Black Poetry : A Dare to Invest in this Generation

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tell everybody you know,
    Everywhere you go, near and far,
    Our precious seed is coming up,
    And they have forgotten who they are,
    So we've got take time to lend an ear,
    And really hear what they've got to say,
    Then maybe we can begin to understand,
    How our children have gone so far astray.

    Cause our children have forgotten
    Why they should walk with their heads held high,
    And some of their actions say they don't even care,
    Our children's walk bring tears to the elder's eyes.
    For they have stop trying to make Mamma proud,

    Wish they knew how precious they really are,
    And that money don't buy everything,
    It's okay if you are a daddy maybe,
    Or if you mama just outright crazy
    I know it takes a village to raise a child
    and I will step in whenever whereever I can
    Because I am dedicated to this generation

    Cause this generation,
    Can raise again and be great
    Walking with their heads held high,
    With a fire of determination in their eyes.
    All it takes is investment in their wellbeing
    I know cause I am a living testimony
    Of what a little investment can become.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They have to see our work, from their birth
    so they can see and be their true 'worth.
    It's always said that "The Children Are Our Future"
    we must be a better model without deter.

    Awesome piece poet, I enjoyed the truth written.
     
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    u spoke the truth in this poem, this is somethin that needs to be voiced more often :)
     
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    from birth to death
    let US guide their walk
    admonish their bad deeds
    correct their bad talk
    let US love and respect
    their awesomeness
    ...guide and direct them
    in doing their best
    set the example
    that they should follow
    as they mount that hill top
    from the sleepy hollow
    show them the GOOD
    that they can do
    let it start with this stand
    and your poem of wisdom and truth

    LET YOUR RIVER FLOW

    i thank you
     
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