My life.....Past, Present, Future

I come from the island, you know that
Place where it’s sunny and it doesn’t snow
I come from the island of Jamaica, that
Place where you find beautiful beaches,
I come from a place where everyone is my
Neighbor, where everyone helps out
I come from a big family.

I come from a place where people
Come and call our language broken, but
We go to the US and call their language broken
But they also come to our place and have fun
and we go to their place and do the same
I come from a place where I didn’t see my dad
Unless it was my birthday.
I come from a place where my family is spread,
all over the island. To where I don’t see them.
I come from this place because I really don’t care anymore.

I come from this place because all the people I thought
Were my friends and that were nice to me ended up betraying me
I come from a place were soccer is not called soccer
It’s called football.
I come from a place where I had to stop all of this because I left my home.
I come from a place where a family has to strive for Success
I hate this place sometimes because of the people
I knew would change into something else.
I knew this would happen when I left, because one small thing can
Change the future.

Everything around me reminds me where I came from,
It reminds me of the past and makes me look to the future
Makes where I came from look like a brighter future.
Makes where I came from look like a darker past.
Makes where I am now look like heaven, that’s the present.
My life…..Past, Present, Future.





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pwyehuns said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Congratulations on getting your poem accepted on-line! This is a powerful poem. There are many strong phrases, but one of my favorite is: "Makes where I came from look like a brighter future. Makes where I came from look like a darker past." Complex ideas. Keep writing!
 
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