Stevens Cadet, is an American Author, Poet, Lacrosse Player and Businessman from Elmont, New York
1992-2011: Early life and career beginnings
Stevens was born in Long Island, New York, on August 6th,1992. He is the only boy out of five siblings. He's an outstanding athlete who played Football, Lacrosse, Cross-Country and Track and Field at Elmont Memorial High School.
He went on to receive a scholarship to play Lacrosse at The University of DC
Stevens started writing poetry at the age of nine, when his cousin (Gregory Leonard) showed him the basics of imagery, expressing feelings and rhyme. Inspired mostly by rapper/poet Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, Stevens developed an early passion for painting great scenery and making people feel connected to him through his words. He also enjoyed the music genre of Neo - Soul.
By age ten, he was making poems for all his friends at his Elementary School to give to their significant others on Valentine's Day. It was a local tradition for kids to pay Stevens to write them poems.
When he entered his Junior-Senior High School Elmont Memorial, Stevens had some difficultly staying focused in his classes. He spent most of his time creating poems out of the lectures given by his teachers. His teachers would see numerous poems written in his notebook, on his desk, napkins and whatever else he could fit words on. Realizing this, after speaking with the other teachers, his English teacher, worked with him and made him submit his poetry to her as assignments. After a few weeks, Stevens' writing level and poetic ability at a young age became a faculty cafeteria topic of discussion. Many were moved by the topics he chose to write about at a young age of 12 years old. His English teacher started entering his work in the school paper poetry contest without his knowledge. His talents were quickly recognized as he won his very first contest for his poem called 'Lyfe'. He also competed in an Apollo night event in 2009 at Hofstra University where he won first place. He has participated in many open mics in New York City, Coral Springs, Florida, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY and at his College(s) .
Today, Stevens still writes poetry in his spare time as he has developed a passion for Nanotechnology, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He is widely considered 'The Black Tesla' of our time
'May the Art we paint with our Hearts live forever'
May the Art we paint with our hearts live forever
The only one's who say money is not the root of all evil Are the one's whose printing it
We couldn't fly but falling for each other felt like we learned how to glide
You Love the type of guys that make you stable Yet these chills down your spine leaves you unbalanced & enabled
Change the world or die trying not to let it change you
In a World full of antics. You make being real feel like Magic
I used to be a used too
But never got used too
Letting the things that attract some be the only route I used too
Reach the goals to help my Mother
And allow my little sister to see the values of a women.
Dark days brought me stardom.
Father died but never did I mourn in,
All the responsibilities that quickly stormed in.
Never took excuses, I'm part in
The select few that let dreams form in
Reality while haters sleep.
Sending congratulations to my old coaches & danger receivers see
Who helped me be closer to what Stevie seen.
A dime & a dream, yet I lost it on the way
Cause no trust can take away any love you think you may
Have so I'm on path where I never hope for that
Funny how many I coulda stashed cause I keep um last
Yet other priorities I valued fast;
Don't wanna be known for what the Lord gave me
But for what I ceased in a door that only had a crease
That was enough to guarantee
Only what my birth giver foreseen.
Hoping that the Lord agrees,
All other opinions debris.
Coming with this poetry,
Got my heart fatigued.
Can you notice through the speech really how deep...
Can I help you see?
When the pen becomes the key & every life trial through others C.C.'d
The intellect turned Earth Seas into my ink and now conscious thought is extinct
Because the second blink manifested reality from what I think
Keeping my mind in sync & closer to a link
Of being on a brink.... To nothing that I'm used too.
Look at what wondering does.
Everybody you knew saying damm look how you grew.
So it's rest in peace to yesterday.....
Cause I woke up to a better me