Back In The Day

by Hussein

Back when Brothers hung out on corners, drank wine and sang.
Now on those same corners, heroin, meth and coke they slang.

Back when young folks minds were on Chico Sticks and Now-N-Laters.
Now they pontificate about Bitches, Hoes and Haters.

Back when we passed love notes with  signed with X's and O's
Now we send text messages with pics of us without any clothes

Back when our music was filled with odes of love and Anthems of Black pride
Now it promotes self-hate, sex and genocide.

Back when it came to raising children which block was it's own village.
Now we live in fear of becoming the next victims of rape and pillage. 

Back In The Day by Hussein

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