Feel My Pain

By DP

Too young to communicate what’s going through my brain
My lips move, but words, they never seem to escape
Am I f****d up?
Or am I just too young to communicate my pain?
My pops isn’t the blame!

As a child, I was just too ashamed to share my pain
I’m all grown up
Yet I still find it hard to communicate what’s on my brain
My anger is my outlet
But I am confused with not being able to show love

Surrounded by men from different parts of the world
They don’t know me
So why should I show love that can be misconceived as weakness
Trapped inside of me
Is still this little boy who is scared to communicate his pain

Ma, you are the reason I try
The reason I look myself in the mirror just to see what’s in my eyes
I’m not afraid anymore
That’s why I am sharing with the world
The reason this little boy cries

For too long now I’ve been blaming others
When I should’ve been blaming myself
Yeah I know
It’s a harsh reality
But the truth always hurts

Words communicated with truth
Has the power to heal
But words are only a form of expression
To communicate my pain
From this little boy who holds anger and pain

I must first forgive those in order to let this anger and pain die
Don’t ask me why
But this little boy trapped inside of me is now ready
Ready to communicate his pain and tell the world why
The love for my family will never die

I was too young to communicate my pain
But as a grown man
Now I am ready to communicate
What’s on my brain.

Feel my pain!!!

 

If I Was a Perfect Man

By DB

 

If I was a perfect man

I would never fall but always stand
For the things I believe and the ones I don’t understand

If I was a perfect man
My manners would be different
Like yes, no, and excuse me ma’am

If I was a perfect man
I would drink out of a glass and not a can
And greet my peers by shaking hands

If I was a perfect man
I would never tell lies to gather fans
Or turn my back against my mans
Or do destructive things to increase or advance
If I was a perfect man

If I was a perfect man
I wouldn’t fly just to land
But soar across to prove that I can
Somewhat be a perfect man

Changes

By CW

There comes a time in our lives
When we reach the point of adulthood
Where we get rid of our childish mentality
And grow up

And we’re put into rough situations
That we’re mature enough to think our way out of
Where we learn how to conquer those situations
And not depend on someone else to always be there
To pick us up when we fall

There are a lot of obstacles we face
That determine our maturity
And when we overcome them
We know that we’ve changed

Wide Awake

By VM

 

From a child to a teenager

From a teenager into an intelligent, strong young gentleman.

Who cares about a lot that strive for everything,

Who don’t like the easy way.

Who push himself until it’s all over.

Who walks by himself and don’t fear nothing

he sees not even a lion or a tiger could tear this heart apart too strong for his own good.

Was blinded to this life before, but now I’m too wide awake to sleep.

Those snakes strike like cobras you better find out,

before your time out, gotta stay awake.

I can sleep when I die; I’m wide awake to miss too much.

Ruined At Birth

By A.G.

Ruined

    From the day I was born

                             To walk, running across the street

                        To the sound of my name being called

Almost got hit by the 96 bus

Ruined

     From the day I could talk

              Scared to ask questions

         Because I didn’t want to feel

    The belt against my butt

Ruined

    From the first day I cried

    But no one cared

So I wished I was dead

Ruined

               From this day on no longer weak

                      But strong, mature and ready

    To be a changed man and

                   Not that immature little boy

Born Ruined