Description: Many people complain about what goes on in our nation and our communities. Many people don't care. My question is who's gonna pray about it? Who's gonna cry out to God for these people who don't know enough to cry out for themselves?
Look at the plight of our community...something is wrong
Our babies are making babies while our fathers are gone
No one bothers to care! Can't you see our despair
The youth are begging us for knowledge but we have none to share
There...it's been said, but nothing is done
When we keep blaming the blameless how can the battle be won?
"Oh, it's the white man's fault!" We must be out of our minds
The biggest form of racism is "Black on Black Crime"
We've destroyed our surroundings by selling our souls
Casting votes for the devil when we visit the polls
Lord knows there's a problem...but can our people be saved
Before we're wiped off the map by the HIV AIDS?
We've gotta pray...our morals have reached an all time low
Symbols of sex are marketed everywhere that we go
Our boys have chosen drug dealing as their careers
And our girls are being raped by their close relatives
How can we live on and go on and turn our heads
And close our eyes to the images our children are fed
Rap music uses it's glamour to confuse us
And our youth are using it...we let 'em...we're losing it
Moving away from principles that God put in place
Affirmative action is not the answer, God uses FAITH
Spare the rod, spoil the child--this is one we should weigh
But we choose to spoil the child over spoiling it's day
You Christians are cowards, powerless, weak!
Stop hiding inside your homes and take a walk on the streets
King's dream has gone to sleep...our pastors won't teach
Trading soft sermons for dollars while our souls are decieved
Who's gonna cry out when that little girl hurts
Ashamed to tell the world that her father is her first
Who's gonna gcry out for the hopeless dope fiends
Whose dreams are pipe dreams in the pipes that they steam
Who's gonna cry out for that young man in pain
Who just hasn't been the same since his dad went away
Who's gonna cry out for that girl who got played
Over and over by sorry men and then turned gay
Who's gonna cry out for the kids with terrible fates
Innocent souls born with the HIV AIDS
Who's gonna cry out for that man in a shell
Got him some time and then he got raped in his cell
Will you cry out for this nation of ours
Flooded with sin from years of immorality's showers
Will you cry out for the black community
Got drugs! Got violence! But we lack unity
We all complain and are quick to point the blame
It's not the president it's the residents that cause the pain
But for those who know no better and know no way out
Where's the answer? Where's the prayer? Who's gonna cry out?
But we choose to spoil the child over spoiling it's day...
and close our eyes to the images our children are fed...
thank you... I needed that kick in the pants
That's truly gotta be the most honest, heartfelt, genuine peice I've read yet. It made me take a serious look at myself. You hit on so many issues that are just blindly ignored and did it all with a serious flow. I'm in awe!
Look at the plight of our community...something is wrong Our babies are making babies while our fathers are gone No one bothers to care! Can't you see our despair The youth are begging us for knowledge but we have none to share
"Oh, it's the white man's fault!" We must be out of our minds The biggest form of racism is "Black on Black Crime"
We've destroyed our surroundings by selling our souls Casting votes for the devil when we visit the polls
Moving away from principles that God put in place Affirmative action is not the answer, God uses FAITH
these are all the lines that i think stood out in this amazing piece of work. u pretty muched summed up our fu cked up society in one flow. pretty damn good. i don't know why people don't cry out. i think it's that we're too busy trying to improve our own situations or we're so worried about our own lives that we simply forget about or ignore the lives of others. or maybe this heartless ass society has affected us in a way that we can't explain. we grew up with all of this going on so it's commonplace now. we see it as just another variable in the huge equation of life that we all factor into.
I can see why I'm seeing this on so many peeps fav list on their page...Damn! This was said more than any one poem ever could. you stood up for victims, showed us our accountibility, and told us to stop talking but take action. And I'm sure there is stuff I missed. Now this will be on my fav list as well. This was beyond excellent writing. Bravo!
Every day when my husband watches the news, I get more and more scared of the world my daughters are growing up in. I look at how the kids of today are behaving and realize that that's what my girls are going to have to choose from when they get old enough to get married. I am raising my girls with the now old fashioned values of respect, consideration, empathy and consequence of action. They're so screwed. I heard once that the greatest sin is the inaction of good men, and I believe it's absolutely true. Fantastic write, X. Traci :)
AMEN BRIAN! There was so much stuff in here and the way you kept it flowing was amazing!
But we choose to spoil the child over spoiling it's day
I think thats a big part of the problem...no one wants to be a parent to a child...they'd rather be a friend...there are few people that know how to be both. I agree with everything you say in this write and find it to be something that all should read. Yes, its not just the president but the residents as well. Brilliant write!