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I’ve been caged for too long
Trapped and ensnared for so long
Kept in a place I don’t belong
But I tried to stay strong
Did everything I was told to
Got the education I was supposed to
I was promised I would go places
But life has changed faces
I was told I was free, free as a bird
Why does freedom hurt so much?
Freedom aint never been this poor
Freedom aint never been this sorry
Freedom aint never been so hopeless
How can the system be so imperfect?
My ancestors begged from your ancestors
My parents begged from your parents
The system says I should beg from you
But I refuse to stretch out my hand to beg
I refuse to sing the song of a loser
I refuse to live like a beggar
The system won’t work because you don’t let it
The system stinks but you don’t see it
Free my mind, free my body, free my spirit
Away with the system, away with oppression
My solutions come from within me



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  1. Date: 9/17/2014 2:54:00 AM

    Hi John. i share your sentiments. Nice poem buddy.