shanika lowe


Take Me Back - Poem by shanika lowe

take me back in time
to a time when kids were kids
and you would get your ass beat if
you were in grown folks biz
take me back in time
to a time when love and happiness
was just a song
and not a thing i wished for
take me back in time
to a time when the end of the school year
was all i longed for
take me back in time
to a time when what to wear on the first day of school
was my only worry
take me back in time
to a time when i was lying on the floor
watching thunder cats and in no hurry
now as i sit and watch my kids
grow out of being kids
wondering if I've taught them all they
need to know to grow as beautiful black women
you see this time is different now
kids are growing up too fast
learning how to shake they ass
before they can read write or count
you see this time is different now
kids are growing up too fast
cant shoot for the stars
but can shoot an AK
its time
time to take back our kids
not just for me or you but for them
its time to take back our kids
and teach them
its time to take back our kids
and reach their minds
cause like momma always said
you never know where your going
unless you know where you've been
so its time to take back our kids
not just for you
not just for me
but for them and their survival
let them know who they are
and where they come from
let them know they come from
king and queens
let them know they are royalty
take me back in time
to a time when
parents showed their loyalty


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010



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