Rueful Realizations

    - Valid

    Rueful Realizations

    I am afraid

    Of leaving this life scarred and scathed.

    How boring, bizarre and safe.

    I need to start emboldening the brave.

    I am ashamed

    To be named

    Tartaglia and behave as I do.

    When’s the overall purpose ‘spose to guide you?

    I must continue to give you a clue.

    I have secrets and here is the truth,

    Italian roots make me think you a mook.

    Perfecting my poetry; this flow is no fluke.

    V-Money makes Valid look funny.

    High school; talking getting every honey

    This is a letter from me,

    To you before I bid adieu…

    This final verse is deliberate

    to prove that I’m not illiterate.

    This gutsy glock obliterate

    The current life I was living.

    Until today I thought life was unforgiving.


    • Twenty two years old with too much experience when it comes to hardship. I've used both music and poetry to shine light to the darkness that I've endured. For nine years I've written and recorded rap lyrics. Now working with New Theory to provide you with reality rhymes within BalladsbyValid's poetry.