Hi. My name is Christy and I am a 9th grader at Life Academy. This poem is about what I see in my community and what a lot of people go though. This poem illustrates a life that is hard to talk about, especially in public.
This is What I See
By: Christy Vong
We see it all around
Near the highways
On the streets
This is what I see
It’s night time
Mama and papa got into a fight
They weren’t getting along
They didn’t have enough money to keep the house
Mama already works double shifts
Papa only works one job
That is being a drug dealer
Papa loved me and try to buy me candy with the 6 cents he had.
Papa tried stealing for me but got arrested
Mama bring up something when they got married
She says,”you told me you were always going to be by my side.”
Papa said “I’m sorry, I gotta go it’s my shift”
Papa left mom because of the stress
Papa left forever actually
He never came back
Mama became even more stressed
Mama began crying and said
“Why did it have to be like this”
Mama tried buying a lottery ticket hoping she’ll win
It’s already morning
Mama goes to work at 6:00 in the morning and comes back 9:00 at night.
I told mama I’m going to work hard in school
Mama so proud of me
She says,”that’s my son.”
These words disseminate in my mind
Mamas family don’t love her
It’s family against her
They are disappointed in her
Well I’m not
My mama strong
My mama awesome
My mama went through a whole lot
And I’m going to make it better
I’m going to work hard
Get a great paying job and get her a house
That’s my promise to mama
And I do it because I love her
My mama never missed a single expo in elementary.
Mama says “I love you”
Those words are my inspiration
I hear them exasperate in my mind
Mama carry a burden that she thinks about all the time
And I’m going to change that and give her the dream she deserves.
Mama hug me I hug her.
I make her proud
I own my own company
I help her pay of the debts
She get a better job and move out the house
She find a wonderful man who supports her
I completed so much goals in life
And it’s all thanks to my mama
I love you.
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