What I see when I look out on these streets is
Swarming moving masses like the hardworking ant or the busy bee
Ambitious, striving to a certain goal
Uncaring, compassionless lacking in soul
They pass by the begging mother, the destitute brother
With a singular focus that never diverts to another
“Other;” that’s who you are, who we are
“An”other of those who aren’t active in furthering their lives
They treat us like trash and then ask why on welfare we reside
It’s an endless cycle that we can’t escape from
But they act like they’ve given us the tools when they’ve given us none
They act like they’ve been helping, but they’ve only been disrespecting
They have plenty of resources to spare, but nobody is sharing
It’s a constant struggle to survive
When we could get farther by repairing
And coming to a place of open-mindedness
But ain’t nobody getting there
Until we open our hearts and share a little kindness
Instead, we just keep dissin’ and excuse my French, bitchin’
Everyone want their voices to be heard, but no one ready to listen.
Why does everyone act like issues are black or white,
When in reality they are so many shades of gray.
Is this what happened to the respect that we supposedly founded our nation?
What happened to using words with the right connotation?
Why can’t we look at one another and agree
That we are all sisters and brethren,
Is it too hard to have that expectation?
And what happened to all those who call themselves Christians?
The ones claim that they are at the cripple’s bedside with Him?
The ones that say that they ate and cried with Him?
The ones who supposedly bled and died with Him?
Are they just content to see as did the Pharisee
And Roman spectator another man be
Picked up and slaughtered for just saying what he believed?
If we are a people called apart from all the nations
Then we need to be the first to take a stand
And show them all that the love of God
Still lives in beating hearts in this land.
Is God on my side?
I don’t know.
Is God on their side?
I don’t think so.
But I think that my God doesn’t want
Either side shooting more people.