“HEADLINES”

Pick up the paper, read the headlines, time is running out quick
and nobody knows the deadline
I need a rest because my head tired and as time gets by its
getting more harder and harder to get by
So much wars, I don’t get why
It seems like everybody got nuclear weapons
Politics come first and people come second
Its either they tongue tied or they gon tell us lies

They whistle dixie, to the doo wop dance, fresh-pressed in
suits they still the Ku Klux Klan
No time for childhood, we grow up fast
No guidance, only the forces they try to fight us
It seemed like cops was our nemesis
We were never taught that we were chosen to be leaders
from the Genesis
We never thought we were the last of a dying breed
I now perceive our wasted time as a kind of greed

There was drug paraphernalia and empty lighters on the
playground where the crackheads lay down
I felt like “I’m gon die any day now but I’ll try to stick
around,” hoping that the sun will shine
We lived low and demoraliozed, never taught to prioritize, our
thoughts never organized
Through the eyes of our orphaned lives we saw homicide ignorant
to knowing it was genocide.

Pick up the paper, read the headlines
“Sold Dope Within a School Zone!” “Caught!” and that’s
Fed time
“Black Murders 2!” and that’s bedtime: on the highway of life
some get high to get by
I smoke a spliff and take a shout, why? – cause as time get by its
getting more harder to get by

Pick up the paper and read the headlines
Pick up the paper and read the headlines

– Jahlight Delsol
#391023, Wallens Ridge State Prison

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One Response to ““HEADLINES””

  1. Another really good one. Really deep.

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