If We Don't Learn

by B.T. Bonner

Chaos will plague our city streets
and the Magnificent Mile will be cut up into blocks

no more boutiques, no more shops
If we don't learn before the cops

respecting elders and their simple ways
will turn to senseless shootings and unmarked graves

quiet evenings in the family room
will sing like lightening playing the devils tune

classrooms teaching the A,B,C's
to counting bullet holes 1,2,3

One stop shopping at the corner quick-mart
will be shook down by Korean Cops

Korporate American and the games they play
will have to make money the old fashioned way

Amusement park rides on the bumper cars
will be hit-and-run driving just for fun

Reform schools where catholic children play
will be barred with chicken wire to house their stay

Addicts will become more addicted
Their mind will become more conflicted
If we don't Learn........

FreakNic, Parties and the Summer Months
our children turning tricks and tokin' on blunts

The subways will be filled with sewer rats
that eat up their victims after they attack

Jehovah Witnesses' will be on the corner of Vincinnes & 112th
trying to remember the difference between Worship and Wealth

Drive by shooting will become the White Mans Burden
then the hammer will fall like the Iron Curtain

Our childrens dreams will die in the dark
their light of hope will become a spark

Our Revolution is dying for a chance to burn
But It'll never exist If We Don't Learn......

If We Don't Learn by B.T. Bonner

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