Northside Poetry

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Growing up wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t hard. Mama just wanted me to be okay with my brothers, sisters and myself. All I wanted was to be okay with myself. I don’t need fame because fortune would be enough. . . . The people I’ve met in my life just heard me, but didn’t listen. If people just took the time to listen to our problems, there wouldn’t be problems with us today.

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Overview

From Northside Poetry:

Growing up wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t hard. Mama just wanted me to be okay with my brothers, sisters and myself. All I wanted was to be okay with myself. I don’t need fame because fortune would be enough. . . . The people I’ve met in my life just heard me, but didn’t listen. If people just took the time to listen to our problems, there wouldn’t be problems with us today.

It’s not about who is smarter or richer, it’s about who is ahead of the class and how long can you stay there, only the strong can survive. I still feel the same way as I did then, “Step on them or they will step on you!” But in my joyful times I’m the lion who sleeps, and the child in God’s eyes.

My ladies and gentlemen, I don’t need you to gossip about me. Cause its still going on with my family. Or I don’t need a spotlight to determine who is the bad guy; I know who I am. Because we all have our own hell, and it’s killing me everyday thinking about mine. If only I could go back in time where I started it all I would, but I’m not God. And I’m living my life just as you, one day at a time.

I wrote this letter and poetry to all those who I love and all that I hate. . . . Thank you for listening to my confessions and my cries at night.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893652569
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/24/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 139
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Growing up wasn't easy, but it wasn't hard. Mama just wanted me to be okay with my brothers, sisters and myself. All I wanted was to be okay with myself. I don't need fame because fortune would be enough. . . . The people I've met in my life just heard me, but didn't listen. If people just took the time to listen to our problems, there wouldn't be problems with us today. It's not about who is smarter or richer, it's about who is ahead of the class and how long can you stay there, only the strong can survive. I still feel the same way as I did then, "Step on them or they will step on you!" But in my joyful times I'm the lion who sleeps, and the child in God's eyes. My ladies and gentlemen, I don't need you to gossip about me. Cause its still going on with my family. Or I don't need a spotlight to determine who is the bad guy; I know who I am. Because we all have our own hell, and it's killing me everyday thinking about mine. If only I could go back in time where I started it all I would, but I'm not God. And I'm living my life just as you, one day at a time. I wrote this letter and poetry to all those who I love and all that I hate. . . . Thank you for listening to my confessions and my cries at night.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    Vanity

    The content of the poems in this book are agenda driven, not art driven. The poems are plagued with vanity, and are filled with abstractions and generalizations. I would not recommend this book to any general reading audience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2002

    A wonderfully written piece of work!

    I saw this book one day while out shopping and started to flip through it a bit. I started reading and could not get myself to put it down. I have only had the book for a few days and I have already read it twice. Tone One gets right to the point and lets his feelings out! Brilliant!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2000

    Nothing deeper then this!

    When I bought this book I would have thought of it being just like any other book of poetry. 'But no, heck no!' This Author got down to the nitty gritty about life in the ghetto. And I was surprise to read the details about the man with his memories. And after two days of reading his work, I was convinced that I needed to read it again. His love or may I say his passion for writing has made me understand that we should cherish life to the fullest regardless of who may speak down to us. 'Bravo! Bravo!'

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