Monday, November 4, 2013

Madison Avenue(1988)

She remembers the days before

Before the jealousy, before the pride
Before the stitches, Before tears cried

She remembers the years of life 

years of love, years of pain
years of children gone insane

She sees beyond the cells and scars, 
beyond the fights in midnight bars
beyond the knives, hungry for more
beyond facades and cold steel doors

And through the broken fists and hard times 
When all is said and done...
When the rain washes my tears from her 
cement bosom one more time:
Those street signs will STILL say Madison Ave
And she will remember us, her delinquent children
who came to her for family, love and salvation...

She will remember 1988