Why does life have to be the way it is?
Fallen for sin
Given in, to temptation
Living day by day as a demonstration.
Blessed, yet from God, there’s a separation.
Why do we have more jails than schools?
More crack than rules?
Many dying young,
Less living old?
Why get offended when I point my fist to the sky.
Giving respect to the high
That died for us
Forgetting about love
Falling in for the lust.
Why are dope dealers out ruining lives?
Single mothers work 3 to 4 jobs just to get by
Smiling for their kids; then go to sleep full of cries.
Living in hate
Rushing to go
Forgetting to wait
Where’s the faith?
Why aren’t people praying to the Lord?
Why are many left with disease, where’s the cure?
Why are people so indecisive?
Its either we don’t know, or we’re not sure.
Why does ½ of America have aids?
And 5 out of 10 people
Only making minimum wage?
Women selling their bodies
Just to get paid.
Roaming in the struggle, forgetting the truth
Living in lies
Can’t go with out proof.
What is the question when I got an answer?
Why does she have to tell her family she has cancer?
Remembering the shredded blood of the black panthers.
Why did it take 246 years just to get us out of slavery?
Many teens buried in their graves already.
Why do we give up hope for no reason?
God said, it’s only for a season.
Then the tough times will go,
But we’re always going to have rough roads.
Why are our brothers left out on the street?
With nothing to eat
Children getting brutally beat
Men silently weep; in their shame
Handling life as a game
Knowing its 1 in the same.
Always quick to blame
But on yourself
Why do the riches have to have all the wealth?
Many smokers out ruining their health
Why do people complain?
Why did that little girl have to drown in her pain?
Why couldn’t she just leave her misery left out in the rain?
Where is the faith, what happened to the dreams that our ancestors gave?
Why did I have to write this poem to get my point across?
This is for all the wonders that were lost.