shanika lowe

Dying To Shine - Poem by shanika lowe

on the backs of babies
you bring the bling
into popular society
on the backs of babies
you fit your grill
to shine like no other
did you know they were taken
from their mother
so you could have the best of the best
did you ever consider the
ring you put on her finger
was two away from the
trigger that was pulled on
the children
who try an escape the slave labor
forced upon them
cause you wanted to keep up
with the trend
how much did it cost you
how much did you spend
alot you say
well lets look at it this way
your diamond filled grill-$10,000
your girls engagement ring-$20,000
the day kids are treated like kids
in Sierra Leon-PRICELESS
now how much will you pay
if it was your seed
forced to bleed
for the princess cut earring
your wearing today

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010

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