#PoetryLovers: City Lights.

Beyond beauty my city is my city,

Where the streets are gritty but offer more than legality,

Street lights shining down on money-making deviance,

Bright city lights reminding me why I can’t leave this,

Grafting goes unnoticed,

Black people made the focus,

Yet a bankers bonus gets swept under the carpet,

A job market oppressing the youths of today,

Yet the government wonders why gangs won’t go away,

Why bloods shed, kids are dead and they can’t get ahead,

Bright city lights,

My heads channeled to stay ahead,

To stand out like a star, to change the views of the past,

My city is my city i’ll be sure to make it in this city,

Regardless of rejection, deception or pity,

Success preserves my dignity,

Dignity deserving of equal respect in my city.


T K Williams-Nelson

More poetry at: http://www.t-k-world.com #UrbanDesign

Published by T K Williams Nelson

I'm Tannika. Author & Writer. Business Owner. Spoken Word Poet. As featured in The Kilburn & Brent Times, The Voice Newspaper, Brent Magazine, BBC and more. This is my space. I share my work, my experiences and things I find interesting. Shop my streetwear and crochet brands at my online boutique, Unique Boutique London, and my books: Tales of the Hood Underclass 7 Time is Money Available on my author website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other online book retailers. For enquiries: timeismoneyinquiries@gmail.com

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