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Look at Them

Look at them, tangled in insignificant conversation
about politics or stereotypes of  blacks, whites and Asians, 
lack of youth education, weather ruined vacations, how inflation squeezing their arm like “yo, I got you taken, 
and how fuel became a bill from the money that we are making.
They sacrifice the savings to keep a standard of living.
I hear then talking about their lovers lack of love that they are giving
I say communicate or leave because time is steady ticking
Look at them 
Buying expensive rims, and high fashion clothes with sneakers, lugz, and tims. Inside I soul spy like 
magnified mri’s an imaginary field force of selfishness and pride. 
Careless if they fetus die, cry internal cause maternal really means giving up a lot.
They sacrifice the club shot for shot life and dreams and  the scene of kings and queens all decken together… 
and their business is each others infused for forever playing tether with the ball of a pendulum. Uncovered 
are their memories of covers and words they’ve past uttered…it is just another case of lack of patience
Like gimme good but hold the impregnation. Bright futures still there steady waitin
Look at them
Thinking they can plan their lives, brake the rules of the beehive that ran their lives, make a little honey to 
expand their lives, then forget they folk turn around forget they wives.
See she lost her heart and he aint got no eyes but in such a dark world that man is king.’
Look at her flaunting that ring then pawning that ring because all that mattered was a shiny thing. Not the 
Look at them tryna rewind. Relight the spark that wouldn’t stay the last 20 times
It should be a crime to try to live back there. Yo people do change but change is rare
They put it all on retail so it can be re-teared
All the hurt made them cold so they don’t care
Blinded by the glare, and the lights and such
Look at them!  Don’t they know they done sold too much?

In for a short time touch instead of long term goals
People drive through they souls without no tolls
All control each other’s minds fueled hearts by coal
So hard, so swoll, so invincible is external
Look at them bout to blow so internal
Would you look at them actually living 
My observations vicarious as information I’m giving
Look at me all input but no answer
All I am is input but not the answer

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  1. Date: 11/23/2009 3:19:00 AM
    yes, I understand that I can't tell people how to live their lives like the wise men in the movies, but with humbleness I am submitting my input. Thanks for reading

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 7:01:00 AM
    Many of us are input, but writing about it is at least a start to the answer, don't you think , Roger? Good write. -Robert