Lawerence Mize, Sr.

Rookie - 234 Points (October 29,1949 / Baltimore, Maryland)

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Was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1949. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and served in the Republic of Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. Haunted by my experiences in Vietnam I began to write poems to help me cope with the painful memories I still carry.
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Ode to Baltimore

Rode by houses
I lived in in the day
Now boarded-up relics
wood rot and decay

Streets were empty
No people about
No children playing
No happy little shouts

Thought of a time
Not so long ago
When Baltimore was alive
With families on the go

People dreamed dreams
Were neighborly and nice
Now they seem mean
With blood cold as ice

Down Wilhelm to Smallwood
Places in between
Trash and debris
Streets not so clean

Saddened by the sights
I saw today
Just didn't seem right
Should never be okay

I pulled onto ...

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