The Old Neighborhood

The Old Neighborhood
Kevin Bryant

I open my eyes and see the sun but where I am, I do not know.
It looks like the place of my youth but that was long ago

The house I grew up in is just down the road
But everything is different now that I’m old

Yes, this must be the place that I had so much fun
There is the park where we would play in the sun

We would be there all day till the streetlights came on
But now I see no children, where have they gone

Throughout the neighborhood, I’d roam every day
But now all that is left is rot and decay

This was a great place, full of family and friends
Now it’s abandoned, how did it come to such ends?

We need social justice; we need more money to spend
We’re from the government, we are your friend

These are the words the politicians said
But this makes no sense; we are already in the red

But government didn’t care, they got their tax hikes
To pay the new tax, kids got no new bikes

They took over Wall Street, they took over banks
They took more of our money without even thanks

Climate change is coming, the politicians all cried
So they taxed carbon too and our bank accounts died

People shouted: “They can’t do this to us; it’s not in our constitution”
But government didn’t care, they got their socialist solution

Businesses closed their doors after the factories shut down
Government killed the economy, they killed my hometown

People stood in bread lines because no jobs could be had
Never before had I seen it this bad.

The people lost their homes their hopes ands their dreams
While government ignored their shouts and their screams

When will it end, this government greed
We are now government slaves, will we ever be freed

I’m one of the lucky ones by God’s good grace
For I am no longer a member of the human race

God saved me from a life of misery and despair
He allowed me to die, Thank You Obamacare