There were times in my writing that as I began to write more, I needed to change things. Sometimes for the better as I learned different styles and techniques from other writers I’ve come across over time. Other times, weren’t the best choices I made because I feel my writing didn’t become authentic. So at times, I felt I needed to take a step back. 


These times come up mainly when I feel writer’s block coming on. I feel like I’m rushing to put words together and I’m not happy with the final product. At this point, I just center myself and find that passion again for writing. 


I had the pleasure of meeting Danny London earlier this summer. One afternoon, I got the chance to see him curate a song in person while listening to songs he’d already created. Just being in that atmosphere was inspiring as I felt I was witnessing an artist in the making. This is one of the songs I heard and I’m glad to see he’s taking the steps to come into the forefront. 180 discusses the notion that as things around you move so quickly, it’s ok to slow down and reflect, restart or refocus. No matter how many times, I learned to continue to do what’s necessary in order to continue doing what you love. 




180 (inspired by the song of the same name)


Live life to the fullest

This man right here on a mission

A lot of people just old sayings

Don’t have a damn pot to piss in

Converting this energy to drive success

Not in Detroit but I move like a piston

Want to be the center of attention 

But you can’t be rebound 

So how you playing your position


Life be moving so fast

It’s okay to do a 180

Safe to say I’ve hit that U-Turn

And I thank God for the blessings that gave me

No time limit for you to change your life

As long as you don’t do a 360

Unless you want to end up in the same spot

Wishing you was right here with me



Reggie Johnson (he/him) reigns from Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 9, he found a love for writing while on summer vacation. His rhythmic style of writing tells his personal story.

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