2003 poems

Others cry and others sigh.
But there is not one thing
That I won't put on the side.
And for this matter
I won't even say good bye.
The people that I am talking about
Is my loving family.
We have our days
When we want to play.
And there are other days
When we just want to fight
For no darn reason.
My Mom always said
Never do anything
If it is not right.
That's why whenever she
Would tuck me into bed
She would always say
Your family is all you have
And if you fight them
You will have no family anymore.
This is why I don't fight because
It will never be right
In my Mom's book of rules.

(c)Cherisse Powers


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