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      Temperance-and-Grace


Greystones stand empty
Burnt brownstones beside
A rusted used car lot
Of windowless rides
Anonymous neighbors
Spend live ‘gainst the wall
And seek their relief
In an unlighted hall

chorus
The greystones were once golden mansions
The brownstones kept whole families safe
Tell me, when did things change
Hope give over to pain
At the corner of Temperance & Grace

Tondra is clenching
The spine of her book
And walks on trigger tight
With a slow-burning look
Unafraid on the outside
Fear festers inside
And though a child by her years
She’s got a grown woman’s pride

Will Henry is learning
The way to play dumb
That power barks hard
From the end of a gun
He’s smarter than most
But needs help to survive
He’s got big plans providing
He sees 18 alive

Will Henry is flirting
With real long odds
That he’ll ever escape
The colorfast bonds
Tondra might have to
Create love on her own
For a man’s love can grow
long after he’s gone

chorus
The greystones were once golden mansions
The brownstones kept whole families safe
Tell me, when did things change
Hope give over to pain
At the corner of Temperance & Grace

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