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broken down

A lifeless body laid face down
on the back alley wet sidewalk.
This time of night no ones around
especially now at three o’clock.
I’m here because my carbroke down
Otherwise I wouldn’t be found dead
in this place. I hail from uptown.
Here, downtown, murder is widespread
Someone is always getting killed:
Prostitutes, druggies and the like
Thinking about it gives me chills.
Man! I wish I had my road bike
I’d flee this jungle battlefield.
For now, better keep my eyes peeled.

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  1. Date: 9/28/2010 10:17:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your awesome poetry today Joshep. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 4:02:00 AM
    Nice thoughts on broken down personfying a lifeless body, joseph

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 10:13:00 PM
    A visual portrait in words Joshep... a truly big picture u paint for us to view.. enjoyed your creativity tonight with luv..