2K2: Ghetto Fab
Scene I: Tutor,
Nurse, Chorus, children
all Medea’s done for Jason. After she left her home, left
her family, left her whole life back in LA. Now Jason’s gone
and left her. Now she’s all alone in D.C. with two little
boys to raise on her own.
Jason’s not just leaving her—he’s trying to tell
her that what he’s done is right. He left her for the mayor’s
daughter, Glauce. He says Medea’s boys will be celebrities.
Glauce can talk her daddy into letting them live in the mansion,
buy them some fancy clothes, get them into a good school. Maybe
he can get them a recording contract, make them famous. Creon does
know how to get things done if he wants to. But why would he want
to help Medea’s children? Jason’s going to give him
some grandbabies of his own.
Nurse: If only
they had never gone to the Ja Rule concert in LA. If the breath
of slime had never blown them toward the District Building. If the
plane’s belly didn’t crash to the ground and shake the
people til they died, then Jason and Medea would never even have
Tutor: How is
Nurse: Oh, my
friend, she is crazy. She’s so down, down in the dumps, cuz
she’s not getting enough affection at home. I feel really
sad for her, too. When Jason’s house suffers, that’s
where my loyalty lies.
house? This ain’t his house, it’s gone. Jason is a cellmate
sleeping in a princess’s bed. And Medea’s stupid for
marrying him. Now she’s in her room drowning her sorrows in
tear-salted ice cream. No one can make her feel better.
Tutor: She stop
crying? You must be crazy. But sweetie, her grief has just started.
It hasn’t half started, not yet. How I wish they had never
met. But Cupid always trying to stick somebody together that don’t
belong. That battleaxe sat up dair and ruined her life. All his
double crosses--What type game is he on?
Tutor: Oh Medea.
Things are going to get worse.
he know she can get any man she want, when she want, how she want,
and even more? Any man would love to wake up beside her in the morning.
She admits it.
She was a fool to get involved with that fake-me-out bling bling
thug. She could go get another thug, you know one who drives a Mercedes,
have her kids in a chrome coffin.
Tutor: Her and
him could live together and make all the babies in the world if
anyone is crazy enough to remarry her again. She has hurt herself
Tutor: Oh, nothing.
I shouldn’t say this, but, um, she better save her tears.
She ain’t heard the worst yet.
now. Stop playing. Tell me.
Tutor: I heard
Creon wants to put her out of town. I was taking the bus to Eastover,
trying to get some fresh fruit from the market, and I overheard
this old man talking about Creon want to banish Medea and those
kids of hers.
Nurse: I know
Jason won’t stand for something like that.
Nurse: Oh my
god, I hate that fool.
do you see what your father has done?
Nurse: (to children)
Get in the house.
Medea: I wish
I was dead.
Nurse: Get in
now. And play. Your mother isn’t feeling well.
Medea: I hate
my life. Children don’t say anything about your father to
Nurse: Why hate
your children cause of Jason? Oh Zeus, help this crazy woman. Oh
Athena help her.
Chorus: I heard
please kill my soul. I wish a bolt of lightning would come from
the sky and pierce my head! Why should I live any longer? I mean,
there isn’t reason for me to be here anymore.
do you hear this? Medea, stop praying like that. You are trying
Medea: I'm so
sorry I left my family for this low life man. Children, do see how
this, this deceitful dog of a husband treats me? Forget our wedding
vows we told each other. I just want to see Jason and his tramp
of a bride burnt to a crisp, their ashes spread throughout hell,
for the hurt and pain he's caused me.
If only Medea
hadn’t gone to Barefeet while
Jason was picking
out his Kenneth Cole shoes
Then maybe they
wouldn’t have stumbled over each other
when the Chinese
man was trying to find her size.
Now all that
is left are broken hearts, torn shirts and pants
coffins of 400 B.C.
Now I sit here,
confused because Medea insists on
murders with intense agony
But I alone
sit here and agree to her every word,
hoping and praying
that she won’t kill me next
The one thing
that I wish wouldn’t have happened was
that I was put
in the middle of a bleeding broken stone on a sunny day
I, myself, fear
The fear I fear
is like a crucifying death
they live a peaceful life like oak and ivy?
he know love is the only thing that irons his shirt and puts on
before a hard
find out the madness of Medea through the firestones
that fuel all
of her angers mixed with the fears.
