September 21, 2012
By , stevinsville, MI
They always say
go home
back to your roots
your beginning

but what if your roots
are dying and broken?
what if your roots
are drug ridden within the family tree

They say your roots
make you, you
shape you to what you are
and will always be part of you

I don't want mine
Mexican drug cartels
nights in jail
family fights gone bad

am i destined
to live by my roots?
broken family
broken roots

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Zeesrock said...
Sept. 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Very emotional and i can feel your pain through your words. Awesome work!
ToxicAngel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm
It's important to love your family, but you never have to become your family. :) Good poem. Deep, real; I could feel it through your words. I know I'm just a stranger and my opinion doesn't matter much, but I'd just like to say that your genes don't define you. There might be a bumpy, gritty start in the road, but you can go wherever you want to to find a better path.
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