Black Poetry : This Youth

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by THEONE, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. THEONE

    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whats really the problem with our youth today

    I mean, we make many excuses

    But no one will really say

    Only pointing fingers

    But in a miscellaneous direction

    Parents blaming on the streets

    While the streets point in the opposite direction

    No matter how you put it

    Its like going in reverse either way!



    like society resembling party

    Bit are youth all being date raped!



    Going Deeper

    Looking into the ignorance

    Trying to find the source

    I've rallied behind you

    These streets show no remorse

    Yes

    Are Youth are held

    Hostage

    Hopeless it seems

    Society and its habits

    Has lower youth growth

    To levels unseen

    But really

    Were does it start

    PARENTING

    PARENTING

    PARENTING

    Most are missing that big part

    Positive roll models

    They lack,

    Cause I ?ve been that youth

    Only looking to hustlers

    And how to get back

    And roll in coops

    Just 4 possessions

    Mommy couldn't provide

    Reminded of Daddy's

    Departure

    An empty equation

    When minus the other side

    Constantly slapped in the face

    My societies stereotypical picture

    Kids have vivid imagination

    But know what they'll never get near to

    Or at least that what they are made to believe

    Some dreams are out of reach

    Or at least that's how its perceived

    So doing better is only answered

    By the streets

    Getting ahead in life

    Is measure by how whom they beat

    Robbery is a 3rd shifters job

    While hustlers never sleep

    Sadly

    Violence means nothing

    Cause it all apart of the labor

    Like overtime and extra duties

    But only youth

    Trying to make that paper

    Wanting to live that

    American Dream

    Being a Youth today:

    Is not all that it seems

    Its not as easy

    As just Hitting the books

    Books don't put food on the table

    Like being a crook!

    Every reason

    But know real excuses

    Poverty is the answer

    To the declination

    Of Americans Youth

    And Society itself

    Wouldn't Care

    If it wasn't us

    Stealing from you.


    Lj
    THEONE
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The youth is all we have...we must start somewhere.
    First in our minds, then in reality!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    our children is the core of us , once we go deep with understanding
    true good will become a reality .....well felt scribe
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Something has got to give, the future lies with our youth. Well said poet, well said.
     
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    yep i agree well said!
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes indeed Parenting is key
    but some of our Youth dont have parents to lean on so... community must also step up :)
    Good write poet!
     
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    our YOUTH

    POET...so much power in your words...so much TRUTH. indeed, there has been a breakdown in our parenting structure--absentee dads. there has been a breakdown in our support system--moms working two, three jobs to make ends meet. there has been a breakdown in the way society views our young ones...because our young ones aren't being raised in the ways of old...meaning, they don't show respect for the older ones...which falls back to the support system, to the parenting structure. it's a vicious cycle that leads to the streets because, in the streets, there is support...there is family of sorts (gangs)...there is that paper (illegal means)...but all that brings death. SO, WHERE SHOULD OUR KIDS GO FOR THE SUPPORT THEY NEED? Like triniti424 said, it's time for the village to step up. unfortunately, in today's society, that's a delicate balance. for, if i say something to a child, his parents are ready to shoot me...coz i have no business interferring in their business...no matter what their child was doing. BUT WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY.

    i hear your words, poet.
     
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