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Some Call Us Weeds

from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1 by Nhojj



I was walking on the sidewalk and noticed plants had cracked the concrete pavement... it struck me how these little plants (weeds) had managed to break through something that seemed unbreakable...


Definition – a weed is a wild plant growing where it is not wanted, in competition with cultivated plants.

Some may call us weed
Dispensing new toxins to suffocate us. Yet still…
We are here

Others may call us weed
Devising new methods to eradicate us. Yet still…
We grow

Some may point at us and exclaim “weed”
Simply refusing to see us
Our possibility, our dignity, our beauty. Yet still…
We flourish

They may hire men (and women) to pull us out
Cursing under their breaths at our presence
So near well manicured lawns. Yet still…
We thrive, overcoming each new attempt against our well being.

See like weeds we find nourishment where none is supposed to exist. Like weeds, we are resilient because we grew up in environments where nothing was supposed to grow. In fact I’ve even seen weeds break through and crack layers of concrete in search of the sun.

So it’s ok if some call us weeds. When it’s all said and done, when the structures erected are abandoned and forgotten, left to disintegrate. What do you think you’ll find growing wild and free? Weeds


from Nhojj Poetry Vol. 1, track released July 8, 2017
Written & performed by Nhojj


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Nhojj Orlando, Florida

Singer/songwriter and poet wading through the rivers of R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae.

My intention is to create sonic spaces where you can experience yourself through the lens of love and acceptance.

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