Differences

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:10 -- jorkun1

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7 billion people in the world as of today

Asians, Africans, Europeans, we got it each and every way

What makes us different? The color of our skin or how we look?

Quit judging from the covers because we're all basically books

Each of our lives contain a different story, we share different pain

The agony, the defiance, the raining on our parade

Different uprisings, none of it is the same

But one common goal on our mind, we don't ever want to live in shame

We think we want money, we think we need the fame

All we really need is to make all the assumptions go away

They say Black people steal, and that Asians know karate

And maybe that mexicans deal, and Italians mob around like Gotti

Why can't we see, or are we all asian?

Eyes too small? Maybe we need to pay attention?

Racism got us blind, from centuries ago to this very day

People like MLK fought, but I guess this hatred is here to stay

The great man once had a dream, but I guess it's dead and gone away

Racism causes war, war just gives us debt

But who fought the wars? Oh yeah, the traumatized vets

How do we overcome racism, the world's greatest threat?

The solution seems so easy, but it's a 1 to 5000 bet

Here is my answer, and this might be the end

I'll make it simple, so that you can comprehend

One man's actions don't define another man

Simple and sweet, sure it may seem pretty cliche

But the greatest answers are the ones our guts tell us to say.

Believe in yourself, and believe in the people of the world

Whether they're black, white, a boy or girl

Like I said before, we're all the same

Go to the library, educate yourself to the game.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

Art Is Power

wow this is great well said

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