Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Sanctuary Lost

Mother lions and bears will defend their young from males to their last breath. We humans try but too often young gangbangers escape a lasting arrest and the young innocents are sadly put to a way too early final rest. Another teen in Chicago killed within a mile of Michelle Obama's Chicago home days after leading a high school band on Inaugration Day.
                        Sanctuary Lost
A fifteen year old one day leads a high school band
To celebrate a most important event in this land
Less than a mile away from Michelle’s Chicago home
Killed while gang violence in Chicago roams
At 15 her book was just filling up the innocent pages
Where is the anger where is the rightful rage
If we cannot protect our children and bullets from gangs deflect
We are worthy of only scorn and we are totally without respect
We have only a narrow window of time
To find the gangbangers and deter them from crime
Not easy to find fault when we do not know the cure
Only even in the shadow of Michelle, more funerals to endure
Michael P Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet © 2/9/2013


 Michael P Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet © 2/9/2013


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