Dolly Campbell and Roxanne Williams

The outsiders
Looking beautiful and sweet
on the outside,
choir singing in the church next door,
stairs creaking,
people who are swearing at each other,
fights everyday,
the scent of sweet essences going door to door,
the smell of liquor in your nose,
the arguments of your neighbors
awaken you in the night,
the banging and screaming
that jumps you out of your sleep,
the beggars that crave your fortune,
oh how I pray these demons would go away!