What's A Child To Do? - Poem by Elaine Lockridge
Here I stand all alone
Seeking understanding to help me grow strong.
When my parents turn their backs
and refuse to understand,
I lack the desire to be my best.
I will not apply myself.
I'm angry so I will fight.
How can I fight?
I can fight by not reading to my best.
I can fight by not writing to my best.
Not learning my school work.
But, you're not fighting your parents or the school.
You're fighting yourself
and when you fight yourself,
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