He's not just a drop-out who didn't persevere
He's a student who's issues are severe
Father's an alcoholic
Mother's going steric
This makes siblings neurotic
Who has energy for school when home is chaotic
He goes for support to school administration
"We all have problems, you're just lacking motivation. Try your best,
try finding inspiration. I have papers to grade, good luck and I hope you don't fade"
These words throw him away
He's forced to solve his issues his own way
It's after school and wants to avoid home
He feels alone
With a group of people, he feels understood
Now he feels that he belongs in the hood
Tries alcohol and drugs for the first time
His problems disappear and forgets about having to shine
Starts skipping school and teachers call parents to complain
At the dinner table his father drunk, beats him to try to get him straighten
To hell with school to hell my house
Anger cumulates and now he feels aroused
Now he becomes a drop-out
He finds shelter with the elders of the gang
Now he thinks this is his thang
Commits crimes to make ends meet
Sometimes sleeps without a single sheet
He goes face to face with death
Many times he's left without a breath
He hits rock bottom and really needs a friend
Decides to go back to school and begins a recovery program
Now, he's also part of a post-secondary education organization
There, he finds help and support and finds that motivation
He retakes 13 classes to be able to graduate
Now, he feels passionate
Graduates with a great GPA and goes to university
Now, we works with youth similar to him
Now, he's a respectable young man
No, he was never just a drop-out
He had issues and just needed help
How many youth with potential are left out?
How much talent gets lost because of lack of compassion?
How much suicides and gangs form, just for not having comprehension?
Be a friend. Be of support.
There are many youths out there really smart
Sometimes, they just need a piece of your heart
Be that vehicle of transport.