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[ Classic Corner ] Charity's Child

Young, I was --- poor because
of being born on tha track side
where no one would even consider
dumping their white trailer trash.  
 
But, older now. And we're rollin
init. Never mind how. Ain't stolen!
Believe me when I say that I
worked my ass off to earn it,
Mama. Just look at all this cash.
 
I'm bringin home bank, see?
You don't need to thank me;
only have to put it to good use.
 
The abuse and heartache
we had no choice but to take?
Those days are behind us.
God shut tha door on that shit
and He opened a window.
 
And someday I'll let you know
what I do for a living, but until then,
let see about finding ourselves
some real estate with a beautiful  
big front yard.  
 
Everyone needs a dream  
to look forward to when
those bay window curtains open
 
and it sure as hell is not tha damn
L Train.
 
 
 
JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
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Author's Note
for the Classic Corner comp "We Real Cool" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11510/
inspired by Brooks's "A Song in the Front Yard"...
for the Classic Corner comp "We Real Cool" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11510/
inspired by Brooks's "A Song in the Front Yard" @
https://genius.com/Gwendolyn-brooks-a-song-in-the-front-yard-annotated
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