Skip to main content

To Those Who Raised Themselves (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)


"To Those Who Raised Themselves"
To those who learned
Their values
From watching their TV screens,
To those who learned
What beauty was
By flipping through magazines,
To those who learned
What love is
Through the lyrics musicians sing,
And to those who learned
What life's all about
Though whatever it is they could cling. . .
To all of those who raised themselves,
What does the above really mean?
It means that you were observant.
You could choose your own role models, too.
It means that you were empathetic.
And you found stability within you.
You are insightful,
Resourceful,
And many more good things are true.
Just because both parents didn't
Raise you,
Others aren't better than you.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Steadfast (Catrina Crowe - Ruston, LA)

Moving Forward (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Step by step, I step     I hear the angels sing    Hope, today, they bring  Flying up with pep  I become Heaven's rep    Riding along God's wing
Moving forward can be hard     Struggling through today      Living life is not all play The fortune teller draws a card It warns that Fate has no guard     Never let pain get in your way
Flying high with my life      I am moving, so I'm living     Heart and heart, I keep giving I will one day meet my afterlife  Everyone's past contains strife       Let my future be thanksgiving
When the steps run out      I will just fly and fly and fly      I leave the past with a goodbye Up on God's wing, I won't pout  Going to heaven, I do not doubt     In hell, I was just a passerby 
Moving forward, strength will build     Letting go is the hardest part     Vitality comes from being smart Trust in those that are strong-willed Our honest actions will be fulfilled      I step, I sing to you, I fly, I depart

Rhythms and Visions: Vocalise A Rachmaninoff (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)