• The Beat Within Poetry

    To My Dearest Daughter -- Letter From a Lifer

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Beat Within

    My Dear Child, Congratulations on making the Honor Roll! I am very proud of you! I knew you could raise your grades. Your mom told me that you have a 3.5 grade point average now, which means you are averaging around a B+. That’s very good, and you should be happy about this accomplishment.
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    The Beat Within

    To My Dearest Daughter -- Letter From a Lifer

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Beat Within

    My Dear Child, Congratulations on making the Honor Roll! I am very proud of you! I knew you could raise your grades. Your mom told me that you have a 3.5 grade point average now, which means you are averaging around a B+. That’s very good, and you should be happy about this accomplishment.
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  • sweet life 2 Poetry

    Finding Happiness Behind Bars

    Jun 08, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Happiness seems so simple minded. Just a nine letter word that no one even knows how it feels. They think they’re happy when they have wealth, money, and so called friends? But are they really happy?
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    sweet life 2

    Finding Happiness Behind Bars

    Jun 08, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Happiness seems so simple minded. Just a nine letter word that no one even knows how it feels. They think they’re happy when they have wealth, money, and so called friends? But are they really happy?
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  • human trafficking Poetry

    Poem For a Sister on the Outs

    May 28, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Baby getting ready, flat irons and hot combs <br/> Even though she still on the run, <br/> AWOL’d from the group home
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    human trafficking

    Poem For a Sister on the Outs

    May 28, 2013

    The Beat Within

    Baby getting ready, flat irons and hot combs <br/> Even though she still on the run, <br/> AWOL’d from the group home
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  • love Poetry

    Detention brings writer new perspective on relationships

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Beat Within

    There’s nothing wrong with approval, especially if that’s what makes you happy. And they approve of you regardless of who you are. The worst thing anyone can do is try to get approval from someone who already doesn’t accept you because you’ll try and change, but they already don’t see you for you.
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    love

    Detention brings writer new perspective on relationships

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Beat Within

    There’s nothing wrong with approval, especially if that’s what makes you happy. And they approve of you regardless of who you are. The worst thing anyone can do is try to get approval from someone who already doesn’t accept you because you’ll try and change, but they already don’t see you for you.
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  • hug Poetry

    Brothers Make Amends In Wake of Sentence

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Beat Within

    It feels nice to hear my older brother tell me he loves me and he cares. He used to tell me to go away, or he'd simply never give me attention or say anything like that.
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    hug

    Brothers Make Amends In Wake of Sentence

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Beat Within

    It feels nice to hear my older brother tell me he loves me and he cares. He used to tell me to go away, or he'd simply never give me attention or say anything like that.
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