[Hpn] LEPERS OF THE USA** Street Poetry**

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 14:52:47 -0500


From:  Judy Jones "Joy"   buzzyguide@sbcglobal.net


LEPERS OF THE USA
by judy jones

would you sit by me 
if i had no home
or have me colonized away
a 'leper' of the usa

would you take me
in your arms and weep 
if you found
an untouchable like me
murdered on your streets

would you come
to the city morgue
to collect my no name ashes
one of society's throwaway

'see i have carved you
 from the palm of my hand
   you are precious to me'
must have been written
for someone else
not the lower caste like me

tonite if i'm lucky i'll die
an wont be a piece
of garbage beneath your feet
that no one wants to see

would you sit by me
if i had no home
or have me colonized away
a 'leper' of the usa
                            untouchable

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HEAR MY BROTHERS HEARTBEATS
by judy jones

yeah sweet baby
hear ya heartbeats
an see yo tears of blood
dyin fo our eyes
on dem cold fuckin
concrete streets

systems made to kill
not heal
people gettin rich
off po mans back

have a drink
sweet darlin
its on me

oh yeah baby
humans not made
to die like animals
on filthy streets

people walkin by
hatin po man
eatin outta barbage cans

police arrestin
po fallin down
from hunger and neglect

yeah sweet baby chil
hear ya heartbeats
and sees yo tears of blood

yo piercin screams
echo in da night
beggin us
to give a damn 
if ya sees 
da morning light

so darlin
hav a drink on me
yeah sweet baby
dis ones on me
mans not made
to die on
filthy streets

yeah sweet baby chil
hear ya heartbeats
and see yo tears of blood
dyin fo our eyes
on dem cold fuckin
concrete streets
tomorrow could be me