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The Premise

One day in late April 2006, I sat slouched at the back of my 11th grade Creative Writing class in a Bridgewood Catholic high school. As I scribbled nervously in my notebook, I seriously wondered why on Earth I had taken this class in the first place. 1,536 more words

Short Stories

Jay Z given Lavar Ball props for his Big Baller Brand

Jay Z says that he has endorsed  Lavar ball’s Big Baller brand sneakers.

Jigga said he bought 3 pairs of shoes. its cool for street cred… 108 more words

News & Current Affairs

Who knew M&Ms could wrap?

While in Toulouse, FroMan invited me to join him and his friends for supper. I had a great time. Somehow, while discussing Ramadan, multiculturalism and the pros/cons of accommodating vs assimilating vs integrating minorities into society, CAD vs Southern French weather, Trump, kizomba, sleep patterns, work, hair styling, annoying neighbors, I found myself on a rant about how Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time. 632 more words

That Time When...

Street Cred

Street Cred
by Michael Romani

To get it; to feel it
To get to the seamless real it
Punching a hole through the wind
Taking the curve around the bend

Through the end of the era of ugly
Turned back to a time of auto beauty
There is something in the art of design
Making this the muscle we refine

Multiple branding
With choices commanding
The feng shui of stream line
Taking the drive to the sunshine

Trusting in that gut instinct
Preventing the brand from going extinct
The aggressive grill is somewhat oversized
As another speed racer's ambition is realized

Street cred with its solid reputation
Returning motors to the helm of nation
But also for the global community
Pinching off that inner racer in you and me

Behind the leathered wheel
We leave behind that all too real
For a world now gone slow motion
Kicking into gear with solid state emotion

In a driver's world there is the road
Endless maps needing to unfold
To tell the story of an All American driver
A teenaged ambition for the middle aged survivor

(c) June 15, 2017  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved


Poetry And Poems

FORWARD

I am grateful for encouragers that discourage and discouragers that encourage. Thanks for having the courage to step to me. I may not always take you on, but I grateful. 295 more words

Things Trini - A Trini View

Automatic Street Cred

At all school meeting–

Boss:… and welcome to !
Student in my 1st hour Algebra 1 class: She’s cool, but she don’t play.
Boss: She doesn’t what? 34 more words

The Crumpett Files

A Mom's Guide to Street Cred

When you live with teenagers, you often hear things that you wish you didn’t. Sometimes as a mom, I hear things that I think are bad, but honestly, they really aren’t. 823 more words