A Different Generation
A child with no direction
But they came from a two-parent home
So entitled they make their own decisions
No one helped them
Only told to do better
Nothing to smile about
Depression is the norm
No one cared until the pill was popped, the blunt was rolled, and the trigger was pulled
Now the two-parent home has a rift
Daddy - "You should have not babied him!"
Mommy - "You should have not been so hard on him!"
Daddy - "I wasn't hard enough."
Death of another teen lost to the streets
A gun.... a means to an end, protection or glorified perception of the alter ego
Lost souls under 21
Sane adults talking and talking; a problem no resolution
Parents who think they know but have no clue
"Not my Kid", "Not my Kid," repeated verbiage on many social platforms
But everybody wants to empower and uplift
A privileged generation filled with marijuana, lean, Xanax, and pistols
On edge, agitated, quickly annoyed
YouTube videos of guns and clicks, thick in the dark with ski masks
Where to start... where to go…Does it start at home, but home is where the gun came from or close to it...
One wrong move sends that child hurling down a path of destruction so who is to blame, the parents, the kid, or the peers he rolled with?
Each child on earth is a special gift even when they get to the teenage years
Some are lost in translation
How does one empower and uplift
When the different generation's eyes are shut and ears are unconcerned
You have to show them what you learned and pray they pay attention
otherwise, they are unmoved, perturbed and undisturbed