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I didn't choose this life or this life style, but rather it chose me.
I wanted to be a doctor...a lawyer...something positive!, a illustration to my community! 
Not a drug dealer...A.K.A. a career yegg!
With no visual dreams, all hope is lost, just another negro misled! 
Separation with anticipation?, the characteristic's of a true winner
Being able to say no!, not being a follower, but a influential leader!
Being able to accept criticism, what doesn't kill u will make u stronger!
Enduring the haters & nay sayers, only to be more illuminated & bolder! 
To all the great people of my kind, before me & after me!, where would we be?
If we believed their lies, their hindrance, & their inability to see!
In what we saw?, even with the imperfections & flaws?
We held on to our dreams!, which in time brought forth a cause! 
So, alleviate that doubt & tell that hater this is merely a demonstration
An oh, i'll like to thank u!, cuz u was: the fuel to my fire...the gun to my bullet...u was 

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