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The Definition of Innocence part1

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The Definition of Innocence part1

What is innocence
Is it a little boy 
that pulls his toy 
fire truck down the street
And it follows him on a string
As he dodges empty beer bottles
And crack needles
Wishing his toy.
had wings
Is it a little girl who dreams of tea parties 
And dolls
And in the next room her father hits her mom
And slams her against
Is it the kid who’s playing cops 
And robbers 
And finds his fathers gun
And suddenly it’s not so fun
What is innocence
Is it the American in his lazy boy
Watching American idol
As if it’s,  his idol
As his government bombs another village
Is it becoming aware of our obesity epidemic
As another child dies from an
Empty stomach
What is innocence
Is it venti coffee you buy for $4.99
To stay awake at work
As you push passed the homeless 
As you stand in line
And you clutch your quarters
And mutter,  this is mine
Is it teaching your family Jesus and love
As you yell…
Nuke those Muslim towel heads
Send them to,  hell

(continued in part 2)

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