Daily Prompt: Provoke

via Daily Prompt: Provoke

I told you to stop

You kept going

Now you pushed me to the edged

But I gave warning

Now it’s my fault when I came to you

Made known that there was a problem

I see what you are doing but I’m willing to comprise the unknowing

Let’s reach a form of agreement

This thing has to stop

Instead you run and tell others so they can beware

Beware of who? Me

Now you tell a narrative

Sowing seeds of confusion and discord

Spreading rumors and lies

Covering the truth, for your own demise

Everytime I walk past you, I can see proof

You’re guilty and on edge

You know that you messed up

So you have Intel keeping a close eye on me

You’re always doing something that you have no business doing

You strike first, hoping that I feel your raft

But you see that I’m stronger than that and it does nothing to me

Now you’re left wondering, questioning what I am thinking about

What are my plans and strategies

When will I strike back

Please, get over yourself

You need not to worry

I told you face to face

I have nothing more to say and we have nothing to talk about

You’re concerned with something, someone that does not concern you

Things are out of place, and you’re out of place too

As for me life moves on

But I wish you well in all of your endeavors

You pushed me to the edge

You pushed me off the cliff

You don’t realize this, my anger is checked

But I must admit

You provoked me

You provoked me to chase my future

A future that I refuse to miss

-Keyshaun Collins






Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

2 comments on “Daily Prompt: Provoke

  1. For a moment I thought it was a friendship or relationship turned sour.

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  2. Jackelene Torres

    I like how you spun provoke into something positive. Sometimes life provokes us in mysterious and negative ways and that is what comes to mind when I think of provoke. I didn’t think provoke as something or someone pushing you- setting someone up for greatness.


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