Lost Because

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This poem is a rally cry to save our youth! This is a wake up call to parents to step up and be accountable. Denial and playing the blame game is wasting time and wasting lives!

Submitted: January 10, 2017

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Living in a lost generation

 

Nothing but excuses, no self-preservation

 

No accountability for a hopeless situation

 

Lost became the new normal without hesitation

 

Who’s going to apologize to our youth?

 

Who’s going to admit our truth?

 

Reality television has brainwashed our young women

 

Into believing whoring themselves is the best way to make a living

 

Rap music and smoking weed has contributed to the last of a dying breed

 

Our young men are being shot dead daily but still they won’t take heed

 

Looking good in your new car and sleeping on your mama’s couch

 

Shouldn’t be all that your young life is about

 

Mothers are in denial saying they aren’t to blame

 

How did you raise them right if you taught them about Jordan’s before you taught them to spell their name?

 

Young man was taught its ok to disrespect the father

 

Taught them to uphold mother not knowing someday that disrespect would lean towards her

 

Don’t cry now, your guilt and your shame won’t save him

 

He’s locked up, accept that he’s now one of them

 

Don’t think your little girl is any better

 

Just because you saw what the other girls were doing and you wouldn’t let her

 

She didn’t need to ask you for your permission to sneak behind your back

 

And she already knows about your secret past so be careful who you attack

 

You aren’t any better than the ones you didn’t want her around

 

And now she’s lost and can’t be found

 

How does it feel when the shoes of shame now fit your feet?

 

How does it feel knowing the past is no longer discreet?

 

How does it feel knowing you could have saved one?

 

But instead you chose to put down some

 

We can’t make a change

 

Until someone accepts the blame

 

Can’t do better until someone is willing to admit

 

They were lost before they came to be because our broken dreams paid for it

 


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