What can we learn
about our youth of today
is it not in our interest
to have our say?
Children so young carrying knives
some as young as eight
needing protection from their peers
terrified of their fate.
Who instigates the hatred they have?
towards their fellow man
its not because of colour or race
thats not were it began.
Peer pressure builds so easily
among our vulnerable youth
running in gangs, scared of no one
hiding from the truth.
Drinking booze "shooting up"
nothing better to do
hanging around the shopping malls
waiting to terrorize YOU.
We read in the papers daily
another kid dies by the knife
seventeen years old with a baby
and leaving behind a wife.
What is the outcome of this?
does it stop them doing more?
they think about it for a moment
then head on out the door.
A life for a life, eye for an eye
is the only way they can move on
going around in vicious circles
from midnight until dawn.
Unemployment and boredom are factors
everything has been taken away
nothing to do but hang around
in gangs to "fight" all day.
Governments need to take note
the youth of today is a mess
try supporting and giving them notice
then the dead may become even less.
Do you know where your child is?
while your tucked up safe at home
can you sit back and ignore this?
and allow your kids to roam?
What hope does the next generation have
if this one cannot live in peace
they will learn from their parents
that fighting shall never cease!
Everyday these days you see gangs of kids hanging around shops, some never at school, some are but hang around at night,what do they have to do? no jobs, no facilities, so they are left to their own vices, daily we read about kids being shot, or knifed in our streets we saw awe, but we shrug it off and move on, well its time we realized the seriousness of the situation....
Are there any gangs hanging around YOUR area? are u scared of them? do you feel something should be done for our kids? maye YOU were a gang member yourself, love to hear from you.