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The Pinnocks The Dirty Life of the ghetto

As a child, pushed to hell.
Seeking for affection, but the
ghetto road is creeping into the future.
A family of many, less love,
only the food and hand me downs.
Fight for what you need, be the victor
or life will leave your name.
If the fight is lost, a pride
is vanished.
Living their life, for danger is the game.
Blackman rushes to rob, for robbing
is life.
Brothers stick together, if one dies,
they lose shape and rage.
If one is crippled the
whole family is crippled.
A father destroy by his presure
is dead inside, he is like a dry
raisin, searching for a bottle for love,.
A strong, yet gentle mother tries to
contain all problem in her heart,
but breaks into a women the world.
While father eating his liver away
with those gasoline drinks.
Brother are deeply in hell,
police always searching.
Youngest is always the victim of
the father cry for help.
Mother threaten by death, when
father walks in with his
tricked by leader.
Fathers in a hurry for love,
calls his spouts words that
are hells favorites.
The life is terror but
there is happiness and
tring to not let hate overcome
love, but its too late,
so the brothers leave and
spread on their adventures.

By: Theodore Arthur Pinnock
Winter of 76
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Submitted by dr_pinnock on July 08, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,169
Words 223
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 40, 2

Dr. T. Pinnock

Dr. Pinnock first wrote poetry in the institution he resided in inside a classroom at 8 years old. The typewriter was old and manual with a keyguard. A keyguard is a device with an opening for each key to prevent a person lacking fine motor skills from accidentally hitting a key. Dr. Pinnock was granted permission to use the class alone. He labored there typing for hours ignoring his cerebral palsy. Dr. Pinnock grew up with his family until August of 1970. Poverty forced his parents to make him a ward of the State of Connecticut. more…

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