The news reports another child shot and then died
His family alone dealing with the pain inside
The media questions who is at fault
The funeral homes making money on closing each vault
Sincerely consider who is to blame
Is it these children playing this game?
Is it the mothers who are not at home
Leaving their babies on the streets to roam?
Is it the daddies who will not give hugs
Proud of their kiddos for becoming thugs?
Is it society turning a blind eye
Playing on their phones while our young people die?
Is it the cops who think it’s fun
Going around bullying people with their gun?
Is it the government that doesn’t care
If they get the vote or not is their biggest scare?
Is it the media our children see
The violent images shown on TV?
Or the video games people play
Getting excited as victims are blown away.
I think it’s time for us to take a stand
Go to your neighbors and shake his hand
Watch as the kids go down your street
This may mean literally getting up on your feet
Say hello and wave good-bye
This may seem strange but give it a try
All these moms staying up at night
Praying to God and living in fright.
I watch the news with tears in my eyes
A stray bullet hit as another child dies