My Lame Life MAG

April 20, 2011
By Victor Perez BRONZE, Houston, Texas
Victor Perez BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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I am from my dad’s machismo
when he is drunk.
I am from my mom talking
about God.
I am from my sister’s crying
when her ex beats her.
I am from my brother’s
joining a gang

I am from my mom’s beans and rice.
I am from my brother’s fights
In the street.
I am from nickel bags and many
Hot loaded guns.
I am from my brother’s getting
High in the apartment

I am from my brother beating
My “drunk-ass dad.”
I am from my brother
Getting shot.
I am from my mom’s tears.


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on Dec. 20 2011 at 9:30 pm
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Really good poem. Lots of thoughts.


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