John Ackerman


Take It Easy - Poem by John Ackerman

How long will it take for you to see
Life is just an illusion, it's gonna pass eventually
The flesh is just a lie
Eventually you're gonna die
But your soul will live on
Rejoice in this don't mourn
God made you to die
It's why you were born
Last night GOD spoke to me
Your pain will end soon, so brother don't worry
This world will soon pass
None of this is gonna last
But the word of GOD will live on
From the dusk till the dawn, on, on and on
He said pity the living, not the dead
I replied back to him
I meant no disrespect and this is what I said
Imma hold my head high and do my part until the end

So make this life easy
This life is just a lie
Soon you're gonna die
So why you killin him for
He's just another brother, another lost soul
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy

Sister and brothers on streets
Instead of helping them get on their feats
We're worrying about ourselves
It's an endless cycle
man's just looking out for himself
It seems clear to me
That nobody is free
Rich, white, black or poor you're all the same to me
Trapped in a prison ruled by money
Don't you think it's funny
Endless numbers and papers rules us
We'll never be happy
It's not a mystery
The world is falling apart
I want it to end already, when will it start
Until then I guess I'm going to do my part
So while you're here just make this life easy

So make this life easy
This life is just a lie
Soon you're gonna die
So why you killin him for
He's just another brother, another lost soul
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy
Just make this life easy

Topic(s) of this poem: love and art, peace day, rap

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Take It Easy by John Ackerman

  • (12/21/2017 6:23:00 PM)

    I didn't like how it said DIE in every stanza, please fix that problem for little ones that may come on. Thank You and have a Very Merry Christmas! ! ! Go be with your family. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2017 6:20:00 PM)

    I don't like how it said DIE in every stanza. Please fix that. Thank You and have a Merry Christmas (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/21/2017 7:26:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the song TAKE IT EASY popularized by EAGLES... You may visit my HEARTACHES WILL NEVER LAST, TAKE TIME TO THINK, and BECAUSE I LOVE HER.... Thanks..👍 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017



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