Friday, April 2, 2010


....Illinois, at the southern most tip it lies,
once a very busy place, now it dies,
hustle and bustle are no longer here,
three thousand souls still wait, to get out of here.

A once busy port is emptying out,
soon no one is left but some who shout...'s the city that racism killed, let it be known,
when you live that way, this is what's shown.
Top:  "The Gate", closed when a flood is near.
Middle: "Boarded Up" White business owners closed and left town because black people boycotted all of them in the 1960's it was, until then, a very segregated place, very sad.
Bottom: The city is shown in color.

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