I see the buildings’ shadows
As old replaces new
Where there used to be many
There are now very few
They say it is for everyone
We know that is not true
And so we all pray to The Lord
Each Sunday at the pew
 
That He watch over every home
O’er every boy and girl
For at any given moment
They could lose their whole world
The place where all their hopes and dreams
Should come to fruition
Could all be swiftly taken away
And turned to supposition
The shadows continue to grow
Engulfing the light we see
The future they once held dear
Is now in jeopardy
Can they escape the darkness
Escape the tragedy?
Or will they be lost forever
To the powers that be?
They watch as they are replaced
By very different peers
They have not lived in neighborhoods
With these people in years
Their parents simply shake their heads
And won’t admit their fears
They simply pack in silence
While slowly shedding tears
The homes they all grew up in
Their fathers’ fathers made
Will no longer be their own
In just a few short days
They used to do the gardening
Digging out holes with spades
Now the holes they all will dig
Will be for family graves
I see the buildings’ shadows
As old replaces new
Where there used to be many
There are now very few
They say it is for everyone
We know that is not true
And so we all pray to The Lord
Each Sunday at the pew

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