I’m fighting for a cause!
I’m fighting for a cause because very few are willing to stand on the truth!
Many claim to want to get to Heaven
but could care less about their life
or the lifestyle they’re living
and are more concerned with how much they can receive
rather than lending a hand in giving.
My cause is evident every time I walk outside!
Though inner fear and sadness I try to hide
just so I can make someone else’s day with a smile
and that makes it all worthwhile as I continue to breathe in,
I breathe out self doubt that clouds my mind daily!
But can you see it. No! Because I’m fighting for a cause;
I’m fighting for a cause because I know the depth of life’s daily struggles!
I’m fighting for a cause because my sisters young and old need to be taught to use their bodies as something other than a playground! So I’m taking a stand!
No man, we can not get down with the get down
in the bed, on the sofa, on the table or on the ground
unless a kiss is sealed with marital bliss!
And no, giving you my digits does not mean you can afford
husband privileges because I am priceless!
My milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard
but that does not mean every Mike, Joe, Thomas, and James can take a spin
on this merry-go-round!
So, my sisters, know that you far outweigh the value of silver and gold!
And like the stories being told by our ancestors who stood so bold in the days of old,
we are Queens of royalty, destined for greatness everlasting for generations to come
with sweetness of the sound of old negro spirituals being hummed!
But can you hear it?
Don’t let the songs be sung in vain!
Stand on these words because out of my mouth, I speak the truth!
So I’m using it as something other than a trash can
so that my voice will travel to distant lands
and proclaim the victory over everyone who believes
that little boys and little girls growing up in the projects are hopeless.
God is the hope that breathes treasure into worthlessness and hope into hopelessness!
And I’m fighting for a cause because as I walk the streets alone
I can hear the silent cries of children abandoned in homes
that are supposed to be filled with love
as I pray a ray of hope into their souls
so they’ll know that their lives are not as hopeless as some make them out to be,
offering myself as a sacrifice so that I may someday lead those who may look up to me,
teaching the words that our forefathers taught,
that “we shall overcome!”
as I thank God that someone was bold enough to visualize a dream that many could not conceive. And tell my
young brothers and sisters that they, too, can have a dream;
so dream on dreamer and don’t let the struggles of life stand in the way!
Don’t worry about the hate that the nay-sayers preach!
Know that every dream you dream is within your reach!
So Grab hold of it and don’t let go!
Keep on pressing whether you’re moving fast or slow!
And this is the stand I’m taking whether in a crowd or standing alone!
But to anyone who hears the voice behind the words,
get on board and let’s go!
KNOW YOUR WORTH: YOU ARE WORTH WAITING FOR!
MY BODY IS A TEMPLE!
SEX: JUST SAY NO!
…For the battle is the LORD’S…
( I Samuel 17:47)
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