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The Thug


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,

Leaving countless numbers of young people dead.


You use and sell drugs without any remorse.

Run with the thugs and thats just another dead end course.

You feel 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?

Creating fear, 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,

Distance yourself from the life youve selected.

Take responsibility for yourself and for your deeds.

Follow the path where GOD leads.





©Kent Fletcher November 29, 2007



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 hkfletcher@nc.rr.com

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