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Ghetto Prisoners (an inspirational poem )

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Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
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Georgia, Fulton


0 posted 01-22-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg


I wrote this poem last year as you can see.
I basically wrote this for my fellow black brothers
who's on the streets selling their souls to Satan.
This poem I write, may not change a whole lot of things but I know that it has the power to reach out and touch someone who's in the position I explained above.

Ghetto Prisoners, rise, rise, rise!
Wake-up, wake-up, and change your lives!
It's almost the end of 1999
and it's about time for the new millenium
and if you ain't ready,
time will pass you by.
With all this technology coming on,
if you don't apply yourself, then you'll be gone!
There ain't no future with pot and crack,
all that's doing is holding you back!
What are you gonna tell your kids and grandkids,
what you did,
for a career.
It's time to make a change,
before it's too late!
It's time to lift yourself out of the mud
and show society, what you're made of!
Otherwise, you'll be handcuffed and imprisoned,
like the next person who didn't listen.
First, you have to have self-esteem,
before you can reach any dream.
You have to strive to stay alive,
or else, you'll die!
Please, all I ask is for you,
to make it your mission,
not to end up in the ghetto prison.
But it has to be in your decision,
under your admission,
to make things in life right,
for one last time.


 Nathan
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Denise
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1 posted 01-22-2000 03:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful poem, Nate! And you're right, it has to be each person's decision. You can't force someone to avail themselves of their potential. All we can do is pray for them.
Excellent message in this, Nate!

Denise


[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 01-22-2000).]
Nate Dogg
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Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


2 posted 01-25-2000 02:06 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you Denise, I knew that you would have responded!

 Nathan
 
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