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tainted Diamonds and rusted Rubies
by Christopher D. Sims a.k.a. UniverSouL
Thursday, January 10, 2002

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Our young pearls have yielded
No longer are sweet pearls of clean purity
who spend their time glamorizing their femininity
or dreaming of becoming ballerinas living lavishly
in Paris

The daughters of divine destiny
have been poisoned by the lakes of fire
surrounding this shallow society
which has suffocated their sophistication with undying penetration
of purposeless de-humanization sadly
with resurrected ego
She's become Queen of the ghetto
She's let go of herself in so many ways it's pathetic
Dissected her glory into devastating stories of damnation
I've seen our young rays of sunlight
trade in her triumph for fast life
As soon as she turns some predetermined, pitiful age
It's cool somehow for her to engage in acting out of place
Switching her hips and painting her face
Mama and daddy don't care enough
They think that's its cute
Uncaring and un-concerned
that these are the kinds of actions that turn
young girls into prostitutes

Our little ladies run wild into streets
growing up much to fast
How long will it last?
The coolest thing has become teenage pregnancy
they get pregnant to see who can have the cutest baby
It's crazy!
Then with no plans of espousing
They wind up government funded in project housing
Now despising a life far from great
but taught that it's "all good" when they wait
at their chance for Section Eight

Most important
to them is their babies in FUBU and Jordans
While their babies daddies are being shipped off for eternity
for drug dealing or some other petty felony

It's an ongoing cycle within the lives
of our feminine reflections
Sent out to fight wolves
without proper guidance and protection
We don't water our precious flowers like they deserve
So they are not to blame fully when by them
we are disappointed or disturbed
As long as we lack in nurturing them loosely
They will forever be tainted Diamonds and rusted Rubies.

(c) UniverSouL
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