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Something You Should Know

By LB You should know that I was an orphan Who never knew my biological parents You should know I was left on the seat of a diner In a town I never heard of Bounced from different children’s shelters Until the age of 7 You should know the only mother I ever known or…

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Dear Mom

By HW I have to bring it up, remember what you told me? You said, “Son go outside and play,” And when I got scraped up you said, “everything would be OK.” You told me life was like baseball, three strikes and I’m out. You told me drive slow, but you never said, don’t take…

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Letter to Myself

By Sam Dear Sam, Get it right Time is ticking away quickly Stage IV 5 cm. x 7 cm. Get it right Spend as much time with her as possible Don’t explode Make allowances Get it right Get out of here ASAP Kick the habit Don’t come back Get it right Make the time count…

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My Mother

By MS If only words could show The depth of my heart Or the love I have for her My mother A strong black mother Who through adversity stayed strong Single yet still held on Embrace me within your arms Your gentle voice saying “We’ll make it through the storm” My joy comes from you…

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Change (Till I Can Show My Momma)

By KC They say change is easy but I disagreeJudge acts like I’m the firstThough it’s been millions of brothas before meI believe change is harder for someCuz not all these dudes come from the slumsNoodles change to lobsterKoolAid turn to wineYeah it sounds fineWorries the size of dimesI swear I wish I couldBut I…

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