common- 'the light'


i never knew a love... a love like this. gotta be something for me to write this. queen, i ain't seen you in a minute. wrote this letter, and finally decided to send it. signed, sealed, delivered for us to grow together. love has no limit, let's spin it slow forever. i know your heart is weathered by what studs did to you... i ain't gon' assault them 'cause i probably did it too. because of you, feelings i handle with care. some niggas recognize your light, but they can't handle the glare. you know i ain't the type to walk around with matching shirts. a relationship is effort, i will match your work. i wanna be the one who makes you happiest and hurts you the most. they say the end is near, it's important that we're close— to the most high. regardless of what happens, on Him let's rely.

it's important we communicate and tune the fate of this union to the right pitch. i never call you my bitch, or even my boo. it's so much in a name, it's so much more in you. few understand the union of woman and man, and sex and a tingle is where they assuming it land. but that's fly by night. for you, in the sky i write. in these cold Chi night's, moon, you my light. if heaven had a height, you would be that tall. ghetto to coffee shop, in you, i see that all. let's stick to understanding and we won't fall. for better or worse times, i hope to me you call. so i pray, everyday, more than anything, friends we'll stay as we begin to lay— this foundation for a family. love ain't simple. why can't it be? anything worth having, you work at annually. granted we've known each other for some time, it don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine.

it's kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop and i can catch you in the mix from beauty to thrift shop. plus you shit pop when it's time to, thinking you fresh. suggestin' beats i should rhyme to. at times when i'm lost, i try to find you. you know to give me space when it's time to. my heart's dictionary defines you it's love and happiness. truthfully, it's hard tryna practice abstinence. the time we committed love, it was real good. had to be for me to arrive, and it still feel good. i know the sex ain't gon keep you, but as my equal, it's how i must treat you. as my reflection of light, imma lead you. and whatever's right, imma feed you.

*d'ga da d'ga da d'ga da d'ga d'ga duh da*

yo, i'll tell you the rest when i see you. 


— Common


Common really wrote a love letter, made it rhyme, made it eloquent and made it a classic. a goat forreal. love brings about some beautiful things. i wanna inspire and be inspired like this.

- I.E.