A child questions a decision
a beehive in their deep minds
Which path will become their map?
Their sky is beyond tree lines, but only one life, not nine
can’t be scared like felines
The universe sees farthest
Its got your back like a net to a trapeze artist
An energy lashes out, branches sprout
It’s a jungle, a jumble, a tundra, a tunnel
Will you make choices where the sun’ll
shine on your bright mind?
Or will instant pleasure undo your vivid endeavors?
I beg you through words to surrender
Stuntin’ in Jordans (gets me likes)
your authentic steps the pace of a tortoise
Now you’re in a tornado, you didn’t listen to me
You never pledged to yourself
The mothers of the earth
wonder where you’ll be
when you finally say,
“I have worth”
As a teen? A parent? No longer a physical?
You on a genuine path is indivisible
Because if humans knew their worth
riots of ecstasy would never cease
A smile stretched across the world’s hemisphere as its centerpiece
You, child, have worth
Through the choices you’ve made, I promise, you still do
Let go of the pain, it’s rotting like mildew
I beg you, please