Think about the
subculture of which you are a part.
Where and when
did it ever get its start?
In our society,
like a disease it has spread,
numbers of young people dead.
You use and sell
drugs without any remorse.
Run with the
thugs and thats just another dead end course.
indestructible, the drugs help with that.
You would kill or
injure another over an insignificant spat.
You claim that
you fight for and demand respect,
But look at what
you are what can you expect?
chaos and living a gangsta life,
Makes one think
that in the drawer youre not the sharpest knife.
Now if your life
is the mess that you allow it to be,
What kind of
father could you expect your child to see?
Will he grow up
thinking the way you live your life is right?
Will you even be
around to know or fall prey to a guns sight?
Where is your
gangsta life most likely to go?
From your life
here on earth, what will there be to show?
You made the
choice and there is no one else to blame,
What a wasted
life what an enormous shame!
So if you really
want to be genuinely respected,
from the life youve selected.
responsibility for yourself and for your deeds.
Follow the path
where GOD leads.
November 29, 2007
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kent Fletcher retired as Deputy Chief of the Durham NC
Police Dept. He served with that department for 301/2 years. He is a graduate
of the 162nd session of the FBI National Academy and has an AA and BS degree in
Justice Administration from Guilford College. Writing short stories and poetry
has become a part-time hobby. He can be reached at