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Times Change

Times Change                            

I was born in the year 1940
Growing up I was a little naughty

I was a little scared
To really be bad
We started to see many strangers
People reacted to different dangers  

My mother and her friends stopped the late night talks
People were being more careful during walks

My mother and friends started locking doors
We seen protective gates going up on the local stores

My family and I lived in New York City
Things became worse and not to pretty

Garbage thrown in the yard and the street
By people that were not clean or neat

Women could not walk by men without words
Men would make sounds like chirping birds 

After a few years of worry for my kids and wife
We moved from the city and started a new life

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  1. Date: 1/2/2011 7:39:00 PM
    I am glad I live in a small city where we can still walk safely. We do have a high crime rate but it is still a safe city. With your dog give it some time and it will come around. If in trouble watch the dog whisper on TV. he can give you hints on what to try. She needs to be re trained with a lot of patients. God Bless Phyl