One of Us, One of Them

I don’t want to be a sad person
Nor do I want to be consumed with anger.
But there are so many entities in the world we live in
that evoke such emotions on a daily basis.
The single mother struggling to make ends meet.
The homeless man we disregard when we pass on the street.
We don’t need to look to Africa when there are so many people
right in front of us who need help.
The little boys and girls who are constantly abused as a result of society’s negligence.
Taking life from another human being over foolery.

People are no longer rewarded based on merit,
but through lies, schemes and unethical means.
To an education system that’s no longer about learning but getting ahead.
A government that tells you to go to college
but there’re no jobs and you’re left in debt.
Employers who demand experience but refuse to give you a chance,                              but expect a rose to grow from concrete.                                                                      Many people are realizing like myself,                                                                                that we have to make our own opportunities.                                                                  We can no longer depend on a failing system.

All these things truly sadden me
And its not just any kind of sadness, but one that dwells within my consciousness
And reminds me of who I wish not to be..
One of those “if it doesn’t directly affect me, I don’t care” beings.

Our society is in need of a complete face lift,
And we the young, intelligent, innovative minds are equipped with the necessary tools.
Our world can no longer be driven by the desire to make a profit.                                   But how do you purge that hunger away from billions of people?

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