Vision Ghost

Rookie - 5 Points (24/01/1979 / Epsom, East Surrey)

Just Another City - Poem by Vision Ghost

Another city on the brink now ready to tear itself apart
Too much damn heat to the sweat; to abandoned carts
Full of recycled cans of the homeless and forgotten
Left forever, like the body lying next to the cordon

Another police barrier; they arrested a black nigger
Because they couldn’t catch the real suspected killer
In a neighbourhood; you will walk on the other side
As in between your ribs is the blade they now confide

From this to the tool of a semi automatic destiny setter
That delivered to the hole you see through the header
What’s left of her brains against the bloodied wall behind
Tit for tat and Luther King too, maybe your god’s blind

To the insanity of thug’s warfare even the IRA as well
Maybe it’s time someone rang out from the liberty bell
Dish out the punishment beatings on a 16 year old boy
When sticks and stones or a machine gun as a new toy

Or gun crime Manchester when supremacy rings true
Leaving your sorry ass on the pavement black and blue
Don’t even dream of looking in the eye of your maker
It’s hidden under the “hoodie” of a faceless messenger

And how many more internationals will be left for dead
In a city called Dublin toward a racist drive to get ahead
The kid walking down the street without an Irish accent
Garda Siochana who will say he came to another accident

Or the New York finest to whom tazer gunned the innocent
Slammed his face into the ground and cuffed his resistance
Of trying to break free to get home to his parents never told
Beat the crap out of him in a cell before realising how old

To the east side of London on a Friday night alcohol mixed
A target of oppression and violence to a target now fixed
As it doesn’t matter who it is or where about it happens
It’s just another criminal city which wars for its freedoms

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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