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it starts with us

what will tomorrow bring
 if today brought so much sorrow
that always has me wondering 
do i even want to see tomorrow

im tired of all the disappointments
im tired of all the problems we face
im tired of all the unemployment 
im tired of all the disgrace

we make no sort of sacrifice 
in making everyday a better day
yet we pray for a better life 
but we refuse to change our ways

we do have all the power
to bring about a change 
yea the choice is ours
we who bares  the shame

we can see a brother lying in the street
lookin as if he's about to die
when all he ask for was something to eat
yet we still pass him by

too busy to go out you way 
or to go out on a limb
 probly worried about someone would say
if they saw you helping him

and those of us too busy living our life
that we cant even give our children a hug
or offer a gentle word of advice 
and wonder why they're strung out on drugs

then the fact that we put our trust in people 
that tends to lead us astray 
doing anything they can and calling it legal 
and pushing us to go that way

and that's a few examples of our problems today
yet we hope for a change
but as long as we continue to live this way 
then we only have ourselves to blame

Copyright © Robert Walker

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  1. Date: 8/4/2012 7:29:00 AM
    a lot of wisdom in these words. nice one!

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 6:08:00 AM
    Too true Robert, good write xx