Newark: life and death

Recognizing life and death

Should be everyone’s pledge

Collectively both past and present

Meant for innovative systems and basic serenity


Presently living quietly

Currently dying out loud

Fruitless elders lead

Murdered offspring leave


Evolving establishment essential

Just as progressives realize their mortality

Riots recognized through ritual while development emerges

Atmosphere full of pong and perfume: perfection


Let us memorialize and hope

Together see the dark and the light

Always value and expand

Live with life and death


© 2011 by Bryan Epps

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