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A Baltimore Dillema
Baltimore oh Baltimore...Why are you falling through the cracks of life so...the disillusions of remarkable failings,
Your Succeeding like a championship that has just been lost...your belt has been taken long ago yet you don't even see it taken,
Those once clean streets you call home...now filled with beggars and pennies on the ground below...sweep them up another pill another death,
When will time let you see your callings...your people need you now...the destruction has already been done...the rats roam freely.
When will you learn...the wrath of dismantled religions call everywhere...the people claim the end of the world is near,
You walk the streets and false donations try to make you pay from the burning hole in your pocket...they wish your support for shelters that don't exist,
Maybe if you visit the east side shelters you will see...fells point recklessness...people living in tents...they just want one more chance,
A life they can call theirs...not the wishing they always do for food they never find...maybe scraps...piece of bread here and potato chunk there.
Have you ever walked this city at night...Baltimore spotlights...maybe you haven't because you were afraid of the potential violence,
The opera houses sing from their pits....Mt. Vernon special overlooking Greenmount Avenue killings...please listen,
They are only kids...those killers of .357 caliber...they know only the ghetto streets they've been taught,
Have you checked their GPA...only 1.5 with no chance of 2.0...4.0 doesn't exist anymore anywhere...burn the books they say...make that dollar they do.
Mr. Corporate man...I beg of you to find your kind heart...these people...this city needs you desperately...spend that dollar not on the next skyscraper,
Open a new school...give the communities more money...maybe help make a community cookout,
These citizens don't understand American life outside of their desolation...the hierarchy of going nowhere getting larger...gap is widening,
Make that dollar count corporate business...that gap should shorten...let the city know you care...Help Baltimore understand and fix their Dillema.