It is common knowledge that Chicago has become a combat zone
In a war to control drugs sales the felons have unleashed a murderous tone
Over 2500 shootings almost 500 killed in vicious attacks
The police cannot begin to keep track
Mostly young men with the lives snuffed out
Chicago is a murderous place there is no doubt
Almost 3 out of 4 victims are black and the same as to the shooters who are of the same race
Chicago is a very, very dangerous and deadly place
Even the mayor’s son walking outside his home was robbed but still alive
If a mayor’s son is attacked near his home no wonder Chicago blacks struggle to survive
This is a neighborhood which one would think is not a slum
But with predators attracted to victims like sharks to tossed chum
How many young black men have to be killed and maimed?
Before the police are expanded to stop this shame?
This is a tragedy of epic proportions that must come to an end
Where are the Sharptons in protest against this killing trend?
© December 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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