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Where I'm From

Where I’m From….. I am from bar-b-ques and live family feuds. Walks to down town Paterson laughing at women and men who allow their selves to be called hoes and prostitutes. Fast behind little girls and quick to call their selves thugs little boys. A really excited family is where I’m from. I am from let your voice be heard. It’s okay to get picked on sometimes in school while you’re being called a jerk or a nerd. But would that person allow him/her best friend feelings to get hurt. I am from growing up listening to old folk’s music, Such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, & Teddy Pendergrass. Speeches from Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King & his wife Coretta Scott King. Two stepping in my grand parent’s back yard. I am from a mixed family. Some who are Muslims and some who are Christians. Some who are really big hearted and the others who are selfish. Nice caring and the others who are rude hypocrites. Some vegans, vegetarians, & meat lovers. This is where I’m from and I love it. Shanaya Thomas.

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Date: 11/5/2008 12:59:00 PM
Welcome to PoetrySoup! You sound like you enjoy every bit of your wonderful and interesting life! Truly a joy to read this honest and refreshing write. Love, Shar
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Date: 10/22/2008 7:07:00 PM
This just makes you a unique and more lovable person. I like the images and the flow of the message. Stay sweet and do your thing. Great job and welcome to Poetry Soup! ~Joseph
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