Rudy Francisco – “My Honest Poem”



November 12, 2012: Rudy Francisco features at Beltway Poetry Slam and performs “My Honest Poem”

Beltway Poetry Slam at The Fridge
516 8th Street SE, Washington, DC

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I was born on July 27th, I hear that makes me a Leo
I don’t really know what that means
I’m 5 foot 6… and a half. I weigh a hundred and forty-five pounds
I don’t know how to swim, and I’m a sucker for a girl with a nice smile
And clean sneakers

I’m still learning how to whisper
I’m often loud in places where I should be quiet
I’m often quiet in places where I should be loud
I was born feet first and I’ve been backwards ever since

I like ginger ale… a lot.
I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs
People say that it feels like I’m trying to escape
Sometimes it’s because I am, and secretly I get really nervous
Every time someone gets close enough to hear me breathe
I have this odd fascination with things like sand castles and ice sculptures
I assume it’s because I usually find myself dedicating time to things
That will only last a few moments
That’s also why I tend to fall in love with women
Who would never love me back
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually much easier than it seems
And to be honest, I think it’s safer that way
See relationships, they often remind me that I’m not afraid of heights or falling
But I’m scared of what’s gonna happen
The moment that my body hits the ground
I’m clumsy. Yesterday, I tripped over my self-esteem
I landed on my pride and it shattered like an iPhone with a broken face
Now I can’t even tell who’s trying to give me a compliment

I’ve never been in the military, but I have this Purple Heart
I got it from beating myself up over things I can’t fix
I know it sounds weird but sometimes,
I wonder what my bed sheets say about me when I’m not around
I wonder what the curtains would do if they found out
About all the things that I’ve done behind their backs
I’ve got a hamper that’s overflowing with really, really loud mistakes
And a graveyard in my closet, I’m afraid that if I let you see my skeletons
You’ll grind my bones into powder and get high on my fault lines

Hi, my name is Rudy
I enjoy frozen yogurt, people watching
And laughing for absolutely no reason at all
But I don’t allow myself to cry as often as I need to
I have solar-powered confidence, I have a battery-operated smile
My hobbies include editing my life story, hiding behind metaphors
And trying to convince my shadow that I’m someone worth following
I don’t know much, but I do know this
I know that heaven is full of music
I know God listens to my heart beat on his iPod
It reminds him that we still got work to do.

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34 thoughts on “Rudy Francisco – “My Honest Poem”

  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    This is a written transcript of "My Honest Poem" by Rudy Francisco. This is a public service, and I am in no way claiming any association with this artist, this YouTube video, or this YouTube channel. Forgive how long it is, but this is the way that I write lyrics for my spoken word poetry music videos about mental health awareness and various other topics on my own YouTube channel. Enjoy! 💓

    "-I was born on July 27th,
    -I hear that makes me a Leo.
    -I don't really know what that means.
    -I'm 5 foot 6… and a half,
    -I weigh a hundred and forty-five pounds,
    -I don't know how to swim,
    -and I'm a sucker for a girl with a nice smile.
    -And clean sneakers.
    -I'm still learning how to whisper.
    -I'm often loud in places where I should be quiet,
    -I'm often quiet in places where I should be loud.
    -I was born feet first and I've been backwards ever since.
    -I like ginger ale… a lot.
    -I've been told that I give really bad hugs.
    -People say that it feels like I'm trying to escape.
    -Sometimes it's because I am, 
    -nd secretly I get really nervous every time someone gets close enough to hear me breathe.
    -I have this odd fascination with things like sand castles and ice sculptures.
    -I assume it's because I usually find myself dedicating time to things that will only last a few moments.
    -That's also why I tend to fall in love with women who would never love me back.
    -I know it sounds crazy, but it's actually much easier than it seems,
    -And to be honest, I think it's safer that way.
    -See, relationships, they often remind me that I'm not afraid of heights or falling,
    -But I'm scared of what's gonna happen the moment that my body hits the ground.
    -I'm clumsy.
    -Yesterday, I tripped over my self-esteem,
    -I landed on my pride and it shattered like an iPhone with a broken face.
    -Now I can't even tell who's trying to give me a compliment.
    -I've never been in the military, but I have this Purple Heart,
    -I got it from beating myself up over things I can't fix.
    -I know it sounds weird but sometimes,
    -I wonder what my bed sheets say about me when I'm not around.
    -I wonder what the curtains would do if they found out about all the things that I've done behind their backs.
    -I've got a hamper that's overflowing with really, really loud mistakes,
    -And a graveyard in my closet,
    -I'm afraid that if I let you see my skeletons
    -You'll grind my bones into powder and get high on my fault lines.
    -Hi, my name is Rudy.
    -I enjoy frozen yogurt, people watching,
    -And laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
    -But I don't allow myself to cry as often as I need to,
    -I have solar-powered confidence,
    -I have a battery-operated smile.
    -My hobbies include editing my life story, hiding behind metaphors,
    -And trying to convince my shadow that I'm someone worth following.
    -I don't know much, but I do know this:
    -I know that heaven is full of music.
    -I know God listens to my heart beat on his iPod.
    -It reminds him that we still got work to do."

    **This is not meant to infringe upon Rudy's work. I've met him a few times when we both competed at the same national competitions, and he's a very nice and generous person, so I'm sure he wouldn't see it that way.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    Being forced to do an "honest poem" in class xd. Im not that good at poetry!

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    " I've never been in a military, but I have this purple heart. I got it from beating myself over things I can't fix." faq shit faq shit this resonates well with me.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    You're brilliant, dude. God is shining out through your eyes, your honesty, and your voice. Don't ever quit.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    I usually find myself dedicating time to things that will only last a few moments. Now that struck me.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    I was born feet first and same height 🙂
    This gave me shivers and I can connect on so many things. 

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    It is incredible how you capture something that you can't put into words. A feeling that everyone knows and has experienced but can't explain. Yet you do it so justly; it's absolutely mesmerising.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    You have inspired me like no other today. I'm very blessed to have found your videos.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    This man is beautiful and he speaks the words that get caught in my throat and in the tangles of my synapses.

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