The Ghetto Short Story

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In a city where it was split between
The modest Whites and the dominant Blacks,
Where the blue collared rode around patrolling
In cars tattooed with blue and black lettering
Demanding authority wherever they rode.

A little rickety store on the corner
Filled with chalked outlines, profanities, and
A musty odor was found in the heart of the
Ghetto and was everyone in the community’s
Favorite place to commerce.

Along with all the faces, a boy.
Only living with his mother and his other
Brothers and sisters in a two bedroom and
One bathroom apartment with a constant leaking
Roof and filled with noise every time of day.
This single mother loved all her children equally
And never put one before the other. She made
It her duty to teach them
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