My Dreams Of A Different Mother! (Re-post)

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My mother is a junkie, strung out on crack-cocaine.
I don’t know who my father is; my mom thinks it was Shane.

My brothers, John and Jack, I am raising on my own.
I am only nine years old but I am often home alone.

What I wouldn’t give for a mother not like mine;
one who doesn’t work the streets or smells like sour wine.

I know she’s out there somewhere and not just in my dreams.
She tucks me in at night and quiets my nightmare screams.

But for me, it’s gangs and drugs and poverty in the hood.
I’ll probably die a horrible death, and I would change things if I could.

I don’t make the rules of law and those who do don’t care.
They punish me for trying to live, the cops are everywhere.

When I came into this world, I was born to a…

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