They lock them up behind those walls the dirty secrets of society.
A mistake they all try to hide from view so they do not have to see.
The failure our system is making daily as our youth spend life behind bars.
The young people they pass on the streets while behind the wheels of luxury cars.
To them these lives are unimportant these people to them are expendable.
To them they see the dregs of society, future name and number criminals.
They go home everyday to their big house and relax and enjoy their lives.
The children they send to private schools, their accepted high society wives.
While children walk around dirty neighborhoods trying to find something to eat.
Lucky to have a used pair of shoes and a half decent place to sleep.
Children who see things they never should and know more then some ever will.
The beauty of sunshine on broken glass in the parking lot of the old shut down mill.
That now days if your a young black man, your guilty till your proven innocent.
That you’ll get more time for a non-violent crime then any white man ever spent.
They say that the courts are not racial that justice is color blind.
They try to prove innocence of one and all, but think guilty in their mind.
And no one takes any notice, till some important Doctor or lawyers child.
Is caught in a crime of passion where their good name is defiled.
Then the upper class turn and take notice of a situation so out of hand.
They see that the system is broken and there is no youth left to stand.
The upper class, middle class and lower class children of the street.
Are all being grouped together in the criminal system where they meet.
The court system is filled with our children and the crimes that put them there.
And no one can see that it could be different if we all took some time to care.
Reach out to the children around you make a difference that will last through time.
Show them the world is open to them, show them the world can be kind.
Show that there is so much more then this, that they hold their future in hand.
Show them that someone can care for them, will support them and help them to stand.
If we do not all work together to make a difference, to make some kind of change.
There will come a time in the future when the world will have to be rearranged.
Because we are losing a whole generation to a problem thought to be minimal.
Look at your own children and see the dregs of society, future name and number criminals.