Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Numba (National Poetry Writing Month poem #26)

By Daniel Paiz

The biggest challenge of national poetry writing month is the challenge to close the month out. Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Numba is definitely an OutKast track that for some reason fuels my creativity a bit more. Also, if you know the actual track title, then you might know what song intro I’m currently referring to.

That’s something that’s going to get tackled tonight. It’s important to roll with the punches when necessary. However, a lot of the times those punches are a distraction from what you are actually trying to focus on.

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Numba

Folks younger than me are stating

you’re too old to be doing this,

People older than me like Gary Vee

are saying, go and get after this shit!

it’s kinda ridiculous,

the value, not that I place on me, but rather,

the approval, the acceptance, the props from

others I and others dangle over ourselves freely.

That’s the distraction I present to myself,

that age is so important and are the checkpoints I need to meet.

When in reality, I’m having to acknowledge and accept,

that I’m not where I want to be.

Repeating the same mistakes is what has to be changed,

throw out my GM, my internal coaching staff,

and all the ones who keep repeating what I don’t need,

and prioritize the actions and ideals that led me to my goals previously.


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