THE UNACCEPTED TRUTH LIES

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In the cracked cement,
over-grown weeds,
and needles in the bathrooms-
Harlem.

In the gates of the mansions,
gold filling jewelry boxes,
and behind the wheels of Lamborghinis-
Hollywood.

Here lies the distorted sickening reality.
Yet ignorance is bliss?

How can people be so
Insensitive to the world around them?
Parent's hidden prejudices,
Reflect slowly onto their children:

“Don't look people in the eye
In that neighborhood.”
“That woman is creepy”
“They must be on drugs”
“I just have a bad feeling about them”

Fury in my eyes
When people resort to stereotypes

Cruelty unleashed.

In the beautiful graffiti
Talented dancers
And all-star athletes
Beauty of the streets

In the white collar crime
Scandalous affairs
And artificial friends
Flaws of the wealthy

Oblivion
Poisons the minds
Of those uneducated.





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e's momma said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 8:51 am
Very good, love it!
 
niggarachi06 said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
i like thats real true
look at you bigheag the poet lol
 
poet's5thgradeteach said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 7:58 am
I got goose bumps...and you have a good title...hard to do!!!
 
btrrt said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm
awesome poem!
 
Mrs. S said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 6:30 am
Wonderfully said and such truth to the content.
 
Mrs. K said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm
This poem is even more awesome the more times I read it. I told you it was good.
 
buckeye said...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm
Your youthful eyes see much!
 
bf mom said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 9:48 am
So true and sad, but awesome poem.
 
Jsemmes said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm
THis poem was deep and i'm sure everyone can relate to it
 
My Girl Ev said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm
This left me speechless. So beautiful and so true!
 
favorite's friend said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 7:38 am
Wow and amazing, so true!
 
WrightActionPix said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm
WOW, awesome is all I can say....
 
hester bush said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Beautiful, thought-provoking poem.
 
writer@heart said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm
This is amazing and i can connect with it. wonderful job
 
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