What's Wrong with You Young Man?
What’s really wrong young man? Why is it that you don’t want or have a plan for a better future?
Why do you seem so comfortable doing nothing? Wanting nothing, without feeling any shame?
Are you trying to be a future clown, a future non-productive-adult? Tell me son, “What is really wrong?”
Day after day you come in the same way, with the same attitude, as if you are doing someone else a favor by attending class and not trying to pass.
Day after day you repeat the same actions of negativity that stifles your growth and put a chokehold on your future.
Whats wrong with you?
Why do you have such difficulty seeing that your future is bleeding and you are the only one doing the cutting up and other stupid stuff that doesn’t promote personal growth.
I and many others have watched you come in, play around, joke and act like school has to follow Your Rules…
Even heard you boast that you could care less about grades, care less about being respectful to anyone in authority.
I hope you have a plan that will stand, young man … I hope you wake up and see that you are the cause of most of your misery…
I hope you learn to understand that some people do Give-a-Damn about you, about your future…
I hope These Words reach you by e-mail or Show-and-Tell because underneath all that Street mentality, there are gifts in you that could better serve the world…
Gifts in you that are blocked and stopped because you curse everything and everyone around you.
You are smarter then you have shown; better fix your attitude, fix your behavior because…
consequences are piling up and waiting to unleash their full fury on you.
Get a hold, learn how to control those impulses that tell you to self-destruct and don’t-give-a-%#%@!
What’s wrong with You?
Better to hear these words from your parents, teachers, people who care, then to hear them from the police, the undertaker, or the bail maker…
Malik S. Canty