poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

We Were Latchkey Kids

I can not remove those impressions made,
In my youth.
Nor can I replace misconceptions done,
Of how my growing up in the projects...
Was not for my sister and I lives filled with fun.
I for one had little if none.
We were latchkey kids!

Chores and responsibility came early for me.
And I made sure my sister Mim,
Didn't think what I did...
Was going to make her life a breeze.

If I had to wash dishes and sweep...
She was not going outside to play,
A game of hide and seek.
I was young and disciplined.
And she, at times, grew to despise me.
But we...
Were latchkey kids.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (5/19/2010 10:59:00 PM)

    memory in the poem is well presented! nice!

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