I love her. 

Oct 31

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To the Left of Ordinary: Requiem: Dear YouBy Bassey Ikpi Dear You, The universe has finally... -

confessionsinprose:

Requiem: Dear You

By Bassey Ikpi

Dear You,
The universe has finally granted your wish
You are free and no longer encumbered by the weight of my love
I was waiting for the last ray of sunshine to hit the earth’s surface before I buried our union
and somewhere it is midnight
and somewhere it…

Jesus! Where are you people finding these poems?? I haven’t seen this in ages! I thought I lost it like 6 laptops ago. Thank you. 

Oct 29

“Here’s to the horrible flirters, the ones who feel something but don’t feel the need to let the other person know. The ones who steal glances, but never kisses… the ones who would if they were given a signal, but have never been good at sign language. The sweaty palms, the nervous smiles, the silence that begs for innuendo. Here’s to the movies that aren’t there to be watched… the food that grows cold as it sits there waiting for you to make a move. To first dates that leave everyone involved in the dark. To hugs goodbye and confused looks heading back to the car. To everyone that, if flirtation were a disease, would be immunized by their own overthinking and underaction… To US!” —

—A toast to all my fellow awkward folks… #Cheers (via harlemink)

I loved this.