In what word would you describe yourself? And would others see you in the same light or cast you in the shade? I've been called many names and described in many word's as "son" or "brother" but the one that registered the most is when I was called a "MONSTER"...
Imagine being at a young age and hearing how people considered you a lost cause and even worse they consider you a monster. It's said so often that you actually start thinking " I AM A MONSTER ". Then you enter prison as a kid and are surrounded by real monsters. You're then forced to become the thing you hate and let the person who you are die...I was just a kid who loved watching cartoons and eating cereal on Saturday.
I was just a kid who wrote poems and won school awards for them .I was just a kid who was forced to grow up in prison because people consider me someone who was past redemption. I made a tremendous mistake as a teen and I regret it everyday and every second I breathe... I'm not a monster I'm a "son" I'm a "brother" and best of all if someone wants to describe me in a word or name just call me "Angel"
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