*Lyrics from spoken word poet, hip hop lyricist and youth mentor Kamal Imani aka Kamal Supreme. From the song “Stop the Violence” with Niva on NewBlackMusic.net
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1. Holy Bible KJV John 3:15 “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”
This poem leads to the conclusion that there is everything to loose from engaging in criminal activities. Many young people in the inner cities and suburbs say “We’ll I have nothing to loose” because they don’t seem to have what the next man or woman has, but in fact your precious life is extremely valuable. It is your gift from the Creator. You were meant to be here to be more than a drug dealer, pimp, thief, gangster or criminal. The criminal life will lead you to jail or the cemetery.
It may look like it’s hard to get out of your situation but with a laser beam like focus on academic and career goals and dreams you can achieve them by taking one step at a time. The main key of course is education. It may not be the route to fast money, but think long term, be patient and keep the faith.
Find yourself a trade school or college. You can learn anything from being a computer programmer, to a hair stylist/barber, mechanic, nurse, plumber, lawyer or anything that you can conceive.
You also must realize that trying to impress your friends and the peers around you is not the way. Because you will find that in a few years they probably won’t even exist in your life. So the people you’re trying to impress won’t even be around you anymore. Therefore, you need to focus on your goals. In other words, get right and do you!