Dreams of dark nights and empty days.
Lost in an unforgiving world
where people judge you by your looks
before even getting to know you.
Lost in a world where twenty percent
of people don’t care about you
and eighty percent are glad you are struggling.
Lost in a world where you have to get it
by any means necessary to survive
in these concrete jungles.
I wasn’t born with a silver spoon.
I’m a child of the ghetto
raised off a different bloom.
I’m a Black man in White America
lost in an unwelcoming world.