Just trying to change the world, one blogpost at a time.


12 August 2014

Is It Just Me?




Is it just me or is something wrong?
Since when did it become ‘social’ to be on your phone all day long?
When did disrespect become funny,
Why does love come second to money
And what happened to the beauty once found in the lyrics of a song?

Is it just me or is something not right?
When did it become normal to see kids ‘posted up in ends’ at night?
Since when does successful woman translate to bad bitch,
Why do so many aim to tear down rather than enrich
Why is it so unusual for a young black female to be polite ? :/

Is it just me or are things really bad?
How many of us have felt the consequence of violence first-hand?
Why do we still forget to treasure those we care about
When we know there’s a chance they won’t always be around
Why do we continue to bury our heads in the sand?

Is it just me or are we a little lost?
Instead of greeting each other with smiles, it’s just pure frost!
Ladies why put it all out for everyone to see
And then get annoyed when he’s focused on your cleave?
When choosing how to spend our time why do we forget about the opportunity cost?

It’s scary to think about the direction in which our generation is going
And how much we contribute to the fire without even knowing
But if we all do our best to be the best we can be
Act with good intentions and speak with integrity
Then our lives will be filled with a light that will keep on glowing!

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I was all up in my feelings with this one - its extreme but I do really feel like there's something going wrong with our generation. When I had Twitter (deleted it now) some of the things I saw that came under 'banter' actually made me angry/sad. I am nowhere near perfect but something, whether its age or circumstance, has made me want to try a lot harder to encourage positivity amongst us.
We are capable of so much!
Stay Blessed,
Selorm

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