Below is the poem entitled I Will Survive and I Will Deliver which was written by poet
Cooper. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Will I ever amount to anything?
My neighborhood breeds criminals, murderers, prostitutes and drug dealers.
I am immune to the sound of gun shots, sirens and screams of pain,
When another young person is gone too soon.
Will I survive to stay alive or
Will I survive just long enough to die
Before any hope of a dream is materialized?
I looked into my mind’s eye and
Determined that I will survive;
I will rise above this mental state
Leave, learn, return and educate;
To end this cycle of
Life and death
Where only positive contributions
Can deliver the rest.
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