It’s a mental mind fuck
Gay or straight
Black or white
Depression or happiness
A blurry line clouds my judgement between acceptance and insanity
Growing up on the street corners filled with the angst of breaking curfew
It was a time of simplicity
A time of righteousness, when there was no definition
Friends shared a 40 and an empty dream
We were fine with that
Corruption was a game we played with spray paint and spirit
What is going on in this melting pot of ignorance?
We hate one another just to be accepted by a mass of faceless names
Guns may kill, but words wound
I found love inked on a slip of paper tucked inside a fortune cookie
I added a hash tag and make a statement
Now it flies in the wind for the next cause
A symbol of a world we want; a world we are afraid to act upon
We pray to heal, but no one is bleeding
Coy in our mourning disguising the pain in wine and beer
What is this game of deception we play on the board game of life?
It is a foolish attempt to care
Where are you Lord?
What are you waiting for Jesus?
You taught us to love and we still kill
Or just address us with the ultimate gesture; a word from the mouth of a jester acting as a king as we all play in this tragic comedy