Life's Payback

September 27, 2010
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Everyday is a battle
All my life I've fought for what I thought was right,
Now disgusted, disappointed, and daring
I shall keep fighting for my rights,
To help complete that goal, I joined the Sharecroppers Union who fight for what I believe,
I became a successful farmer in the south ,
That accomplishment pays a heavy price though,
White men attempt to set financial traps for me as If I was a mouse in their house,
These people on the edge of their seats to see if I haven't paid this months bill,
Finally, to finish my life, I have been locked behind bars,
After all my hard work this is how life pays me back

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thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm

so beautiful. you are a great writer and i love the way you express your emotions through your words. can't wait to read more!

rate/comment on some of my work too if you'd like. great job. keep writing!

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