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Life as a Thug: Raw and Real Poems


Hustle, Struggle, Survive: Thug Poems on the Realities of Life

Welcome to 1LovePoems, where we bring you a range of thought-provoking and impactful poems about life. But, here’s the twist – we’re focusing on the world of thug poetry this time around. That’s right, we’re serving up some realness, coupled with a hint of humor to keep you engaged. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from the gritty realities of street life to the bitter-sweet lessons of love. It’s time to buckle up and dive into the world of thug poetry – you won’t regret it.

Short Poems

1. “Survival”
Living in the streets,
Where the concrete meets my feet,
I fight to survive each day.

2. “Hustle”
Money comes and goes,
But the hustle never slows,
Gotta grind to provide.

3. “Struggle”
On the come-up I grind,
Through the hardships undefined,
Struggling to make it mine.

4. “Resilience”
Getting knocked down low,
But I stand up and still glow,
My resilience shows.

Medium Poems

1. “Streets of Struggle”

Every day in these streets life’s a hustle
Trying to stay afloat in a vicious tussle
Money is the motivation, the struggle’s real
Walking on eggshells, fear you can feel

Everyone’s got a story, pain they carry
Some hustle for food, some for a Ferrari
Blood, sweat, and tears we sacrifice
Our youth, dreams, and sanity pay the price

But we still walk with our heads held high
Some call us thugs, we still try
To make it in this world that’s so rough
Sometimes it feels like we’re not enough

But we keep on pushing, never give in
Our scars tell the stories of where we’ve been
The streets of struggle, we call home
For that’s the only life we’ve ever known

2. “Hustling Hearts”

From the trenches we rise
Our hearts filled with hopes and lies
Slumdog millionaires, we are
Living life like we’re already a star

Our hustling hearts beat to a different tune
Our dreams, our visions, they make us immune
To the struggles that the world brings forth
We sharpen our blades, to meet our foes head-on, of course

We are fighters, soldiers, and poets
Our words cut deep and hit the targets
Our bodies and minds, they may be torn
But our dreams and hearts, forever reborn

So, hail to our hustling hearts
The life we have lived, truly art
Our journey, it may be tough
But each day is a chance, never enough

3. “The Struggle Within”

The hardest battle is not without
But the one that rages on our doubt
The fight against the demons inside
Fighting to keep our spirits alive

The scars of our past, they never fade
They haunt and torment, a masquerade
We’re forced to wear, day by day
Our struggles, our pain, they’re here to stay

But it’s in the darkest of the night
When we find the strength to fight
The demons within that tear us apart
We find the light to heal our hearts

For that’s the price we pay for life
The struggle within, we have to survive
We may stumble, we may fall
But we will rise, above it all

Our hearts may be bruised and battered
But our souls, they can never be shattered
For within us beats the heart of a fighter
And that’s what makes us all survivors.

Long Poems

Life in the Gutter

In the streets where we dwell
Where dreams of success are not well
Life’s cold and the streets are hot
Where tough guys give it all they’ve got

In this place full of struggle and strife
We’ve seen the pains of street life
We’re like boxes where life hits hard
We learn to adapt and raise our guard

In the ghetto where the pride never fades
Where bad decisions come like serenades
Our world is a jungle of different folks
We learn to be strong and not to choke

We live in danger, but we stay on our feet
Like a lion, we roam the streets
We keep our distance, but not our heart
We try our best from the very start

The risks here are high, but we still take them
The rush of adrenaline is what we make them
The heartbeats are fast, the moments are slow
We take the chances, and we just go

We know the rules and the codes of the land
We know who has the upper hand
We are the prisoners of the street life
We’ve learned to cope, we’ve learned to survive

Yet, deep down, we have a dream
Of getting out of this ugly scene
We hope for change, we hope for peace
We pray for a life, where the pain will cease

Until then, we roam these streets
With nothing but our fierce feats
For we are the warriors of the gutter
Living through life’s holy slaughter.

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