The Cities are Burning

Game in Camden

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The cities are burning in Britain today.
Smoke billows from graves of brick.

Where are the parents?

London Riots Cleanup Hackney (Mare Street and ...

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As youths steal plasmas, smash windows,  set fire to cars.

The Amoral Generation.
The Generation of greed.

Day/night three of the London riots.

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London fire brigade Tottenham

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Who taught these children?

Mayhem spreads like a virus.

It’s not lack of religion.
Nor ignorance.
They know what they’re doing.

Camden was on lockdown,
London, Liverpool,
Birmingham, Bristol.

London riot police, November 2010

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Yet I can’t give up on a whole generation,
While just one child has a heart.

I’ve seen generosity in strangers,
Human kindness does exist.
Faith remains even in rubble.


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When the fires die down,
And the streets are clear.

Hope will be waiting for us.

Always there but not always visible.

Just like love and hate and fear…

Copyright (C) bardicblogger/a thinker never sleeps. 2011

2 thoughts on “The Cities are Burning

  1. Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand
    out. Please let me know where you got your design.

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