Scene II: Medea,
Jason, Creon, Chorus
Jason: You know,
I;ve noticed something and this aint the first time. Its nothing
but trouble to let your emotions get the best of you, and that's
you all over the place, woman. You could've stayed in DC, even stayed
at my crib if you just listened up to a mans reason. But no, you
gotta go flyin' off the handle, just like a woman, so baby you're
Medea: Say what?
head, holding up hand]: Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah. Your words aint nothingtheyre
too tied up in your heart. Moan and groan all you wanna, I'm not
sweatin' it. After how you talked to me, my girl, and my man Creon,
you're lucky were just kickin' you out instead of kickin' you down.
I tried to discuss things with you, but it doesn't work so later!
Medea: You better
watch your back. And your people. And your two boys.
Creon [is a
bundle of energy, pointing all over the place, maybe has a little
bit of Don King in him]: That's right, little lady. I ain't havin'
you in my town NO longer! Youre an accident waiting to happen, catastrophe
crouching in the shadows, disaster bout to drop down out of the
sky! Goodbye, little Miss Potential Torrential Terror!
a no-good, no-thinking, no-caring Why are you changing on me? I
didn't do nothing to you yet.
hold up, I'm not sending you away empty-handed. You've got to leave,
but I know leaving isn't easy, and I don't want my kids hurting.
I know you hate me, but a part of me does still love you, and don't
want to see you all go with nothing.
Creon: Oh come
on now, he's still her caretaking man, now ain't that the sweetest
Jason: Oh Lord
worm! If I could think of something worse to say, Id say it. You
ain't no man. NO man at all. Think you're big to give me some money
to go away with, like that buys my forgiveness, like that heals
what you slashed all up. Lets just take a little look back at our
I know our past.
us just take a little old look-see. Don't worry, Ill be quick so
you can pay attention. You come on out to LA on tour, we meet by
chance, out of nowhere at Bare Feet Shoes, and we start something
that I thought was really special and it was, for a long time. Somehow
or other you get involved with them crooks on the street I still
don't know exactly what you did to wrong them and they decide they're
coming after you with everything they got. What exactly did you
do to them anyway?
ain't none of your business what a man does!
Creon: Now that's
the truth, tried, true, and triumphant!
But I got you outta town fast. And kept you off the plane that crashed.
I saved you from the grave. From the grave! I didn't even know all
the details and stuck my neck out for you, believing in you! Ain't
no way I could go back to my hood they'd be after me then too. I
had to leave it all, all for you. And that was ok at the time I
didn't feel like my home was much of a home at that time anyway.
right, so I gave you a home! A new home, a real home.
Medea: And now
I gotta leave again. I'm orphaned twice.
on cryin', woman.
it to the judge, sweetie. Oh that's right, I AM the judge!
of love is maddening. When that love is taken away, an even deeper
madness sets in.
Jason: If only
men didn't need women to have kids. What a better world this would
be, and Tylenol would be out of business. As long as you kissin'
on your woman and cooing, ooing, ahing all over the place like some
baby bird, everything's straight. Soon as a man wants to take care
of some business, that's it.
you're a truth machine today!
complaint is a common one among men. Doesn't mean its right, but
it sure is a popular opinion.
Medea: To me,
an evil man who is a good speaker is the most guilty of them all.
He'll betray you because he knows he can cover his crime with words
of wisdom, but he's not so smart after all. So you turn me into
the evil one with your rich boy talk. If you weren't a liar you'd
have to tell me to my face first, and not get married behind my
Jason: I knew
if I mentioned it, you would have been even worse with the situation.
You can't even concentrate because of your evil mind that's taking
over the rest of you.
not even the issue! You're an old man with a young wife, which ain't
nothing to be proud of.
Jason: Get this
through your skull: it has nothing to do with how old my wife is,
but like I said, to make security, to make sure your futures set
and my children are of royal blood.
Medea: I hate
the future, especially yours, and I don't want anything to do with
it. Ill have no part.
Jason: You know
you're gonna change your mind and when you do, you'll forget about
good being evil. You'll stop thinking that you are poor when you
Medea: Why are
you insulting me? You have a house and I'm homeless.
was your decision. Don't blame me for your mindless mistakes.
Creon: Put a
bag over your brain, girl. Your logic is ill!
