Death in the City

Urban Unrest in America

Love abating,
Truth evading,
Hate pervading:
There is death in the city.
Lots of crying,
No more buying,
Hopeless sighing:
There is death in the city.
All the clashing,
Window smashing,
Tire slashing:
There is death in the city.
Anger churning,
Buildings burning,
Loss of earning:
There is death in the city.
Police swarmed,
People harmed,
Feeling alarmed:
There is death in the city.
Abusive railing,
Discord prevailing,
Reckless assailing:
There is death in the city.
People beware;
Injustice there.
Does anyone care?
There is death in the city.
Hurt and maimed,
Behold the pain,
And the bloodstain:
There is death in the city.
Disbelieving,
Owners’ grieving,
Many leaving the city.
There is death in the city.
Death in the city.

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