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    Just some thoght I had on life as I was thinking of my grandson.

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                        Back in the day confrontations and hostilities
                             were mainly done between blacks and whites.
                        Man's inhumanity to man were epics that made
                             the world scream and holler.
                        The essence of life has now changed and although
                             racial crimes are still in sight
                        The focus of man's inhumanity and greed is the
                             almighty dollar,
                        Concentrating on the haves and have nots.

                        The reality of life has now moved from the pigment
                              of your skin to the color green
                        And the distance between those that have and those
                              who don't grow every single day.
                        When racial conflict was here, blacks and some 
                              others had to fight to develop and keep their
                              self esteem,
                        But the battle of the dollar affect us in such a brutal
                              and radical way,
                        That survival may just be a fantasy for half of

                        In my mind racial madness and condemnation is
                              high on the list  of things needing reconstruction
                        Of threatening diseases that will bring the world
                              to it's knees
                        The rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer
                              is also on the list of self destruction
                        And once again I delve into my world of fantasy
                        And see the world heading in a positive direction
                        So that my grandson,DAMERE, may survive.

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    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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