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I Come From
I come from a family of judgment,
Where if you’re not perfect, they don’t accept you.
They don’t accept me.
Always telling me I’m not good enough
My friends are the only escape.
I come from a father of good morals and kindness
Who always reminds me of my purpose in this world,
Strong and powerful, he protects me.
I come from a mother of mean words and abuse,
Always trying to knock me down.
I come from a dead beat older sister,
Who’s only purpose is to find her next fix,
Always in and out of jail.
I come from my grandma
Who is my partner in crime; the only one who understands.
Trying to deal with the pain on my own,
Breaking down more than building up.
My emotions will be invincible some day.
Out of everything I do I try hardest in school.
Education is the one thing they can’t take away.
I’m a lover of music
It helps relieve the stress,
The quickest escape.
I come from memories of my grandma’s house,
The only place that the fighting stopped.
I love my dad’s homemade chilly.
Just the right amount of spiciness,
Like fireworks in your mouth.
I come from the gift to help people.
Comforting others seems to comfort me.
I come from my strength given by the lord,
Always giving me faith in a better life.
He’s the reason I push on.
I come from my hard work at everything,
Making it the best I can possibly make it.
I come from the purpose to create a better life,
Learning from my sister’s mistakes.
Showing them im not worthless.
I come from the name of Ashley,
Determined to take back control of my life.