Liberty vs Justice

By GL

I HAVE A DREAM . . .
that the people of the world will reign supreme
above the clutches of racism and oppression
Those who can’t relate to our struggle
misunderstand our aggression . . .
Politics incorporated money as a part of our blessings
So now I’m stressing, due to a lack of blessings
Looking at my affiliates sideways because 1 or 2 of their loyalty’s in question . . .

Power to the people
Who’ve stood in the trenches, and demanded the right to be treated equal.
That was my grandparents’ story
Now the government is trying their best to manipulate the sequel
Power to the person(s)
Who’ve obtained, what needed to be obtained
in order for them to gain, what needed to be gained
Slavery was abolished, so they forced us into chain gangs
Jim Crow was put to pasture, so they built a lot more prisons
Drugs and alcohol was pumped into our communities
so they can manipulate and cloud our visions
Gangsta rap and movies was produced
to manipulate our decisions
Slavery was justified by religion
That’s why we go HAM, for what we believe in
Because I am what I am, and that’s not what they programmed me to be
So when I look into a mirror, all I see is me . . .
Unafraid to face myself . . . no I’m not a sell-out, so no, I don’t hate myself . . .
I live by a high standard, so it’s hard for me to rate myself . . .
The sky isn’t MY limit
For my horizon isn’t burdened by the power of restriction

Free Minds

By Sincere Echoes

This is a call for all “Free Minds”
To enter the think tank
Make a deposit into the brain bank
And withdraw a little thought change
Self-empowerment
Builds structure, like support beams
Which keeps the self-esteem from crumblin’
The experience is humblin’
When you merge courage with comfort
And go in search of something
But, in order to be a “Free Mind”
You gotta make the best of the free time
It’s not just leisure
That’s how you facilitate to read between lines
And see yourself a little deeper.
Stretch a little farther; to become a dream-reacher
That’s a free mind – free thinker
Which makes the climb of the mental hills easier
The essentials of developmental
The escape of the dozed mind that had you
Trapped in a blind spot
Remorse the blindfold and life becomes a
Sight for blind eyes
With crystal clear facts you can now rationalize
Education and elevation, no longer passing you by
This is the evolution of the free minds
Where capabilities and limitations find patience
Where purpose and worth don’t feel so vacant
Finally found yourself and alleviated the imitations
Cause when you free mind; you free yourself on the inside
You tap into potentials and see yourself materialize
Your thoughts are reused and you begin to
Second guess and think twice
So do away with mistakes that were once
plentifully made. So I once again say, “This is a call for
free minds. Who’s ready to set their minds free?”

Amenaza a la Sociedad / Threat to Society

Por Y.A.

El gobierno dice que soy una amenaza

Pero quisiera saber lo que por sus mentes pasa

¿Por qué me quieren encarcelar para siempre sin volver a casa?

Cuando nadie es perfecto y todos hemos pecado

Cuando todos en nuestros años de juventud malas decisiones hemos tomado

¿Por qué me juzgan con mentiras y falsas acusaciones?

O trayendo a mi alma muchas aflicciones

¿Por qué 3 o 4 personas son la comunidad que busca mi vida en un tribunal,

Pero 30 o 40 veces en número de personas son las que quieren mi libertad.

Porque en sus mentes solo me quieren devorar como un león

Urgente devora a su presa sin dare oportunidad,

En el país de las oportunidades ¿dónde está mi oportunidad?

Para demostrar que muchas cosas han cambiado en mi vida.

Si ustedes son los buenos de la película como lo demuestran;

Desterrando a las personas para siempre en una prisión?

O dejando a una madre sin su hijo cuando más lo necesita

O a un niño o niña sin padre para que siga el mismo ciclo de busca de amor en las calles?

Es verdad que cada quién paga por sus errores y necesita corrección

Pero por qué no se dan cuenta cuando la persona ha dejado

Que la corrección haya tocado su vida

Y que no es necesario que su vida termine en una cárcel.

Entonces dónde están las oportunidades?

Pero llegará un día cuando todos estemos delante del trono blanco

Y necesitemos una oportunidad y a los que dieron oportunidades se les dara oportunidad

Pero a los que las negaron se les negara.

Por eso es una muy buena opción hacer con los hombres como quisieramos que hicieran con nosotros.

Estoy seguro que la comunidad me necesita más que la prisión

Y que la única amenaza que puedo representar es a sus trabajos

Porque mi misión es ayudar a nuestra juventud a salir de las calles.

Asi que tire la piedra contra mi él que de ustedes este limpio de errores

 

 

Threat to Society

By Y.A.

The government says that I’m a threat

But I’d like to know what goes through their minds

Why do they want to incarcerate me forever with no chance of going home?

When nobody is perfect and we all have sinned

When we have all made bad decisions in our youth

Why do they judge me with lies and false accusations?

Or leaving many afflictions on my soul

Why 3 or 4 people are the community that seeks my life in a tribunal, but 30 or 40 times that in number are the people who want my liberty.

Because in their minds they only want to devour me like a lion

Urgently devours its prey without giving it a chance,

In the land of opportunity, where is my opportunity?

To demonstrate that many things have changed in my life.

If you are the good ones in the movie as they say

Exiling the people to prison forever

Or leaving a mother without her son when she needs him the most

Or a boy or girl without their father so they continue the same cycle of looking for love in the streets

It’s true that everyone pays for their mistakes and needs correction

But why don’t they realize that when the person has stopped

The correction has touched their lives

And it’s not necessary for their life to end in jail.

So where are the opportunities?

But a day will come when all of us are in front of the white throne

And we need an opportunity and those who give opportunities will get an opportunity

But those who refuse them will be refused

For that it’s a good option to do unto others as we wish them to do unto us

I’m sure that the community needs me more than the prison

And that the only threat I can represent is to their jobs

Because my mission is to help youth get out of the streets.

So he among you who is clean of mistakes may cast a stone against me.