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Young Brother Living Hard, Die Hard

Updated on August 4, 2012

Every day, I hear young brothers talking about how hard they are,

showing off their battle scars. Living hard, die hard.

Every day I hear young brother talking about how they have no fears, no tears.

Living hard, die hard.

Every day I hear young brothers talking about how they have to be down for the set.

And how they played some honey's to get their money's. How they rob, steal, and kill,

and how they get high off the thrill. Living hard, die hard.

Black on black death is on its all time high, young brothers, when black die they don't

multiply they just die.

Living hard, die hard.

Everyday I hear young brothers' disrespecting one another's mother and father, brothers' and sisters'.

And when someone talks about them, they want to fight and some young brothers' (glock) gun, go pop, pop, pop.

Living hard die, die hard.

Young brothers' the madness must come to an end, before you do, before we as people come to an end as we know it.

Young brothers' hear me now, believe me later on, what we are doing to each other is wrong, I know you've heard it before.

Young brothers', there is more power if all of us work together so things can get better- that's true black power.

Living hard, die hard.

Young brothers' we must educate to develop the knowledge, that is needed for us to get out of the devil's game plan that holds us down and keeps us trapped.

It's all in one's mind the way that we think and how we live, act, take and give.

We must make change to reset our destiny, our fate, our true place in life. And it's not by using a gun or knife to take another black man's life.

Living hard, die hard.

Young brothers' how long will you rob, steal, kill? Let's be real everyday.

A young brother is robbed of his life, stolen by the one who killed him or he is robbed by the wrong he had done and he is locked up in the system.

Living hard, die hard.

Every day I hear brothers' who are trying to find another way. Young brothers' who are starting to pray.

I hear young brother saying to one another, I am giving my life to our Lord, to God the Father and Jesus Christ.

He died so we could have life, with Jesus in the light I will walk with him, no more robbing, no more stealing, or killing.

I'm a young brother who wants to live and not the way I once did, so to you my brothers', I come in peace from the West and the East.

From a young brother hear me now, believe me later on, stop fighting and killing each other. Let's come together, before we are all gone as people.

Living hard, die hard.

There are to many young men who are sacrificing themselves to run the streets and with gangs. They should be gaining knowledge, an education and turning their lives around. The streets are no place for the young men who wish to roam them and are causing nothing but self-destruction with their lives.

There isn't anything like a young brother, giving their life to Christ. They are saving themselves from the ultimate destination which is death. We as a country, a people need to educate our children and get them off the streets. No more pain, no more suffering drop the guns and fighting and walk in peace with each other.


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    • Eric Powell Jones profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Powell Jones 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      ocbill: Two out of two isn't bad. Fifty percent is better than ten percent. My mom was smart to and I stayed out of trouble because of a protective mom. I also understand the embarrasment when you couldn't hang out with them.

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      6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      My parents kept me away bad kids on my block I used to play ball with. It was embarrassing as I could only give them small talk. I am glad they did not feel disrespected. I know 2 of them ended up in jail while the others are doing fine.

    • Eric Powell Jones profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Powell Jones 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      Alisha Kain: It is a blessing to see another soul saved, that is always the goal.

    • Eric Powell Jones profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Powell Jones 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      lord de cross: They have choices its what they make of themselves in society. I agree there is prejudice to a degree and bigotry; but there is no excuse for down right stupidity.

    • Eric Powell Jones profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Powell Jones 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      Wayne Brown: It is a shame that they cannot see past the darkness so their lives are enriched. We can only pray that one day, they will come to the realization that their is more to life than robbing, fighting and killing.

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      Alisha Kain 

      6 years ago

      Intense and so true. Our young men of today need to have re-direct themselves and focus on what God has in store for them. It's always a blessing to see another soul saved.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Appaling and empathic! So mnay young lives opting to stay outlawed because they have no job opportunities. They have needs like any other human being, but they have no other choices. Add prejudice and bigotry to senless evilness and you create a wall of misery. Great piece Eric bro'!

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Amen to your verses. What a shame that the determination and energy which goes into robbing, fighting, and killing each other cannot be channel into a path that produces a better life. It is difficult to break out of the momentum of one's surroundings but it can be done and the person doing must have the courage and the vision to see themselves in that role. This is a way and trust in the Lord can only help. Good Write with a Fantastic Message! WB


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