nyna bankard

Rookie (3/8/1982 / Heidelberg, Germany)

I Was Raised - Poem by nyna bankard

I was raised with structure
I was raised with pride
Though the structure may not have been proper
I was raised to survive.

I was raised with tough love
I was raised to earn my keep
Though tough love may have worked
I was raised with troubles deep.

I was raised with bad habits
I was raised through struggle
Though bad habits can be broken
The change can be quite unsubtle.

I was raised with strong beliefs
I was raised to accept my faults
Though my beliefs might be distorted
I was raised by 'His' default.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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