3: My City Burns
My City Burns – As the London riots happened…..
Heartbroken I face the new day
My City Burned last night as people in their beds lay
What have we become?
How did it come to this?
A generation we have failed
A generation which now has to be bailed
Did we fail to teach them the value of human life?
Did we just teach them nothing but strife?
Did the schools fail to enforce the value of discipline
Did we mollycoddle them? Families all dysfunctional
Watching their faces on the News
This to them all is a Muse!
So young! All I see in their eye is Trouble
If you get in our way we will give you Double
Roaming the streets are feral Gangs
Breaking, looting, smashing not any guilty Pangs
We make excuses for the root Cause
But how can we say this was just Because
If you ask the family that has lost their Home
Where the louts freely Roam
For this there is no rhyme, there is no Reason
For mindless looting and vandalism it seems to be the Season.
My City which is so dear to Me
Burns so fiercely, it is totally heartbreaking to Me