Medea: Old man,
shut your bullhorn mouth, its getting hot out here! Jason, did I
make you my wife and then cheat on you?
Jason: You cursed
the man and his family.
fate sends me its own curse.
Jason: I won't
talk about this anymore. If you need anything else I'll give it
to you and the children. You'd be an idiot to refuse this offer.
You have everything to gain if you stop acting so crazy.
can make me be with you and your friends, or take your gifts, so
don't give me any. A liar's presents have no luck.
then. Let the gods witness that I've done my part, and you still
say no. It will only be worse for you.
been out here too long with me, go with your young wife. Have your
fun with her.
Jason: I think
Ill do just that.
Why, oh why cry?
I'm a man, I'm
a soldier, and they cry very seldom.
So many things
When I talked
to her face to face, I heard her voice
a sounda swift song of sorrow,
I cant believe
I can speak about her with such pity.
She wants to
be respected, but on the inside she's just hurt,
And I'm the
cost, while she's just a statistic.
You must be
a powerful man to make her feel so soft-shelled.
Do I really
need Glauce is this good for my children?
I don't believe
I know what I believe in
I'm a confused
a shattered past to predict a bleary future.
I found a woman's
Achilles heel, then broke her heart.
Scene III (Medea
stands as at the end of Scene II.)
you think I hurt enough? Should I cry? Should I kill myself? C'mon
now, y'all know me better than that. Y'all know I'm not emotional.
I gonna shake them haters off. I'm too pretty to kill myself. I'm
like a walking name brand. That lil tramp isn't worth my trouble.
you calling a tramp? Huh. Maybe you're not as pretty as you thought.
are you doing with my man, you reckless princess?
better go get your mama, cause I know he married someone bigger
you see is whatcha get. And I look better than you, honeychild.
Your man came to see me three months ago. And anyway, if he wanted
you he would be with you. Do you know how many guys are lined up
outside for me?
I saw the line. Its back at my house.
I got your man. I can get any man I want. It just so happens I got
yours. You know I look better than you.
in the dark.
hatin' on who? Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Medea: I got
two little boys whose daddy walked out on them. I got your daddy
telling me to leave town before morning. I got nowhere to go. Me
and my babies will be homeless. This aint no game.
not my fault if you cant control your man. Okay? He might have loved
you once. He told me he did. But I guess you just got too old or
ugly, and he just don't love you no more.
makes you think he wont cheat on you too? You wont be this young
Glauce: I know
how to keep a man happy. I know how to make a man stay because he
loves me, not because he's afraid of me. You're always trying to
work your spells and roots and put the evil eye on someone. How
could my poor man stand to live like that? My man just wants a little
He's my man now.
Medea: He may
be yours for now, but not for long.
that supposed to mean?
Medea: Oh, nothing.
Jason's just trifling. Hell always be a two-timer.
Glauce: I think
hell change, once he gets to know what real loving is like.
do you know about real love? I'm the one that saved his life. I'm
the one who gave up my family, gave up my home for him. Im the one
who had his two baby boys.
can keep your two little youngins. Hell have plenty of new babies
Im going to get Jason right now.
Glauce: Go ahead.
He's at my place. Where he stays. You can go visit if you feel like
ok. Really. That's just fine with me. But hell be sorry he met you.
Scene IV: Medea
Medea! Old friend, long time no see, huh? Peace to you, Medea. Between
us old friends, there is no better greeting. It's been awhile.
to you, Aegeus. What's up, dog. It has been awhile. Son of Pandion
the wise man, where you come from? Where you been?
Aegeus: At Delphi,
the ancient oracle of Apollo. I been up to New York, to see that
wise priestess Miss Cleo. I needed some sound advice.
Medea: The center
of the world. Why?
Aegeus: To ask
for some lil rugrats and for her to bless me so that my seed is
Medea: How old
Medea: I mean
come on now! All these years and you ain't got no kids?
I don't got none, so I guess I wasn't meant to, but still, something
Medea: You got
a wife or not?
Aegeus: Of course
I have a wife. I got me a honey.
did Miss Cleo say to you about having children?
Aegeus: It was
too complicated for any human to interpret. I couldn't really understand
her cuz she answered me with like a riddle or something. I was disturbed
by it. Plus that genuine Jamaican accent of hers is hard for me
Medea: Is it
alright for me to know what she said?
young, it's ok, you're kinda smart. Maybe your brain is what is
needed; you might be able to figure this out.
then, spit it out.
said to stay off the Hennessy, and stop drinking that gin and Remy
would help too.
