You’ll See

You’ll See

What am I doing in a cell?

I should be home getting ready to go to school instead of trying to make bail.

I realize my mistakes and that is good to know.

I’ve changed and I want to do better, but first I have to get home.

I see things differently now I won’t do wrong.

I know people say they not going go home and do the same thing.

But stupid they be and go do the same thing.

It won’t be me, I’m not going back out there and do the stupidity.

I’m going to go to school and get as educated as I can be.

I just need you to believe in me, on TV  I will be you will see!


  1. julia on September 14, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    This poem seems very wise. Hold on to this belief, and you will definitely make it!

  2. Ali on November 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    This is a really well written poem. The rhyme scheme is really strong, and combined with the words you use, it becomes very powerful.

  3. Jasmine on April 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    This is a great poem. I will hope to see u on T.V lol .. but congraulations on this poem ..hope to see and hear more of them.. 😉 <3

  4. kassidilenae on November 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    I love your determination in this poem! I can tell that you are smart, capable, and strong! I challenge you to keep pushing yourself. You can be exactly who you want to be if you keep the fighting spirit. Keep writing!


  5. Maggie on December 11, 2020 at 6:49 PM

    This poem is very inspiring. I like how it focuses on recognition of past and mistakes people may have caused, and how it ends with positive changes!

  6. Samantha on January 30, 2021 at 8:52 PM


    I loved this poem! I love how you acknowledge the mistakes you have made (we all have made mistakes!) and how you are actively working towards doing better in the future. This was such an encouragement to all of us to do better and be better regardless of our past. Thank you for writing this!

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