Black Poetry : Our Children...

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  1. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I received a phone call today that took my breathe
    away and made my heart lay still

    John was killed Sunday nite, as I sit there holdn’ the phone
    wondering what the hell went wrong

    How do these things happen why our youth is out capin’ one another
    Why don’t they understand that violence is not the way
    and taking another’s life they will pay on judgment day

    Don’t they know they are brothas and sitas maybe not by blood
    but surely through God’s Luv

    As the tears rolled down my eyes Im thinkn’
    another senseless crime behind that so called "Thug Life"

    Why do they believe the hype theres no way this could be right
    Our children taken’ each others life

    I started strolln down memory lane thinkn’ bout how John
    and my son use to play taken’ turns ridin’ their trikes
    I've known him since he was a little tike

    Now at 22 his life is through and my heart feels
    for his mother and father to have bury their oldest child

    And my son wonders why I kept him so close to me all his life

    It was fear....

    I knew one day he would leave my luving arms and venture out
    to those deadly streets that are calln’ for the weak

    But no matter how hard you may try to protect and
    keep them safe sometimes they still fall prey
    to the parasites of life

    It has to be something we can do to get through to Our Children....

    To make them see that being a gangsta in them streets
    is a set up and before they know it they will be caught up
    and their luck will run out

    Lord help Our Children…
     
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    This surely is heavy as i'm sitting here reflecting back
    as this total thread hit home for me .
    what i feel nobody may never know nor understand .

    My heart is dem and mind blank.
    Sad
     
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    My heart and prayers truely go out to you my luv.
    I was just tryn' to deal with my own feelings
    of this dreadful news. Did not mean to bring back
    bad memeories for you. You know Im there for you
    if you need me.:blowkiss:

    Much luv and prayers to you.
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for this one. Thank you very much.
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Joyce:
    Your very welcome. Thank you for the visit.
    Much luv to you
     
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    As one who lived that thug life for a season this really hit home for me. I was there and it could of been me if not for the grace of God. This topic hit home in a way that you never know. All I can say is Thank God for saving me. And I pray others follow me footsteps out of that life
     
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    That is wonderful asimplepoet.

    Thank you for the visit.

    Much luv to you
     
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