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POETRY: Lost in a World I Don’t Know
Maria Serrano

It’s like I’m lost in a world I don’t know.
My mind is spinning over and over. I think to myself,
When is this going to end?
When am I going to stop thinking about the fears my fam put me through
And got me holding onto?
When am I going to start listening to this lady that I wish was my mother to begin with?
She told me over and over, Stop living in the past.
Go to school, graduate and do what you got to do
And when you get there, you can go back and tell everyone
That put you down or wasn’t there
To look back in the past and not to come around now
Because you no longer care
And you did it when they weren’t there.
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(FCYU-2015-10-30a)

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