Verse-Rap Against Youthicide by Jack Hirschman

Coalition on Homelessness, SF (coh@sfo.com)
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:56:00 -0800


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Verse-Rap Against Youthicide


They're hungry, seriously hungry, by the millions now,
Kids, children under twelve, here, in this country
They're being systematically destroyed, that's right,
Your future is being starved to death, slowly
The deprivations sink in, dull, dislocate, swell up
What shouldn't be swollen, step on what needs lifting,
Break in, break down, break into little people who are
The People, The People you called yourself
One of The People for.

They are being youthicided, and if they run from where
It's poor, if they start running, and if money starts
Appearing in their little pockets as they're running,
If they get delivered by delivering, O yes,
If they get golden by holding and get their rocks off
So that they're essence of bad and deep-street tough,
They'll still be youthicided.  They're popping all night
And dropping like flies from a homegrown swat team;
Look what Bella's chow found bleeding at the curb;
A representative of the American teens.

And the dapperest rap that can snap the dope in your head off
And spit the shit out like snake poison is trying to head off
The vicious malicious unloading of even more venom
So that the blooming future of young phenoms not be
Of broken old men at fifteen wearing decades of sneers.
I tell you the hell of this system will only disappear
when we whom it robs and now whom it punishes for having been stolen from,
Move against them from our emptiness 'till that hell is overthrown.
A nation's kids of every stripe are being lynched by ropes of greed
Instead of being hugged and fed according to their needs.

Jack Hirschman

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They're hungry, seriously hungry, by the millions now,

Kids, children under twelve, here, in this country

They're being systematically destroyed, that's right,

Your future is being starved to death, slowly

The deprivations sink in, dull, dislocate, swell up

What shouldn't be swollen, step on what needs lifting,

Break in, break down, break into little people who are

The People, The People you called yourself

One of The People for.


They are being youthicided, and if they run from where

It's poor, if they start running, and if money starts

Appearing in their little pockets as they're running, 

If they get delivered by delivering, O yes,

If they get golden by holding and get their rocks off

So that they're essence of bad and deep-street tough,

They'll still be youthicided.  They're popping all night

And dropping like flies from a homegrown swat team;

Look what Bella's chow found bleeding at the curb;

A representative of the American teens.


And the dapperest rap that can snap the dope in your head off

And spit the shit out like snake poison is trying to head off

The vicious malicious unloading of even more venom

So that the blooming future of young phenoms not be

Of broken old men at fifteen wearing decades of sneers.

I tell you the hell of this system will only disappear 

when we whom it robs and now whom it punishes for having been stolen
from,

Move against them from our emptiness 'till that hell is overthrown.

A nation's kids of every stripe are being lynched by ropes of greed

Instead of being hugged and fed according to their needs.


Jack Hirschman


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is distributed without charge or profit to those who have

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for non-profit research and educational purposes only.**




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chance martin

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

468 Turk St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

vox: (415) 346.3740

Fax: (415) 775.5639

coh@sfo.com

http://www.sfo.com/~coh

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