Spoken Word- Our Future
People long for the past instead of looking towards tomorrow
They said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get
Well think of it this way, are you happy yet?
So many people are sick, hungry and homeless even more are just tired of being at home less
Working a 9 to 5 job they don't even get, much less understanding how they aren’t happy yet
Life isn’t supposed to be as easy as pi, but it can be as long as you remember to try
Just because someone can recite 3.14159 doesn't mean they know it's the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter
Stay in school, don’t do drugs, and you know to be smart because as long as you try life will be sweet, never tart
Bitter people who always preach that they have all the answers then ask us questions
And how are we supposed to know if we are headed in the right direction?
Well look around and if you think you have what it takes, don’t take shortcuts, cut corners; you gotta earn what you make
A job j-o-b can be justification of benevolence or it could just mean you’re just over broke and can’t tell the difference between yourself and the next bloke
On the street corner begging for change
Change is what I see for the future not something I see that should be tossed away or given to someone who doesn’t believe in what the next day
Holds for our future; we need a new approach, a way to inform people that what they think they should say, speak their mind, and if they are on the brink
Of a new idea it could be something so earth-shattering, ground-breaking, 21st-century, never-before-seen, new but not improved because if its new it never existed before
Life shouldn’t be a bore
It should be exciting and unique
Moments like this when someone makes you stop and think
Of what you should or shouldn’t do
maybe what’s holding you back is something old or something new
and how are we supposed to live our dreams if all we see is a broken reality?
We need to
And think of all the things that make us great
Of all the victories, faults and mistakes
Of all the brave men and women that fought in plenty of wars
Across seas for you and me, its what makes our country roar
And scream with pride, “This. Is. America!” land of the free, home of the brave
And we are all just people floating in an ocean of sorrow, acting like we can never make a wave
That is big enough
Or strong enough
Or important enough
To change the world.
Because in the end, we don’t want a world filled with sorrow
We don’t want to destroy our last chance at a good tomorrow
We want hardworking people
and peaceful minds
Because what’s a lemon of a world without a lemon rind?
And while we are at it we might want to address the discrimination, the problems with education, the stereotypes and the lack of determination
People who refuse to contribute
To something so necessarily absolute
As the future of our world.
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