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my mamma told me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

momma told me to always try my hardest
and someday i was gonna make a life for myself
you ain't gonna be like me
she says
you ain't gonna be like me
you just ain't
you just can't
i always promised her
sayin' yes ma'am
and she'd sit on her white porch
in her white chair
with her white hair
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Ella1 said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm:
Wow, that is really good. It's very meaningful. Would you mind reading my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea and telling me what you think? Thank you!
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm:
I love it~ parents want the best for their kids.
 
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glimmer said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm:
Touching- Just really touching.
 
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CheyMJonas said...
Aug. 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm:
Woww i love this It touched my heart deeply because i told my mamma i wont do what she did and i now am trying not to do it anymore
 
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