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Skin Deep

If I could dream
for anything
I would dream of Peace, Love
and Unity
for all Bloods & Crips
all gangs, are in need of a change
for you represent such ignorance
and scrutiny 
Difference in colors worn
Sides in which you were born
are truly all that divides
when the two opposing sides
collide
and it makes no sense
for we all Bleed
Blue turned Red
Blood Inside
And a future generation
is hard to provide
when death, is like your shadow
creepin' up by your side
and drive-by shootings happen
each late night, outside
where running seems the only option
to know
for no places to hide
no defense for your demise
for a difference in colors worn
and what side in which you were born
is truly all that divides
when these two sides collide
and it makes no sense to me
for we all Bleed
Blue turned Red
Blood Inside


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  1. Date: 8/20/2010 12:17:00 PM

    west side! john

  1. Date: 8/17/2010 9:17:00 PM

    Heather, your poem is really skin deep. I enjoyed the whole concept of unity here. Loved your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/17/2010 3:52:00 AM

    I enjoyed the write on Skin Deep, heather

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 7:45:00 PM

    Awesome piece Heather.. if only this could happen our World would turn around and everyone would feel free.. amazing words u chose to express and impress its meaning.. enjoyed my friend..with luv from italy.. ciao..luv..