October 6, 2011
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Grateful I am
I was raised in a home that had
Rules, from cleaning up to helping
Where you had to behave and do chores
Where sharing is caring,

I was raised in a city where

Crimes are an everyday thing.
Where you see crackheads walking
Up and down streets,
Around schools, around playgrounds
They barely have energy in their feet
To overcome all the above

Where I’m from if someone bother you
Stand on your own two feet and
Defend yourself
I am from play the game, don’t get played
I was taught that education
Is the key to SUCCESS !

I am grateful to know
right from wrong, to take
responsibility for my actions

I am grateful to be a STRONG
INDEPENDENT African American Young Lady,
To have a mother to say

“clean” up or “wash clothes”

I am grateful to have a bed to

Go to every night

I am grateful to be able to go to bed

With a full stomach

We should all be grateful

To be able to wake up to a

Roof over our head
I am grateful to say

Thank You God For Watching

Protecting Me From This ColdHearted World,
Kilaua Ingram

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