The fatherless child sat in the middle of the living room floor searching for the comfort and care of his mother. Unavailable, she keeps herself locked in the bedroom with a stranger, moaning all throughout the day and night.
A lonely child, he turns to the television for entertainment, for it is all that he has and all that he knows. He finds a father figure in the man on tv, covered with tattoos and jewels, rhyming his personal blueprint to success. Selling drugs, degrading women and committing crimes are all he seems to rap about
An uneducated child. He stands in front of the mirror to mimic every hand gesture and mannerism of the man on television — his father figure. He admires him. There is no one else whom he’d rather be like than the rapper that lies to him.
Silly child, believing in the false image of a flawless woman. Hating yourself for having stretch marks, scars and bruises. Hiding behind layers of powder and cream, covering your face like a clown. You dedicate so much of your time trying to be exactly like the woman in the magazine, but you never spent time to appreciate your true natural beauty.
A foolish child, doing everything that he has seen or heard from the television. He lives his life exactly as the rapper exaggerated. Just like daddy, the man on tv. Daddy has taught him how to stunt, shoot guns, talk shit and dress fly. Like father, like son.
absentminded child, uneducated, unaware and unconcerned to the real issues that surrounds him. He’d rather dance and ignore the real issues. Those “grown folk issues” is what he describes it as. Besides, his daddy doesn’t rap about ipo’s and ira’s. but rather, vsop, e&j, yeah, he can talk about that.
Blinded child, taken off of his path to greatness and put in a world of meaningless materials and illusionary lifestyle. Rapping, walking and talking like his daddy, hoping to one day be in his shoes. Daddy doesn’t know him, doesn’t care or respect him. for he is only a customer to the rapper. A subscriber to his tales of an imaginary life.
Cloned children. Spending so much time trying to be someone else rather than trying to find out who we are. Hiding our terrified eyes behind sunglasses. Dressing up in our best costumes before leaving the house. speaking of a success that we have yet to achieve. Talking about money which we have yet to earn. Preaching freedom when we are still slaves to the media. Your idols have deceived you. They sold you a dream, and we just dream on, refusing to wake up from our fantasy lives.
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