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Murderapolis Streets, Claim Two More Young Heartbeats

Native, Liteskin, sun kissed smiles sit, talk, get to know me a while for I am not my skin and even though the tan pigment runs deep I am my heart, thoughts and actions,reflection of company I keep A car accident took my Homies brother this morning and as we sit and talk to him now, through faded room mourning Young man, stole pop’s keys from sleeping pockets joy riding with friends headlights beaming, MN summer star sky gleaming Dad's unaware, boy & friends left till woke, by early morn’ meeting God opened the skies and took two good ones away I felt it rained, clouds crying briefly for them today 70 miles an hour, Murderapolis streets took two good homies heartbeats jus’ a mile away, a close friend heard the tires screech Driver yells to him, “get a knife & cut me out!” Neighbor, like doe eyes in headlights filled with doubt ends up dying after all at the hospital down 29th Ave and McKinley St. Two of the Five Souls involved God, now, does keep I recall seeing the drivers smile less than one week ago why Mista Watkins & White Jr. was it yo’ time to go your loved ones may never know We don’t always understand the Lords plan but He surely knows heartache and sorrow is how July fourteenth does go two significant young Southside sons at 3:30 am, drove into a utility pole crushed glass ridden streets two homies, with us no mo’ I pray Jesus be with them and theirs as they grieve, and friends surround them with the love they need car accidents & tragedies like these close to home to you tend to place things in perspective defrost a persons mind set it into view cuz’ its not about the color, of your skin, or where you came from it’s the way you impact the world in the end, who you’ve grown to become the lives lost, were good peoples Stood for good values like Church steeples vibrant athletic youths of the future barely 14 & 17, gone too soon I hear the sad, cry, lonely night of our Loon Murderapolis streets, claim two more young heartbeats you will forever be remembered and loved, keep an eye on us from above, we know you’re in a better place, were all running an impossible to win race for we all have a time card to punch under the Lords undying grace your Influence and charm, young men is locked within us Safe and we shall all party again in the Kingdom of Heaven our final resting Place 7/15/2010: R.I.P.- Patrick Watkins (17) & Duane White Jr. (14)- South Side, Minneapolis, MN you are forever loved and missed, but not forgotten, watch us from Heaven, Amen

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Date: 8/18/2010 8:51:00 AM
Wow!!! You brought athe words to life! Sounds like a horrific part of the country! What a great tribute to these two young men. Love, Susan
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Date: 7/18/2010 6:21:00 PM
WoW. Heather. dynamic write .. too much of this happening.. I live close to Camden, N.J. the bloodbath capital of N.J. and many lives lost especially in Summer.. very poverty sticken and it was once a highlight city and county.. appreciate all your wonderful comments and your critique' of my entries.. u should enter these also.. great way to get your poetry more noticed and read my friend.. with luv.. and by all means.. check out the blogs.. u are allowed to comment...
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Date: 7/15/2010 10:43:00 AM
Was truly a pleasure to be able to read your poetry today . I hope you have a wonderful inspiration fillHeathered day. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/15/2010 3:16:00 AM
TY for this read, a much needed reminder of waits for us to inherit.
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