Focus (Brandy Goodman Poem #5)
We have all lost our focus
In the world we live today.
To busy worrying about the effect
When the cause should be on display.
Sexism, Racism and discrimination
Are all problems that’s true
But instead of placing blame
You should be asking “What did I do?”
“How am I a part of the problems
Society dwells on today?
What can I do to fix it?
How do I change my ways?”
The answer to all these questions,
Is one tiny little word
Kids are where our answers lie
You may think that idea absurd.
But really think about or kids
And the society in which we live.
They grow up thinking “It’s all Mine.”
So they say “Give it too me, Give it too me, Give.”
They grow up with absent parents
Who are too busy to teach
And when their caught doing wrong
We don’t explain we preach.
Or even worse we do nothing
No punishment will stick
Because we’re a bunch of cowards
Who don’t want to be seen as strict.
We want to be our kids friend
Not the one to law down the law,
And we tell them that they’re owed
That is a huge flaw.
No one is owed anything,
If you want it, it must be earned.
If we had taught them that
There’s be no riots or businesses being burned.
There may not exactly be peace,
But if taught wrong from right
Or told no instead of yes,
They wouldn’t be wounded at every slight.
The world has many problems,
But we’re too focused on our wants
To see through the awful haze
To the real problems out front.
We are failing our kids left and right
But it’s not too late to change.
Take stock of your life
And see what needs to be rearranged.
Talk to your kids and listen,
They have a lot to say.
We could turn the world around
In such a positive way.
Teach your kids to be better,
Teach them all you know,
Show them by living right,
TEACH them how to grow.