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the law rider

The Law Rider

The man who owns the night wears a badge 
it reads “sheriff department” 
and he also has a shining gun – 
starched uniform and stripes on his arms.-
He patrols the streets where the huddled lives,
 those who are born losers and cannot escape 
as they have lost the ability to dream.
The officer arrest a few as they are easy pray 
and educational undernourished…
Handcuffs them and take them to a cell at the station,
 more fodder for the penal industrial complex.
15 teen years on the beat, loves his work, 
yet he has never solved a crime.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:06:00 AM
    The real crime is the losers who cannot escape. and alas Officer Krumky cannot solve that. I love "teen years". Hard to take an 18 year old with pimples seriously. Sometimes I still have mine and lots of other things. love, Kathy

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    Date: 4/12/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry