Loud African Children

Someone always giving you ass to kiss
so watch how you pucker your lips
What’s up?

Don’t know your self worth
From the way you act
It must hurt
Pressure to be less of a success
And It gets worse
Reason is tryna give birth
To common sense
Being uneducated
Is no defense
For what’s coming.

Who are you anyway?
You can’t see
The reality of this situation
You left one country and landed
In the face of a much more covert,
Hostile nation.
They don’t like us
And you an original
Indigenous spreading like
Wildfire your destruction
Is integral.

And you
Wanna be a baller
looking like
A smaller version
Of the punks we already encountering
Let me counter by saying
Some of you still count on your fingers.
And mounting to nothing more
Than street trash
Jeans hanging off your sweet ass
Not knowing your advertising for
A different kind of up rising.

Irritated by your imitating
Fallin deeper into self hatred
Walking round, ego inflated
The real deals know you
fakin it

Your not old enough to
Be discussing mating
Or creating someone who will
Depend on you.
You can barely read or write
What type a bed time story
You plan on reading at night
Tales of a hard headed huss
Or “Girl, I love you, trust me”

Decide now, cause you do not
Have the rest of your life
Are you tryna be a hooker
or a tryna be a housewife

For the junior behind prison wallers
You will be reduced to
“I want my mama” callers
in small boxes where your manhood
will be stolen in the most violent
of sexual moments. Why you playin?

Will you be reduced to the fodder
Of system
or loving husband and father
giving wisdom to your children
a man who makes the world
safer for his family
an example for every man to see
how it’s supposed to be done.

Set your self up to win
Ain’t nothing you can’t have
Whas up

Dig down in your self worth
Let it spill let it burst
from the pressure on your brain
Reason is tryna give birth
Let failure be your past tense
Walk forward and collect your
common sense
Be strength
And get ready for what’s coming

Loud African Children


Joined February 2008

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