Respect the Poor or ......

Respect the poor

Or Jah will give you no more

And you will never know the cure

Jah will close your door

You will become filled with sore

And you will end up on a violent tour


Respect the poor

Avoid the bullet core

Look, you skin bore

Like the movie style, noir

If don't keep your heart pure

With 100% love for sure


Point and laugh at the poor

You finger get chop off for sure

Now you count 1, 2, 3, 4

Put you hand in the air, if you want to hear more


Disrespect the poor

Now you gone on a violent tour

Get rushed through the hospital door

Like red wine, you blood a pour


You shouldn't disrespect the poor

The doctor say him can do no more

Now you gone to hell for sure

Above the body, the spirit soar

Non-grammatical body left on the floor


You shouldn't have disrespect the poor

Should have approached with 100% love for sure

Instead you approach greedy as a boar

Should have thought twice before

Now, your flesh is being ravished like a whore


Don't Disrespect the Poor!




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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Having lived a frugal existence since I was 19 (currently 49) I respect the poor and have learned that giving is the greatest thing you can do for your fellow human.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Jesus Christ said there is more happinesss in giving than in receiving.. I don´t think he was ever wrong.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect somethingblue, what I have noticed is that humble people are the only people who look out for the poor. Once they get rich, they forgot about the poor.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Yeah my folks are that way, they think money first. When I was young and struggling with addiction their solution was to throw money at the problem hoping I would go away and not embarrass them.

They still live by the almighty dollar, but they have learned that giving love is more important than money to me and as long as I live at least a 1,000 miles away we get along great.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

respect Dim, Christ fed the multitude with only three loaves of bread.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

I could hear the music in the words.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Powerful. Voted up. Respect.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect lastheart, It is actually a reggae song, thanks for feeling the vibes.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Finance Hub, Give thanks for the energy, The link you gave me the other day has proven most useful. Thanks for looking out for the poor.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I wonder how many people reading really understand these lyrics? You a DJ Rasta? You should let Buju voice this.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Cardisa, I think lastheart and others gets it. I do publicist work in reggae(not now). I am thinking of pitching it to some Artist. Buju option too way off.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

This is an important attitude, we should never look down on anyone.....and life is funny, tables turn. The poor that people disrespect today, could be the one that would be so rich tomorrow and would help them.

Great Hub. Cheers.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respet Lady E, Thats the same thing my mother always says. Never disrespect anyone, because that person may be the one who help you out in the future.

Couple Years ago I was late for a job interview and the interviewer turned out to be a Girl who I had trained couple years before. She was now my manager and she thanked me very much for helping her in her early years when she was poor and desperate.

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