What Does it Take?

some things that only God understands…

What does it take
to change a life
from within?

Young and fearless
those 3 words,
inscribed on your chest

Invincible you were
til one day,
gun shots fired

your body running
suddenly ablaze
the sirens wailed

your family prayed
your homies await
your enemies irate

everything hurt
a miracle, you survived
and lived to tell

did you understand
you put your
family at risk?

did it matter
you committed a crime
done did your time

did you realize
a bullet would injure
more than a disk

now, though young
you’re bound to a chair
cannot run, cannot hide

a lifelong disability
you must take in stride
swallow all that gangsta pride

you leave the hospital
vowing to change
yet a few months later

it’s back to the same.

what does it take
to change a life
from within?

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4 thoughts on “What Does it Take?

  1. yay! you like the song! 🙂 i think i can understand in some way.. it’s just like our sinful nature. i always feel like i can do better next time, but then i fall back into the same bad habits. it’s really a battle.. and a battle i will never be able to fight on my own. there is power in the name of jesus to break every chain.

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