Medea: How long?
I got home safe to my wife.
Medea: Ok, I
see, but why you come down here? Aren’t you the man in Philly?
know Pittheus, right? The old man around here who’s seen it
Medea: Big Pete.
Yeah, I know him. Good man. Religious.
G: I want to
ask him for advice about Miss Cleo. I don’t know about you,
but I’m not too sure about her, so I wanted, you know, like
a second opinion.
Medea: Big Pete’s
ok, he’s not a bad person to check with.
G: Big Pete’s
my dog! We were in the war together.
Medea: I hope
you find happiness and get what you want.
G: Hey, you
look pale like you haven't slept in a month. You don't look happy.
What's wrong? Something happen?
Medea: My husband
is a traitor. I hate him, he's pure evil.
G: Why you say
that? I can't believe that? What he do?
Medea: He left
me. He cheated on me, after all this time that I've been loyal and
never been with anybody else.
G: Yeah, but
what he do? Tell me exactly what happened.
Medea: He got
him another woman, and now I’m supposed to be my sister’s
keeper or some such foolishness. He slept with her and now he's
married her. But I ain’t laying down like that.
G: He has never
done anything like this before.
Medea: He once
loved me, but now it's over.
G: Was you bugaboo
or did he already love someone?
Medea: He was
already sneaking around with her. Problem wasn’t with me,
it was with his wandering old eye, afraid of death and everything
G: Let it go
then. Nothing you can do about it—Kirby Puckett said you can’t
worry about what you can’t control..
but he fell in love with Creon's daughter, that rich little fancy
thing prancing all over town like she’s something big.
G: I see why
you're so mad. That woman’ll wear on anybody’s nerves
the way she carries herself.
put me in exile too. I gotta go.
G: Is Jason
doing anything about that?
Medea: Not a
thing! Think he cares? Please. I am in exile. Can you receive me
in Philly, and let me stay at your crib? I promise you'll get children.
G: How you sure
I’ll have kids?
Medea: I know
some things. What do you say, boy?
G: Ill try anything
at this point. If you know some voodoo or some vitamins or something,
you let me know. As for hanging with me up in Philly, you gotta
get there yourself, but that's cool. Come on up.
Medea: Say an
G: You don't
Medea: I trust
you, but not these other people.
girl. You got my word. I swear.
Scene V: Medea,
Nurse, Tutor, Chorus, Jason, Children
Medea: My man
G’s gonna take care of me after I take care of this place.
Jason talks about taking care of business, well it’s my turn
now to do just that.
Nurse: Dog don't
worry about it, you still got your sons and your business with you
know who and you know where. Don't even worry about that man and
his trick. They may have each other, but they don't got what you
I know, but still you can't blame a sister for hurting a little.
don't go through with this, Jason loves you very much.
Medea, don't do this. Don't be crazy.
loves me? I wish that I was dead. How'd my life end up here? I walked
out on my father, betrayed my people. Now this.
Tutor: Do you
hear this? Our girls death wish? No way
Nurse: I ain't
believing this wack world.
Medea: I finally
have somewhere to go, so before I leave, all of my enemies shall
die. I asked Jason to love me till death do us part and now were
gonna part. I have a present for Jason and the bride. Death, the
best gift for someone that's pulled this. What are you all looking
Chorus: We still
dogs but don't do this Medea, it's not right.
Medea: You don't
even know me like that.
don't kill your children.
I don't love them? You're wrong. I love them as much as anything
on this earth. But justice is more powerful than love. This is my
way of setting things straight. Jason's betrayal is what this is
about he's betrayed these kids too, in a way, and now hell pay.
Love is nothing to Jason. Love be shattered, justice will be done.
is murder justice?
up. Go get Jason for me.
asking me to take part in something terrible.
Medea: Go get
Jason now chump.
shakes head, reluctantly obeys]
Jason: You took
me from partying. Now what?
Medea: I want
you to forgive me. You tried to make life better for our kids, but
I didn't listen. Kids, say hi to your Daddy. Put your arms around
Jason: It seems
you've changed. You are more caring and loving, but you are still
not a real woman. Why are you crying?
give them shelter, I'll take care of them real good. You got nothing
to worry about now.
