Imagine a boy who believed education was the key,
but because mama and daddy were gone;
his brother and sisters became his responsibility.
Cooking crack in the kitchen to make a
living wasn’t how it was supposed to be,
but because this was the hand he
was dealt, he had to survive at any means.
As a child he had no intentions of being a “thug”,
but to protect his neck on his waste
he carried a gun,
while in the back of his mind his ambitions
told him life doesn’t end in the slums.
Once upon a time he had dreams of being a doctor
or a lawyer, dreams of discovering the
world and adventures like Tom Sawyer.
If only he knew he could still make it if he
would just believe,
people are perfectly imperfect however
your goals you still can achieve.
Now imagine a girl, twelve years old who is a
rape victim, she is to afraid to tell
because she knows there will be criticism.
Believing that the women who gave her
birth would understand, she decides to tell mommy
but mommy turns her cheek and over her
daughter she chooses a man. Eight years later she
graduates from high school
never to be like her mother was her number
one rule. She ran away at thirteen so she was all
alone, living from shelter to shelter no place
to call home. Ready for college she is academically
able, but when it comes to the cost she is
financially unstable. Now she’s stripping to pay
tuition, for herself this is not what
By the world she is misunderstood, if only
they could see her intentions are
good, college was her key to make it out the hood.
I wish she could see that to her dreams she’s
getting closer, trouble don’t last always the storm
is almost over. So go ahead and smile little
girl, someday you’ll conquer this world, he sees the
pain you endure, but trust me God has a cure.
Circumstances place us in sticky situations, but black
teen’s struggles are worst these are just two
demonstrations. So if we come together and stand as
nation, we will have the power to save our
next generation. Martin Luther King had a dream we
would all be treated equally, so no matter
the color, if a teen is in need they should be our first priority.