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Song Lyrics - Until A Bullet Learns How

Updated on April 4, 2017

A baby was born
Not knowing his people
Or that his path had already been chosen
When he realized the truth
Of his color and his world
He saw the struggle to keep his pride unbroken

He will never be free
Until a bullet learns how to love

He read the words
And saw the pictures
Of long ago dreamers and haters
Wondering if it was real
And what he should do
He had no idea he would become so much greater

He will never be free
Until a bullet learns how to confess

As the anthem was sung
His hand covered his heart
But his people continued to cry
His children tried to laugh
But someone told them no
He did not know how to tell his children why

He will never be free
Until a bullet learns how to be humble

A boy was put in his place
He learned about rejection
All he wanted was to make a friend
A bullet punctured his dream
But his children still knew
That grace saves what men would condemn

He will never be free
Until a bullet learns how to be human

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @PenMePretty - Sorry for the delay in responding. I appreciate you reading all my stuff. I grew up in the South and every now and then I think about those days in the 60's when children used the "n-word." Sad...

      @Eiddwen - Thank you very much. This one is kind of intense but I like to write about this topic so we don't forget there is still work to be done.

      @LeslieAdrienne - Thank you very much. You said something about my comments on the chat forum and to respond to that I just don't like the one-sided nature of many on these arguments about God. That one guy clearly is an obsessive.

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      Leslie A. Shields 5 years ago from Georgia

      Wonderful and heartfelt.... God Bless you and thanks for sharing.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great poem from you again.

      I love your hubs and look forward to each one.

      I vote up and away.

      Thanks for sharing and take care

      Eiddwen.

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      PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

      Awesome!! Your ideas amaze me. Keep those hubs coming...