Only Two Weeks To Build..4weeks In..
Author: Ben Franklin


Another housing estate,
took just two weeks to build,
4weeks in a young man has already been killed.

The killer probably wont be found,
the cctv has already been ripped down.

ecstasy is not the drug of choice of anymore,
casual coccain is back in,
giving birth to even more whores.

Robbing homes stealing money and clothes,
all to stick white powder up their nose.

Poor Paul was stopped by 15 youths
because he took a short cut through "their estate" to get home,
they stole all his clothes
and he had to walk home naked cupping his

Police wont even step on these grounds,
they would rather patrol the shopping centre
in the middle of town.

Crack heads on the stairwell
eyes glazed over,
not knowing you even walked past them,
stuck in their own world.

I see new babies being pushed around this jungle
they wont know any better when they get older,
its their way or the highway.

rosie got robbed and beaten,
she was 84years old,
she hung herself
and left a note that read..
'I dont like it here anymore
the worlds to cold'.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Tuesday, December 14 2004, 01:33 am


are ya trying to drain my well????? this was way beyond sad....i love your words they always draw reality to our remind us that what we each as individuals go through isn't half as bad as what others live w/on a daily basis. thank you hun. your words always point out the negatives in a positive way....
pssssst..welcome back...
Ben F ( -- Tuesday, December 14 2004, 10:43 am


this was writen on the train to work,all I saw there as i sped past were big gray estates..thats where the idea came from.

thanks for your comment terrie* good to be back,
even if it is only for a while.
take care
Terrie* ( -- Tuesday, December 14 2004, 07:46 pm

Ben, good to have ya back..

i know the unsociable hours too well, no life in that...look forward to more poems , ya keep my adrenaline pumping..and the human side of me tuned into the problems of the world your my CNN LOL..
once again great writing your style...stay safe and stay healthy....
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