Archive for Homeless

In New York!!!!!!!!!

Posted in Socially Conscience Shit with tags , , , on November 4, 2009 by canitalkmyshit

The City Is Mine!!!!!!

This a time where we have Jay-Z and Alicia Keys singing an ode to the city they grew up in. A time where baseball’s most storied franchise is on the verge of winning another World Series. I’d say it must feel pretty good to be a New Yorker right now.

Shit, we have a Mayor that was just elected to a third term in office based on the power of a 90 million dollar campaign. The birth place of hip hop. Churning out millions of dollars on any gives day. A city full of millionares and billionares. Yeah it must be real good to be a New Yorker right now.

Yeah it must be real good, but I sit here dazed and confused as to why this man in front of me looks like he does. In New York!!!!!!!!!!! He sits here on the train as his bed room. I sit across from him in what he would consider his living room. I almost feel as if I’m invading his personal space.

In a city, fuck it in a country as rich as this one, this man should have a home to call his own. Billions have been spent on a pointless war, but yet we have people sleeping on the train. I don’t get it. While people of this country as a whole suffer, in Washington it is politics as usual.

So while we glorify the things that make this such a great city to live, we must no forget what’s happening behind the scenes. When the Yankees are having their victory parade down the “Canyon Of Heroes”, remember somebody might be making their next home with the paper mache’. We shed light on the things that we want to, but behind the light beaming on an object lies a shadow. We can do better. New York can do better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”- Statue Of Liberty

Cause I’m In New York!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!