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Ghetto Forgotten

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Ghetto Forgotten

 Walk with me
through the lows of life
to the place most refuse to go
walk with to go the ghetto
 Witness the problems first hand
see all the tears cried
all the blood shed
 Being arrested
then rearrested for old bench warrants
given the end of the stick
 Seeking god in a den of thieves
where the preacher is one
ready to condemn you to hell
even though he drives the there
 See children learn racism
from dealing with their teachers
impressing on their minds a future they thought of
 Watching each one trying to escape
no matter the vice they use
hoping to escape a wasteland 
 Knowing as the world turns
the ghetto is forgotten
despite promises for change
the ghetto streets remain the same
 A lack of jobs
and health care 
children becoming dependent upon welfare
 Those who look down within this hole
only see the distress and pain
the names may change
but what you see remains the same 

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  1. Date: 8/14/2010 11:21:00 PM
    You really shed light on how, "the names may change, but what you see remains the same." Powerful message here about a sad reality for many people who really have good hearts and intentions but are looked down upon by others who don't understand. Excellent~Chris

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 4:57:00 PM
    A loss of hope, ambition, and the spirit is dead. Descriptive write, and an excellent read.