Posting Bail


Photo By: Stasys Eidiejus
I no longer wish to live this life
I didn’t ask for the pain and strife
I no longer want to take time from work
To sit in a court as if it were a perk
I didn’t ask to be in this game
But because I left I guess it’s one and the same
Trying to raise people when they’re grown
Because they didn’t have the proper training at home
Having to sit and try not to worry
As if this was to be my life’s story
I try to always give the truth in it’s rarest form
Letting them know that this life isn’t the norm
Trying to define for them the life of a mistake
But my messages of life’s journey they’re not willing to take
Not wanting to see it from a Mother’s point of view
Not trying to listen to words that are true
I know that they’re trying to define their own life
But they’re headed for doom by not doing what’s right
It’s not as if they don’t know that their end leads to destruction
Statistically another young Black Man’s life brought to reduction
But for some reason their intent is different from me
Who says the Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
Sometimes it rolls down the hill and changes into different fruit
Not willing to be legally successful wearing Armani suits
Not sure why they don’t believe that they are Kings
And why they aren’t willing to go after their dreams
Victims uncertain of their own worth
Even though they’ve been told since birth
Not sure why they don’t even get who they are
Why they choose so different by going so far
Doing no wrong I still feel like I’m in jail
Reneging early in life no longer able to post bail
I can no longer hold on to this guilt
Not willing to continue upon the foundation once built
It’s now time that they take full responsibility
Live in the truth of their own capabilities
Their lives are no longer for me to be responsible for
They’re old enough to walk through their chosen door
I’m no longer willing to sit in the jail
I no longer plead the fifth…I’m ready to post bail