Raising awareness of the issues of the forgotten in a fast paced world.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Ghetto Dreams was written on December 20, 2008, it paints a picture of inner city life, painted many times before, but nothing is ever done to improve the conditions. We are not ignored we are just selectively noticed mainly for the negative aspects of our society. So here is the poem Ghetto Dreams.
Narrowed visions of the limitless heights of hope
Dreams deferred not dashed or shattered like glass
Head held high to the sky
Feet always grounded never caught off guard
Dark clouds Dark Thoughts
Altered by substances poisoning the community
These hands Those hearts hardened by this cold existence
His hands Her thighs Their minds killing the hopes of the future
The stench of failure and poverty reeks throughout the streets
Hunger pains and dope fiends screams vibrate the streets like a sick beat
Cries of the children young and old scatter the air with grief and unbearable pain
A young man dead A young woman raped harsh realities simmer in this mixing bowl of misery
Hopes Dreams fears ignored by the outside looking in
The mind set of a hustler taught to struggle and fight the hard way
A better life shown in the gleam of a child eye
Reality worsens with the smell of death
There was the poem, i hope you enjoyed it. I hope it may spark something in you, a call to action if you may. It’s time for us to be noticed for something other than negative headlines in the local newspaper.