Shattered World

August 25, 2008
By James Lee, Pontiac, MI

I use to see the world as the most pure reason of living, for breathing and having a purpose,
But as I age and grow bolder and gain more knowledge,
My slanted eyes open up more widely each day,
I see the world progress and change, even I changed, I now pray,
I pray that the change will be a change, a change for the better, a change for the best,
A change so good that it’ll double lock the Pandora’s box and even throw it into 3 other treasure chests,
I use to live my life so free, did whatever I wanted, go wherever I wanted,
But now I feel as if the world’s on my shoulders,
I’m tied to the lady of my life, and the lord has blessed us with a baby in the making,
I am truly blessed, but I am also truly young,
Just recently graduated, and she still in high school,
Because of me she has her story now,
The story of a high school teenager’s pregnant life,
She encourages me to be strong in life, as a friend, but she also tells me money plays a big part in making a family, as a wife,
So I go through many days of relinquishing my dreams, crying with my heart, and drop out of college and search for a job,
In my dreams I’ve never wanted to seek a job,
I was aiming for a career,
But family is first that’s how I was raised,
My momma didn’t raise a fool, my dad didn’t raise a fool, they raised…me,
And me is me, no other body,
A young teenage husband/ (slash) daddy, with a lovely wife and beautiful new born son,
Lately I’ve been on the on the wrong end of the stick with luck,
My only dream now is to see that my wife and son doesn’t end up like me,
I’m rocking clothes with holes, shoes that been used, I’m riding in a hooptie, that’s me,
But I’m going to make sure they rock the latest fashion trend, they have lots of friends, they rocking the latest jays, getting their dream cars and whatever they want,
I’m doing that 9 to 5 in and outside of work,
My dreams been shattered, my world’s been flipped upside down, but I believe in a better tomorrow…I’m praying for a better tomorrow,
I use to see the world as the most pure reason of living, for breathing and having a purpose,
Maybe it’s not what I saw after all.

The author's comments:
This piece of work was inspired and based on true events that happened to me. Never assume something before knowing the truth. My world and dreams been shattered, but that doesn't mean yours are. Fight for your dreams, never let nothing get it the way, if you believe hard enough it will come true.

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This article has 3 comments.

Emmaxoxo said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 10:51 am
wonderful!!!! luv it. i can feel how u feel.

kclarkston09 said...
on Sep. 5 2008 at 1:57 pm
Aww! Sweet Poem. Two thumbs up!

YacBoi said...
on Sep. 4 2008 at 10:54 pm
That's a nice poem. I can really relate, you teenage parent. I really like this.


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