Poem: “This Ain’t the Rest of My Life”

This Ain’t the Rest of My Life

For the rest of my life I am gonna stay with a positive mind,

When I go home I’m gonna take care of my son and keep on track.

I’m gonna take responsibility for my actions and appreciate more in life.

Being locked up ain’t the worst,

But most of the time it hurts.

But I would rather be locked up than dead any day.

So with that being said, I’m gonna live up to my father’s name

And fix cars, because that’s what he loved to do.

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  1. katherine on September 8, 2020 at 8:52 AM

    I absolutely love the positivity in this poem! You mention your son and it seems like he is one of big motivators in your life. Keep up the good work and stay positive because great things are coming!

  2. kassidilenae on November 20, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to write this! I love your calling to be the best man you can be. We all strive to make our parents and our children proud. I hope that you keep this determination through out your life. Keep writing! We hear you.


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