Protege | Teen Ink


March 23, 2011
By leona1127 GOLD, Bellevue, Washington
leona1127 GOLD, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Try not to react on first emotions it's not Zen like" -L. divine

The people I know are protegeé’s of the ghetto,
They live by gunshots and beer bottles.
Never knowing who or what is real,
Never really having a childhood because from the young age of seven they were taking care of children half their age.
They’ve stolen to put food on the table,
And even robbed people to keep the eviction notices off the door.
They worked so hard that their fingers bleed
But they still keep going.
They believe that living the life of a G is the only life that they’ll see.
Ask me how I know,
Because their just like me,
Growing up in the gutters of society.
And there was never anyone there to speak for us,
No one there to scream until there was no longer air in their lungs that we were not just another statistic of young African Americans in a poor neighborhood.
There was no one there to tell the world who we really are,
No one listened
No one cared…
That is,
Untill Me.

The author's comments:
this was just about someone to speak up for the minority in my neighborhood and no one really did that but when i came along i didn't are if it made you sad, i wanted to show people that the world didn't revolve around you.

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