Together or Not

They tell us to pick ourselves up by the straps,but all of us don’t have boots

Some are born into wealth while the rest of us are forced to loot

We smile at the things that bring us SELF joy

But yet there are still kids with only one toy 

How can we go on totally self absorbed 

Those of us that have enough spend until we have no more                                                                                                                                                                

Enough isn’t enough like they say

And good is not great 

As soon as you have a lot you have to work the next day 

The ones that live amongst the stars close their eyes

They do this to pretend they don’t see the poor passersby                                                                                                                                                                

We are a community built on false unity

A place where the innocent are laughed at

The guilty granted immunity                                                                                                                                                                 

The small boy with the big heart dreams of being a baller

The loud girl she—- Longs to be a doctor 

But these dreams are hard to reach because someone miles away is the real shot caller                                                                                                                                                                

The father tells his children “be different and not the same”

The mom tell them that sometimes it’s okay to be called lame 

But the children are naive to cons of the world everyday 

They laugh and smile all the storms away                                                                                                                                                                

It is true that together we are better but we are all on different teams 

Some of us wait for our blessings while others get what they want by any means 

Stand with your neighbors because you are so close 

The ones that stick together and support each other eventually succeed the most 


Alexah Boone

C/o 2021👩🏽‍🎓 Black Belt in Karate Dreams to be an Orthopedic surgeon. I love to make people smile because I believe everyone matters.

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