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MAN DOWN

This is a rhyme with intelligence
sometimes the youth are hard to convince
so i bring this story to you
everything has a consequence
i have the evidence

when i was young i knew this kid
who never cared about the things he did
he bragged about carrying a gun
bullied the children who had to run
every time he came around
the name of this story Man Down
he robbed people from around the way
thought he was tough every day
he had fun, and he liked to play
from his mouth I didn’t like the words
he had to say
I’ve seen kids like this before
usually locked behind cell doors
on the streets they talk a lot of junk
in jail straight punks
so i tried to talk to him
told him chances in life are slim
all your sins will come after you
then what will you do?
you don’t want to be a Man Down
he just laughed, and called me a clown

Now the story gets deep
one night when I couldn’t sleep
i heard shots ring out
out the window I took a peep
Man down
I saw it was a kid
so i jumped out of the bed
maybe it’s my little brother man
to the balcony i ran
it looked like him
so down the steps i ran
i looked it wasn’t him
it was the kid damn!!
bullet holes everywhere
he didn’ t have one breath of air
i just walked away
sirens, and parents start to scream
this is a nightmare not just a dream
I saw it coming, but it seems
there’s just another Man down
so many die so young
why is no mystery
so many get lost in a community
where no one cares
and every now, and then one dares
to try his or her hand
don’t ask me why
i don’t understand
Man down

Now this is for all you kids
that love gangster rap
this ain’t true
it’s a bunch of crap
the moral of the story is
take life seriously
so many stereotypes
don’t believe the hype
or you’ll be another MAN DOWN

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A GANGSTER RAP WITH MEANING

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kids, respect, stereotypes, guns, violence

I’M VERY SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE AS YOU WILL SEE. A AIDS, HOMELESS, HUMAN RIGHTS,AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TRAPPED IN THEIR OWN BELIEFS THINKING THE WORLD ROTATES AROUND THEM, AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE IT DOESN’T

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Comments

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzabout 1 year ago

    Brilliant and moving words Keith.

  • thanks so much veronica

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • TheBrit
    TheBritabout 1 year ago

    Excellent write and wisdom Keith …
    …Brit…

  • thanks so much Brit

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 1 year ago

    Keith very well-written. It is true that some urban youth are pulled in by gangs, and it is very tragic. Mustard Seeds awards your work, “MAN DOWN” Honorable Mention (7-9-13) Well-Done!

  • Thanks so much for the award May God bless you

    – KEITH R. WILLIAMS

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