It Starts With YOU

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Have you ever been strong enough to question things

Even if it can bring pain and have a harsh sting

What if the people before us never made a stance

Would it even be acceptable to do all the various dance

 

Though we as a people have come a long way; there is still a long way to go

But at the rate we’re going I just don’t know

We are beginning to become lazy and lack the passion we once had

It does not have to be like this, we don’t have to go down with the bad

 

What happened to the days when people cared about the well being of all

Coming together to make a change; we stood strong and tall

What about the time people used their minds and peace demonstrations to fight for freedom and rights

Why today do people resort to their hands and weapons to start unnecessary fights

 

What about all those who actually struggle and fight to see another day

Who aren’t here because they have time for the games many people play

Also, what about all those children who have lost hope

And resort to a quick fix and might even sell dope

 

What do we say to those who have fought for our freedom

When they come back, we down our noses and act like we don’t know how to treat them

What about all the mothers struggling to run a household on their own

Shouldn’t we show them that their appreciated and their efforts don’t go unknown

 

What happened to having values and morals

Do people even take time to consider their conscience

They say if we don’t know what we stand for, we’ll stand for anything

Don’t you want to have that passion, where you have a definite belief in something

 

Aren’t you tired of being sick and tired of all the craziness

Let’s all be one and make a change and put aside our differences

Times are changing and we have the ability to change our future

No more time to be uneducated, go learn something informative and don’t skip school like Ferris Beuller

 

I challenge you to be strong enough to question the unquestionable things

Stand strong and have courage even if it can bring pain and have a harsh sting

Always remember this, what if the people before us never made a stance

Would it even be acceptable to do all the various dance

-Arielle Burton

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