Just Outside My Window

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Living in a troubled world,
I look out on the boroughs.
Where the drama of real life unfolds,
Just outside my window.

There’s Betty with her world on wheels,
A cart that’s full a heart that’s hollow.
Searching through yesterdays trash for her meals,
Just outside my window.

Chorus:
Just outside my window,
I’m feeling so much pain.
Whichever way the wind blows,
It always seems to rain.

A man with a gun started shooting today,
They say that he came from the ghetto.
A man who was buying his drugs wouldn’t pay,
Just outside my window.

A pretty young girl is walking the streets,
Wearing stockings and lace and eye shadow.
Selling herself to the men that she meets,
Just outside my window.

(Chorus:)

A riot broke out at the clinic they say,
They want to make something illegal.
A baby was found in the dumpster today,
Just outside my window.

A policeman was killed when he happened upon,
Some dealers who lurked in the shadows.
He hadn’t a chance their machine guns were drawn,
Just outside my window.

(Chorus:)

Living in a hurried world,
We turn our backs on it’s sorrows.
Draw the shade and forget the cold,
Just outside my window.
Just outside my window.
Just outside my window.
Copyright Mark E. Firehammer