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In Ghetto From Heaven

The arrival of a boy child
Parental congratulatories;
to the baby; wasn't mild.

Ghetto, from Heaven, is the destination
Slaughter of poverty was the contemplation
Growing in the hood;
Eternal bliss of devilish mood
Growing in the ghetto;
Misery our motto

Every turn of sight;
Young ghouls hustling tight
Peeping through tunnel-hope
My foresight altered by dope

Future presidents, doctors, engineers,
Rolling crack
Ol' Gees, definitions of lack

In inward glimpse of my soul
Is the 3D of me with bound sole
Is this life? I wonder
No! Strife! No wonder
Can't be a dealer
Chased by a leader

Beneath my table, lie success
Disguised in a voluminous book
A gift from grandpa
He said "don't want you to be a crook"

Oh! Heavenly!
I'll thank you severally
The way out of poverty
Is my study for dignity...


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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:24:00 AM

    Wow..this is a touching piece..I really enjoyed reading this..I'm surrounded by this lifestyle at work..welcome aboard poetry soup...regards INK-U-SCRIPT
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:45:00 PM

    Holly, Wishing you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself! If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it. HUGS <3 from your newest friend ~*~SKAT"
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 11:22:00 AM

    responsibility, truth and hard work....hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:49:00 PM

    wow,,,these are heavy and good expressions, I love the poem. Holly, "Welcome to the poetry soup. My name is Linda; many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I'm stopping by to invite you on over to my latest contest --called the “7 wonders” I'm hoping you will consider the enjoyment and challenges we offer in our contest. If you like, please consider my contest. You can find the contest page on the top left hand side. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems in the future. Today I will start by reading all you have posted this far..... Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:42:00 PM

    Excellent. Keep on writing. Welcome to the Soup. SuZ
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:45:00 PM

    Very nice piece.

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