BUT MAMA SAYS PRAY

BUT MAMA SAYS PRAY

Overview

Pushed around in the schoolyard
Made to play alone
Forced into circles, because of my skin tone
But mama says pray

People always dyin
Everybody’s cryin
Afraid of the unknown
Will I ever get grown?
But mama says pray

Chaos on the TV
Violence in the street
Anger is the new black
I’m under spiritual attack
But mama says pray

Poised to take the next big fall
Can’t be heard, voice too small
Leaders, teachers gone astray
Future seems too far away
But mama says pray

My virtue I have promised
Keeping pure, staying honest
I am a target for the enemy
Young and old, try to get at me
But mama says pray

I’ve always been told
I’m the daughter of a King
That one day, my father will come for me
Until then I’m gonna pray

 

By Bianca Beckley