Keosta Reid

(August 28 1992 / Orange County)

Foster Care


Mother's Day and Father's comes and go
Thanksgiving's Day and Christmas comes and go,
But i am not with the family i know.

Im surrounded by strangers,
People I dont know
Im bounded with so much anger
Anger i can't let go

I try to take it one day at a time.
But all the stress builds up day by day
Im always trying to find a peace of mind
To keep from going off I just walk away.

People say i have an attitude that i need to change
They talk bad about me.. and im begining to believe what they say.
I am... who i am..
Although the person I am is never really accepted
Being in foster care is something i've learned to deal with

It's like my hopes and dream are no longer what they were
why? because my hopes and dreams have be flooded with so much hurt.
Foster Care can bring so much pain,
Pain that is just so hard to explain....
I cant wait until i turn 18! ! ! !

Submitted: Sunday, July 05, 2009

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  • Sophie Turner (12/1/2009 6:42:00 AM)

    i am in foster care and it's not as bad as people put it, i think that you ahve to be in foster care or know someone who is ge it really, i can see your point of view though. some people dont like it becuase htye want to go back to their parents whereas i love it becuase i dont,
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  • Kelly Seago (7/5/2009 2:49:00 PM)

    That was a real deep poem and although im not in foster care i am in a group home and surrounded by people who i dont know but will come to know and half the other girls in here are all in foster care And im getting used to being away from my family as well and its hard but its something that you have to pray on and try to do the best thing you can to keep ya head up and move on with your life because everything happens for a reason... (Report) Reply

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