Messed Up World

Eleven year old Tiane Parris from South Africa wrote this rap song. She’s a symbol of hope that our futureĀ  generation will take care of our world a little better than what she came to meet. Here is her piece on how she sees our world.

I’m just a teenage girl
in a messed up world
half the people here are crazy
politicians all are lazy
cause I was walk in in the street
I was trip pen trip pen
cause peeps on the street they were suffering suffering
people walked by

they just ignored
some of those kids
have never seen a school bored
health is an issue
people got no tissue
patients turned away
that’s what they say
cause no medical aid
the govment never paid
cause they ain’t no taxes
people getting waxes

whatthere’s poverty ya
it’s politics ya
they all want the power
people treated sourno education, not even ‘electricity
water is scarce
just a little slashthere’s global warming
like the bees when they swarming
the little birdie lost a wing
let me tell you this, somt-thingit’s hot
it’s cold
it’s rainin
it’s not

our environment is dying
plants and animals are crying
weather patterns weird
death of animals is feared

what are we doing boat
the rhino pouching
what are we doing bout
all dem strikes

1.. 2..3
cresendo: what r we what r we gonna do

low down low baby bringnit down slowx2

how do we stop poverty
how do we stop hate
there’s something big going on
no food on plates

the youth are unemployed
life can’t be enjoyed
the world is bad
soon we’ll all need elbow pads

minimum wage
on every single page
houses are a dream
for sum naw mean

trees are dying
coming down fast
it’s a well known secret
that they need to last

the colour green
in nature barely seen
in exchange for white paper
can’t we use it later
the world is stuck
it’s falling in a rut

donna what going on
donna what gonna happen x2
just a troubled teenx2
you naw mean…

there are many of me
that don’t no know what to do
don’t you see
it’s up to you

Feint & Margin

Feint & Margin is a weekly, online, Pan-African publication featuring writings and thoughts from Ordinary Africans who have Extraordinary minds. We represent the True Voice of the African Citizen.

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