I am from Oakland

from a family of 7

who puts God first, If I’m not mistaken

I attend skyline High

where most of us end up High

not knowing our Education is the key to succession


I am from a time period where family members

lives are taken

hearing gunshots out there making me shakin

living in this world with so much depression


I am from having my brother behind bars

leaving his 3 year old son thinkin he in mars

leaving me saying, “Why is this world so hard”

I am from a time where Instagram bio’s are always

“Free my nigga” or “RIP”


I am from being Athletic

playing basketball is the sport

praying before games

taking that fat w instead of an L


I am from Thanking God everyday

for answering my prayers knowing I’m not perfect

but I try my best to reach my goal in being a Physiologist

I am Kalolaine C. Otuafi

Photo by Nico Time


CC BY-SA 4.0 Where I’m From by Kalolaine is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

1 Comment
  1. Ashanti 3 years ago

    good stuff

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