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Going Gangster


I never got to know you, but you broke my heart.
The look on your Mothers face, that tore me apart.
You were everybody’s dreams, and nightmares too.
God, going Gangster, what grows inside of you?

Your beginnings, Momma tried, was a whole lot rocky.
Good kid ‘till Junior High, then you got so darn cocky!
Rebelled against everything anyone tried to do.
God, going Gangster, what grows inside of you?

Maybe, this life, you couldn’t see anything so great.
Your Momma died, when you went through the pearly gate.
Didn’t you know what a keg of dynamite could do?
God, going Gangster, what grows inside of you?

Did you think you were just in the movies?
Wearing red, flashing signs, was fresh and groovy?
Shot off your “high horse”, nothing left to do.
God, going Gangster, what grows inside of you?

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  1. Date: 5/1/2011 1:45:00 PM
    Your message so revealing to the average person. I found a lot myself in this piece. Your syllable count is always spot on making the flow of each piece sucha delight to read.

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 12:58:00 PM
    I totally agrre with about Going Gangster, Judy

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 12:19:00 PM
    Thank you for your read and comment. I try to read the poetry of those that comment on my poems... i too, like the "god going ganster..." line. i will rea more. david

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 11:45:00 AM
    i like the phrase god going gangsta. jhl

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this today Judy. May you have a beautiful week of good health, love and baskets overflowing with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 11:37:00 AM
    Girl...You GO.. this is fantastic...hope to read part 2 as I really want to know what does grow inside of him?...thanks