uplift through the cracks of shattered sidewalks
where footprints of promise have faded…
and there are always fields of inspiration
where one finds the golden gleam of sunlight
shining down through gray skies of tears.
Standing on those sidewalks and in those fields
is a young boy who is chasing dreams.
You can see it in the spirit in his eyes
and within the language of every step he takes –
even in times of suffering and pain;
during times when a broken education system
challenges to sink him deep down into failure’s embrace
There is always a smile on his face
because that young boy knows he can catch those dreams
you can see within his hidden feelings of pain
on those dark days when the world
empties down upon him the wrath of poverty’s rain
and cast over him past shadows
of inequality’s seemingly unbreakable chain.
But he will never be broken, because that young boy believes
and will never stop chasing dreams
as within his heart there is pride standing tall
and beating through the vessels
of his mind
is courage paving paths of strength and prosperity.
He’s going to be somebody – that young boy – he’s going to be
the prize in tomorrow’s eye because within his soul
determination lies and within his spirit there awakens
an inspiration that will reach high and above his own limitless sky.
Tarringo T. Basile-Vaughan
“A Different Kind Of Blues”