Medea: No, see,
I'M keeping my kids.
Medea: I'm the
one that takes care of them. Always have. Get your wife to let them
stay. I got a gift for you two.
some Remy with a special ingredient.
thanks, Medea. There's a big party going on tonight, right now as
a matter of fact.
Medea: You better
drink it too. It cost me a lot. I want you and Glauce and Creon
to have a toast on me, ok? Drink to the future.
you're alright, I don't know. But we can have a little drink of
up, I want the boys to deliver the goods, ok? I want it to be like
a peace offering from my part of the family to theirs. I want them
to drink first, you hear? Its proper that way, and we should be
proper about this right?
Jason: Ok, that's
cool. You're straightening out. That's good to see.
this gift to Miss Glauce and Mr. Creon and let them know that they
can go on and live easy with Jason. Like he says, its all for the
best. Me and Jason did have a good life together, but things end,
so Ill just accept things as they are. You got it?
[exits with kids]
I ought to slap you silly. You know I cant stand when you do that
stuff wit your sons. What do they got to do with this? Cant be draggin'
I said, don't worry about Jason's sorry, good for nothing trifling
here it comes. The death of Creon and the daughter. She will party
and drink, and so will the father, and then the gift of death will
toast the future and the future will crush them.
Nurse: I feel
for Jason. I will cry for him. Things have gotten to a point where
nothings right anymore. How do we get all tangled up like this?
Chorus: No more
hope. No more hope for my children. They are on the verge of dying.
Jason, you see? It is all because of you that your children will
luscious boards of love
body from my savage whips of pain
valuable time living a lustful life
And every day
I live with his curse
Why do things
have to be this way?
these so-called gods that I worship warn me?
I realize that
this hate that I carry is unabolishable
Do I value my
Do I value my
I left a life
of love for a life of translucent lust
I have this
feeling of weakness,
and I just want
to slit my wrists to end the pain
But I must get
I admit that
I can’t even see 50% of myself, my curse, my children
Maybe I would
have had a better life on my own
crazy how it took me all these years to realize
that my man
was a gold digger
I betrayed my
father, mother, and brother in the worst way for nothing.
You know, my
life seems just like a play
Scene VI: Kool-Aid,
Hakeem, Glauce, Jason, Creon
me Miss. Our mother, Medea, ex-wife of your new husband Jason, told
us to come down here and give you these gifts and to ask you to
ask your father if he'll let us stay here in DC.
mother no longer hates the marriage of me and Jason? She’s
finally bowed down to beauty and reason?
alright wit you. She was just a little hurt that our father left
her and we were supposed to leave.
seems like she's cooled off some. She's leaving in the morning and
gave us this to drink so that her part of the family makes peace
with this new part. What do you say?
have a toast like the man says! The kids can stay, why not? Pour
it man, lets have a taste.
you. I'm next.
Scene VII: Tutor, Medea, Messenger, Chorus, Nurse, Children
Tutor: The boys
can stay in DC. Glauce and Creon loved the gift, she said it would
be perfect for the party. What’s up? Ain't this good news?
in sort of a way, but then, no.
then cheer up.
Medea: My children.
Come here. You can stay here. But you will have no mother. I will
be miserable, and I will be sent away to some other place. I will
never see your brides. All my precious care, all my aching and all
the suffering I went through in labor with you. Sons, why are you
looking at me that way?
don't want to stay here alone. Were afraid something bad might happen.
Medea: I know
that you'll miss me, but try to move on. Right now the princess
is dying. Here comes a slave. He probably has bad news.
you have to escape. Take the metro, your car, the subway, whatever.
mayor and his daughter are dead.
Medea: Oh that's
is good to you? What are you, possessed?
me feel better and tell me what happened.
your kids came in, she saw the Remy and said she would ask her father
if the boys could stay, and he said alright, so the boys left. They
had a toast and started drinking. Creon and Glauce paused for a
second, but 10 minutes later they were out on the dance floor, shaking
like crazy. 2 minutes later, after all the moving, they died.
is the day of the curse.
to do? My courage has died.
make them suffer for their fathers mistakes. Don't do it, heart,
let your children live. They have things awaiting them in the future.
You'll live in Philly and your children will make you happy.
