Updated: Aug 24, 2020
My mind is plagued, my heart is heavy
Innocent blood spread in the street crying out
Oh, justice! When will you avenge me?
Young and old are dying alike,
Where is the regard for family – for life?
Life is no longer sacred,
Souls sold for a moment of pleasure
What are we doing? Have we completely overlooked the costs,
The value of life without measure?
Is all we seek success, success
And me, me, me?
There is no me without we –
I have yet to witness a success story
That didn’t involve a team.
We point fingers to the left and right of us,
Gavel down, guilty as charged,
But the real perpetrator goes free
Never to be accountable for the choices that made we.
Confused? Don’t be!
For you see, the choices that make we
Are repeated cycles of being in a maze
And chasing cheese – which way is out?
We hold on to crutches, to lies told by others
And lies we tell ourselves
Passing down the same despondent information
To our children and their children’s children
Leveraging misguided behaviors
To be housed in the que
Of their mental and emotional development.
So, I say to me, to we, the time has come
To step up and step out
To let go of the crutches
And walk by faith and not by sight
For I am me and me are we –
Together we can dispel the lies,
The poison that kills,
But this my friends, requires a strong will!