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You Don't Need a Gun to Be a Man

Updated on August 8, 2017
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Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Four Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...


Roaming the streets have harden a generation of children who are being raised to idolize guns.. This is for those who are considering owning a gun, using a gun or just plain dumb...

A stray bullet and intended bullets can take a life and there is Always a Price to Pay...







Black Boy with a Gun in Your Hand , even if you shoot ten people it still won't make you a man...

All that Anger, all that playing around keeps you from finding your true crown and keeps you from settling down.

You were not born destructive and you won’t be able to laugh your way out of the hole you are digging for yourself.

If Everyday is the same way, then you are Not Growing…

Too many of you are trying hard to replace the Clowns when there is no circus in town…

Wasted Time can keep you far behind the success line…

Your focus is out of focus and all that playing around and acting like Time is on your side…Only proves that you are wasting the best years of your life and there will be a price to pay in the future…

Little Black boy you sure like to tell jokes while the life you lives goes up in smoke as you put a chokehold on the word hope…

I hear that plastic laughter…loud, rude, and in your mind you think you are being smooth…

Years from now when all the jokes and playing around fades away, How will You be standing in the future if you don’t have a plan..?

How will you become a good provider for a family or for yourself if you didn’t prepare for it?

How will you explain to Your Children when you can’t even explain life yourself?

How will you tell them about leading the nation when you avoided graduation, because it wasn’t Cool and none of your crew graduated either?

How will you be remembered and how do you want to be remembered

Little Black Boy?

Malik Canty

Word Bird

© 2013 Malik S Canty


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