Corruption is of the devil
that destroys the world
in a delightful way.
It tastes so bitter
but so sweet.
A stench that smells
so delightful.
A horrific sight
so pleasant to the eyes.
A touch so warm
it chills the heart.


''Velma Betz grew up in Texas, raised by her aunt and uncle. She graduated from high school in 1984. She is now a student at East Village Access in New York City. Her goal is to become a peer specialist. According to her teacher, Mindy Levokove, Velma Betz has “a fighting spirit and a big heart.”