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Act Like It, Dude*

November 23rd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dude, stop.

The girl is fwine, man.

No typo.

That’s wine with an eff in front of it.

Not fine.

That means not sick.

This girl is sick.


So why we acting, like she isn’t?

Just going to stand there with a dime on your arm.

Looking like you got change to spare.

Not smiling.

Acting like she’s cool.

She don’t need no public displays of affection.

She ain’t even into that anyway.

Yeah, okay.

Better hold her hand, dude.

Do something, dude.

Before she start acting like she ain’t into that with some other dude.

Hold her damn hand, man.

Better yet.

Do more.

Kiss her.

Not to sound like Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.

Kiss the girl.



She’s yours ain’t she?

Kiss her then.

It ain’t like I’m saying, F*ck her.

F*ck her in private.

Kiss her in public.

On street corners.

Subway platforms.

And movie theater lines.

Do it old school.

Straight sixth-grade-just-started-getting-tongue-action age.

Especially when the girl looks like yours.

Especially when she’s looking at me the way she is right now.

Right behind your back.


Still using excuses like you were never raised in a house where affection was shown.

You also were raised in a house where no one had a college degree.

Now look at you?

You have a degree.

And a fine a** woman.

A little tip I learned after college.

After we graduate, we get the job.

But it still takes work to keep the girl.

Some real work.

No half-steppin.


Go all the way in these streets.

Put in that work, dude.

Kiss the girl.

Hold her hand.

Wrap your arms around her.


Do something with her.

Let everybody see it.

Pay no attention to any of the hate.

You have love.

Act like it, dude.


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  • Capri

    Who know you wrote poetry as well?! Which begs the question: your book is coming out when? lol
    This is a nice poem; men (and women) focus on acquiring the “resume builders” (i.e the college degree, well-paying job) that when it comes to things that are pure emotional driven (i.e love/relationships) we get lost in translation, and simply acts of affection become the most daunting task.
    Sidenote: your music reviews/suggestions are amazing! I’m an official fan of Kenderick Lamar now! So my final comment is to keep giving music suggestions!

  • Myrna

    There is nothing as romantic as holding hands walking down the street.
    I re-discovered this just the other day 🙂

  • Jess

    Reminds me of the song “The power that kisses hold” by Eric Roberson..I love the post though, made me smile 🙂

  • Anike Love

    Thank you! These dudes (and some dudettes) with their PDA aversion talking about it messes up their walk. Puh-lease! I think it’s so cute when a man knows how to show his woman some love in public. A+!

  • eva

    loved it

  • AGirlNamedGOYS

    Yaay! Shouts out to posts that make us smile :-). Dope.

  • Erica

    <3. Thats all I have to say. Just, <3.

  • Kayla

    Jozen your words always hit the right spot. MY Heart!!!!!!

  • Reecie

    *slow clap*

    “You have love. Act like it, dude.”
    word. cause when they don’t, they will surely lose the girl…

  • Violet

    More, please.

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    “Pay no attention to any of the hate.

    You have love.

    Act like it, dude.”

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aries_Rose

    *Snap Snap* LOL I don’t have much of a comment today, but I’m definitely feeling this!! Lemme find out Jozen!

  • Tiggums_McGhee

    Snaps for Jozen! Im usually not into PDA, but this post wants me to engage in some lol. Love to get to see more poetry from you!

  • N.I.A.

    “You have love. Act like it, dude.”


    Nice. Very Nice.

  • Roni


  • Mel

    Love Love Love it!!!

  • Evenjgarcia

    AMEN! so fly! I LOVE this.

  • Celly Richy

    Love This

  • MyHaloBroke

    Love it! I’ve been in this situation before… Well said!

  • Nadira Rae

    WOW. You keep raising the bar. Continue….. 🙂

  • Naomi

    Wow Jozen! Do men like you REALLY exist?! Love it! <3

  • Tiffany&Company

    Act Like it Dude! Love this!!!

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  • leogoddess

    applause applause

  • Anonymous