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Money and Blood

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Money and Blood

She looks at the boy who took her mother,
The boy who is her son's brother.

Only for money, money and drugs,
Was her Mama's blood spilled on the rug.

She watched silently in the court,
For days, through evidence they did sort.

Guilty was the final verdict;
It wasn't hard to predict.

As she stood ready for her last words,
To her son, she heard the birds.

She thought carefully, a heart so sore,
"If I can't have my mom, you can't have yours."

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 9:01:00 AM
    This sounds like something right from today's headlines! I enjoyed this.

    Schaffer Avatar Emily Schaffer
    Date: 8/24/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's actually based on true events.
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Maddening end!!! Damn, fine job here!!!

    Schaffer Avatar Emily Schaffer
    Date: 8/24/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 2:39:00 AM
    EMILY..... NICE AND SIMPLE........

    Schaffer Avatar Emily Schaffer
    Date: 8/24/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you :)