What Are You Good At

What Are You Good At

A Poem by M. View

….What Are you good at….

 

What am I good at?

“The Streets, the game, hood smart” is what they state;

Not even looking over the hood a*s gates;

Just a glace at what could be;

They say that is just a dream to me;

What’s a dream I asked

But a vision of the future in the presents to not repeat the past;

So many lost youth don’t now the truth;

And many just don’t care;

The only thing they see is death in the air;

With no vision of what’s to come or what they can achieve;

Because they are so confused and so deceived;

In thinking that the only way to make is to be the pusher man;

Serving everyone from hand to hand;

It’s not about stringing us up any more;

It’s about keeping us down and poor;

Telling us not to not to remember what came before;

Because it may remind them what life has in store?

And all of that does not matter;

But they profit from it as there pockets get fatter;

So as I look into the next generation eyes:

I’m not that much surprised;

And take it upon myself to show them what is being done;

And it’s not about games and fun;

To let them know that someone has their back;

As I ask them

“What are you good at?”

 

 

 

© 2009 M. View


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I really love this piece. I work with kids, and in working with them I have seen alot, but the most socking to me is how smart our young brothers and sisters are and that all they really want from us is proper guidance and someone who can listen and not judge them. With that being said it frustriaghts me to see our children robbed of their innocents, when older (not grown) people take and use those traits for their own ends... there is no way in the world a 9 year old should come running up to me in the streets and say "Mr. Jason guess what? I'm a blood" and "I have a gun" but it happened. Anyway im rambbling great peice!...


" And take it upon myself to show them what is being done;

And it's not about games and fun;

To let them know that someone has their back;"


Thanks

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Great message and a great question to ask the kids......

Posted 12 Years Ago


I have to agree that this piece is amazing. It is true that our youth are our future and without them we are nothing more than a doomed nation. They need guidance and when they cant get it at home they look else where to see who will show them the ropes. All it takes is a moments time to care for us to change the future of our nation. The future of a child, family or even community can be changed with time.


Great piece.

Live, Love and Learn

Lady V

Posted 12 Years Ago


Great piece. It speaks for itself basicly. Kydz are falling into this "street game" very hard. My generation is already doomed yet I wish there were more people to redirect the ones who are aimed towards a deadly path.
Sometymes, all one needz2do is discover what they are truly gifted in and not what the world makes appealing to them.
Thanks for reminding us.
~Reeses~

Posted 12 Years Ago


I really love this piece. I work with kids, and in working with them I have seen alot, but the most socking to me is how smart our young brothers and sisters are and that all they really want from us is proper guidance and someone who can listen and not judge them. With that being said it frustriaghts me to see our children robbed of their innocents, when older (not grown) people take and use those traits for their own ends... there is no way in the world a 9 year old should come running up to me in the streets and say "Mr. Jason guess what? I'm a blood" and "I have a gun" but it happened. Anyway im rambbling great peice!...


" And take it upon myself to show them what is being done;

And it's not about games and fun;

To let them know that someone has their back;"


Thanks

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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M. View
M. View

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