Medea: No. I will not let any part of him get to me. This is when
I kill them and hurt Jason. The children I bore are now going to
die. [goes inside]
help this woman. She is going to make the biggest mistake of her
life. Shes off to the killing.
get off me, don't touch.
Nurse: I'm going
Tutor: I don't
think we can do anything at this point.
no! No! Ahhh!
hear our prayers.
smash the brain with hateful desires
And Army men
from the FBI barge in and interrupt my cruel tensions.
of unfolding a plan is thrilling to me.
my life would be like spoiled cream pies
And old pizza
that gives heartburn.
As of now, my
life is fictitious,
Full of agony
My enemies will
feel the pain of a thousand knives
until they perish,
To hell and
burn till their bones melt.
What a world
I love revenge.
Scene VIII: Jason, Chorus, Medea
Jason: A youngin!
You woman right there. Is Medea still at your crib? Where she at?
That killer. Vile murderess! Or did she roll out? I swear she hits
ghost-fast. My revenge for the royal house. She smoked my man AND
my girl. Does she expect to run and not get punished? Forget her.
I only care about the kids. I came to get my boys. [is near incoherent,
ranting] Creon's family…kill them just for the crime of their
mother…gonna go get my 9 and shoot that woman. Crazy lady
killed my wife and her pops…she's gotta be punished. I've
come to save my sons, take them away from their crazy mama.
you ain't learned yet how great your problem is. Do you even know
what she's done? She's gone way too far.
trouble? What do you mean she's gone too far? She tryin' to do something
to me? A yo that freak trying to kill me too!
killed your sons, yo. Your boys are dead. Your babies' mama killed
Where my kids at?
the door. You'll see.
the door so I can see my sons and kill Medea!
hitting on my doors like that. If you got a beef, say something
and don't touch me.
Jason: You killer.
Why did you do such a thing? You killed my sons. I am now childless.
I hope you don't go to heaven when you die. I was mad about what
went on in LA, but then we got married, had two children. And you
murder them. I don't know why I married you. I've lost my girl and
father-in-law. And my children, my children are dead.
Medea: God knows
your wife and father-in-law was wrong. Call me whatever you please.
Jason: I know
Medea: I do
all I can to give pain.
you had a dumb, backwards mother.
your father's stupid dishonesty killed you.
Jason: I didn't
you didn't, but you being mean to me and marrying that ugly girl.
You got any sense of justice?
Jason: So you
killed them because I didn't treat you right?
Medea: Did you
think that didn't break my heart?
Jason: No, but
you didn't have to go so crazy.
Medea: I'm not
crazy, but I killed my children. I loved you.
Jason: Who started
broken-hearted and worship the devil.
complaining. I hate you and your voice.
Jason: I can't
stand you either. Were done. Its over.
Medea: Ok big
man, what's next then?
Jason: I want
to bury my sons.
Medea: No. I
will bury them where no one will see them and try to do anything
to their graves. Im heading north. You shall die in the same place
I met you.
Jason: May you
be put to death in the electric chair and stabbed at your funeral.
Medea: Who wants
to hear you pray? You broke a promise, you deceiver, you liar.
Jason: You child
up, go home, and bury what you call your wife.
go, but with no children.
Medea: You feel
pain now. No one will love you and no one will take care of you
when you get old. You got no love, and your home is a wasteland.
Now you know what my life's been like.
You were good kids!
were good to me. They hated you.
Jason: But you
Medea: I did
that to tear your soul up.
Jason: I need
them in my arms. I need them to make me happy.
Medea: Now you
care, but earlier you let them go in exile.
stop playing like that.
Medea: No, you're
wasting your time.
Jason: O Gods
do you hear this? How she playing me? And you did this! Won't let
me touch them or nothing.
is right. That's the way you've made your world: love is nothing,
justice is nothing, family is nothing, words are nothing, your heart
is nothing. Your presence is absence. For the rest of your life,
you will touch nothing, and will be touched by nothing. Gone. Zero.
Alone as a cold star in a black hole. You've sucked yourself into
it, and its twisting you away.
Hakeem : It
must be the pain of God out here on display, and that's why were
turn out how they should, and most of our lives are as strange as
a seaweed is to a cloud.
we have the words to describe this accurately?
Hakeem: Do we
have the tools to make something of our lives?
we have the key to unlock destiny's logic?
do we shed on our situation: blood or light?
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