Gordon Bernell Charter School, Roma Campus Writers Reply

Prompt:  Hands

Hands

I love My Father, I Hate My Father

As a child, a shovel was placed into my hands.
I learned to be a good worker.
I love my father.

As a child, I was threatened to get dropped off on the side of the side of the road if I didn’t say where the women’s shelter placed my mother.
I cried as I told him what I knew.
I hate my father.

As a child, I fed the chickens and watered them as well as all the plant and trees.
I learned responsibility.
I love my father.

As a child, I saw a woman dragged by her hair on gravel while getting hit in the face.
I did nothing as I stood there.
I hate my father.

I was raised never to raise a hand to my sisters.
I learned physical respect for my family.
I love my father.

I’ve seen a man raise his hand and yank a woman down by her hair for something she said as he was sitting at a kitchen table.
I learned how alcohol could change someone.
I hate my father.

I saw a man have a family, provide for his family, protect his family.
I learned how to be a Dad.
I love my father.

I’ve seen the scared look on a woman’s face, the sadness, the bruises.
I’ve never learned not to care about this.
I hate my father.

A man beating on woman has taught me never to lay my hands on a woman.
I love and hate my father.

~EM

Prompt:  I Am From

I Am From

I am from Earth from Orange, I am Excited and Hyper, I am Roaring like a Lion,
I am Plastic People, and sedated
I come from Hell, and
“You’re Crazy Mom”
I remember riding Waves like it was yesterday
I am White rabbit and nothing
I love Music and Drums
I am President No matter what anyone says, I will always be Super Fly Kye
I am Kye and I come from Mississippi

~DJ

I Am From

I am from Burque, Nuevo Mexico
from unconditional love and
unbelievable strength.

I am without siblings and was
lonely as a child
I am clever like a fox.

I am BK’s and Tupac Hip Hop to hard rock

I come from the do as I say, not as I do,
and you’ll only fear, what you don’t know.

I remember being surrounded by
junkies like it was yesterday
I am pinball and playstation

I love camping and road trips.
I am different now and still unique

NO matter what anyone says, I will
always be ME!

I am CR and I come
from a mother who never gave up on me.

~CR

I Am From

I am from a broken home
from crying and
confusion.

I am silly and a nurturer

I am protective like a
mama bear

i am anarchy and
a flowers grave

I come from I’ll be home soon and
nothing

I remember feeling like I wasn’t good enough
like it was yesterday

I am Curious George
and a
Beretta 9mm.

I love camping and hiking

I am almost a mom

No matter what anyone says, I will always be a dreamer.

I am hope
and I come from
Dreamland.

~TC

I Am From

I come from:
“if you don’t listen to me you’re going to listen to somebody
out in the street,” and she was right
and
my dad didn’t say too much.

I remember church, roller skating
like it was yesterday.

I am Barbie and Barbie.

I love singing and dancing.

I am a good hearted person.

no matter what anyone says,
I will always be there if you
need someone to talk to.

I am easy going,
and I come from the
East Coast.

-FF

I Am From

I am from a broken home
from crying and
confusion.

I am silly and a nurturer

I am protective like a

mama bear

i am anarchy and

a flowers grave

I come from I’ll be  home soon and

nothing

I remember feeling like I wasn’t good enough

like it was yesterday

I am Curious George

and a
Beretta 9mm.
I love camping and hiking
I am almost a mom
No matter what anyone says, I will always be a dreamer.
I am hope
and I come from
Dreamland.

-TC

I Am From

I am from South Dakota
From, red and
happy.

I am funny and
outstanding
I am vicious like a
bear.

I am Faded Glory and Angel Eyes

I come from Oyate and
Tiyoshpi
I remember my basketball team
like it was yesterday.  I am Barbie and a
teddy bear.

I love basketball and softball
I am a mother

no matter what anyone says, I will always be me.
I am JKCI and I come from
Porcupine, South Dakota

-JKCI

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