You smile at me from across the room
I smile back but don't make a move
You bump my shoulder after class
I look back at you but I don't stare
You stop at my locker after school
I say hi but then have to go
You partner up with me for a project
I do all the work while you say to the teacher, "On it!"
You sit by me at the lunch table
I smile and pretend that things are normal
Then the very next day I try to friend you
But you go off with your girlfriend and never look back
Everyone complains about the "system",
how it is rigged, manipulated and controlled.
But they do not take a moment to listen,
or to take a moment and break the mold.
Work out and do not eat those fries,
then you will say goodbye to those thighs.
Work hard, work long, and get the paycheck,
take a chance and stick out your neck.
Become what you despise,
or stand and rise.
Because you can lie down and die,
and let them walk on you,
curl up and cry,
and let your whole life turn blue.
But your failure is your own fault,
not the systems,
you were not locked in a vault.
You have been duped,
or you are duping,
So stop singing the song the dupees sing.
Updated from my tablet which my white upper class parents bought me to prepare for my pre_paid college*
I hope you have a daughter
Just as beautiful as you
I hope she is an angel
And she makes your dreams comes true
I hope she falls in love one day
I hope their love is real
I hope she drives him mad with love
The way you made me feel
I hope she loves her culture
I hope she loves her God
I hope he doesn't fit the mold
The same way I was flawed
I hope she doesn't hide from you
And that you've helped her understand
True love transcends both faith and race
And it sure as hell's not planned
I hope you get to meet him
And see how he makes her smile
I hope that if she tells him yes
He can walk her down the aisle
The hardest thing I've ever done
Was giving you my heart
And being crushed as ignorance
Tore our love apart