Are you Shanee or are you Anthony?
Do you have praise or do you have enemies?
Can you be saved or will you be a stray?
Like poor Shanee she always had to prepare for thee.
Grew up in a big family, no loved shown, full of agony
But Shanee had nothing on Anthony
Sleeping in cars in a lonely place
All alone without a homely place
Both young and dumb don’t know a thing
Till they met each other and everything changed
Got her pregnant didn’t know what to do
Planned to get an abortion thought that was the smart thing to do
Until she fell in love with her baby but she never had a clue
That baby changed her life and little Anthony’s too
Her mom wasn’t always the best ali
Didn’t approve of Shanee and Anthony’s new little life
So she moved Shanee away from the Bay
Thinking that would change something but that made her seem dumb
Anthony found his way back and they made another face
A baby boy and a baby girl both in the same place
Both faces changed the hate and the struggles
Cold nights in snuggles and kisses
Turned on his Misses
Wasn’t no way to break love and the trust
But the distance wasn’t it
The time and the place didn’t fit
Things changed feelings changed
So they went their separate ways
Her momma felt bad and wanted to take it back
But they already gone and lost in the black
In this project Ms. Portugal assigned all 9th graders, I chose to write a poem about my life referring to Romeo and Juliet. The poem is about my mom and dad’s story. I chose their story because I feel like their story stood out to me the most. My favorite part of the story was when my mom was moved away from Oakland. She was taken from what she loved the most and was seperated from my father. My poem explains a true story about my family and how I came to be. My poem mainly connects to Romeo and Juliet because my grandmother didn’t want my parents together and they ended up splitting in some way in the end.Till this day, my grandmother wishes she can take back what she did in this past to make things right. A lot of people are like how my parent’s was today, and I’m not very proud of that. My poem sends a message to all teens that love might last forever, but forever isn’t always promised.
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