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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Girl shot on the streets of Toronto

Girl shot on the streets of Toronto


James Bredin

More money for the programs - midnight basketball,
No need for video cameras on the streets as they stall,
The cops are at fault and maybe the Americans too,
Gang guys need more welfare and itís long overdue.

What does it take to change our politicians around?
Bullets and gangs on the street and gun shot sounds,
And those who should be in jail are all out on bail,
And the few in jail get early release without fail.

This pattern of conduct has become the norm,
Weíre forbidden to change anything or reform,
Politically correct tranquility they declare,
But the guys with guns from the ghetto donít care.

The people care but not their politicians,
Canít change or rearrange political conditions,
The god of political correctness canít be disturbed,
Like the adscam guys, they all nodded and concurred.

As they continue to appoint lenient judges,
No questions about special interests or grudges,
The mayor was in Spain when the shootings occurred,
He called by phone but his travels may have been disturbed.

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