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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hoods can teach main street the value of community


It has been an interesting day in the hoods of our community Malvern..Why is it called the Hood? A community,first and foremost,where people got your back,if you ain't from the hood you'll never understand..
I am from the Hood children play as moms watch on,basic survival is really about helping one another to get through the day.
Beautiful people,that like a simpler way of life survival,it a dog eat dog hood the strong survive the best and the worst today. There was a drug overdose with the cops around even city pulse a TV network,this is every day in the hoods people die,Guns..drugs,domestic violence.The kids play in the concrete jungle.parking lots running from on coming cars..sports,fights,bikes and oh the music plays.nice cars drive by and wave,people pass the day talking, working,helping each other,visiting one another,
Night is approaching,It is rather a quite evening after last night,when someone did an overdose.another funeral in the morning.
Main street can learn a little something about community from the hood..a place we call home,come back to, then everyone wants out including me.Some get that chance or choice.just remember where ya came from and why ya left..

2 comments:

  1. nice post. I have an interesting article I wrote about violent neighborhoods and PTSD. I think it relates because of the survival points you brought up:
    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-14054-SF-Mental-Health-Examiner~y2009m7d8-San-Francisco-violent-communities-and-PTSD

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  2. Wow Susan... your words painted such a clear image for me... I felt as though I was looking down, from a tiny 11th story window in a brick high rise, watching a day in the hood unfold. It's sad that so many people don't have any choice other than to call such a negative place home... It's hard enough to find inspiration in beautiful surroundings - how people manage to stay motivated while living against such a gloomy backdrop is a mystery to me. Kudos to you for having the courage of conviction to make your home a HOME. I'm sure you'll never forget where you came from (and that's why you'll have so much success in getting to where you need to be!)

    I admire you.

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