But it all seemed perfect. It all seemed meant to be, meant to happen.
So I thought
An unrivaled mind trained in combat and prepared for war
A revolution brewed as I sat in the corner
I watched helplessly because I could not move. I have been suppressed by a society set on dumbing me down
4 corners of the earth and one belongs to the revolutionary minds pushed out because society was scared.
Remember they told us we could be whatever we wanted to be?
We tried to do just that and ended up in jail, unemployment lines, and poverty
Oh, remember we were told “go to college”?
They forgot to tell us what to do once we got here
Or did we just not hear?
Maybe I’m wrong and my minority status means nothing
Could I have just not worked hard enough as more obstacles were placed in my path?
It all seemed perfect when there was “freedom”. Sucks that my generation missed that phase. This “freedom” you speak of sounds jaded, dirty, and full of false hope. But, maybe I just pulled that out of nowhere instead of that family of immigrants struggling to cope.
Graduated with a degree in doubt and debt in my lint-lined pockets
Because my degree means nothing unless I pay more for another
Or I sacrifice my future for illegal activity, jail time, and stress on my struggling mother
But who am I to say? I’m not permitted to speak. I’m just a “disobedient” child who won’t stay in his seat.
A man in detention because when I PAID attention my comprehension showed a side of life that your curriculum continuously fails to mention
A mind on fire because our leaders are liars
I will not remain in this corner of oppression. Too many predecessors sat in this seat. The future is mine for the taking, why shouldn’t I eat? Those less fortunate, I am coming with HOPE, but the requirement is ACTION
Maybe it was all meant to be this way, meant to happen.
- Isaiah Smart