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a poem by one of my students

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I live & volunteer in one of the poorest & most dangerous cities in the united states; unfortunately we are often in the top 5 on these list
due to my health I m no longer able to hold down a job but I try to volunteer when I m up 2 it. One of the places I volunteer is @ a Christian High School that my church started. I teach violence prevention I call the class Peace Skills. Here is a copy of a poem that one of my student wrote as part of a power point presentation.
I hope u enjoy it as much as I did

When Will the City Sing?
So much violence,so much pain and we all look at one another wondering who's to blame. Outsiders look upon us with so much shame, how can we change? So many souls taken so many hearts breaking can't you feel the city shaking? Rest in peace signs everywhere you go.....makes you walk around with your head held low. City police drive around just for show, but it's just fake....as we all know.
Let's make a difference to save the fifes of the young; we can't keep crossing our fingers hoping for something that has not begun. Living in fear is no fun! Your smile hides the pain inside. Authority promised less violence so many times, reality flash...they lied. We can,t blame the police or anyone else. The blame is on the criminals who had more then enough times to correct themselves. Have you ever stop to think that your interacting with people who belong in a jail cell?You walk pass victims who smile but really want to yell “ever since this happen I feel like I'm living in hell!” But are afraid to speak up and are hidden in there shell. Mothers and fathers never thought that they would be the ones to bury there child. Fathers realize that they will never be able to walk there daughters down the aisle .Then feelings begin to pile.
Then they wonder what will happen in the next couple of miles.
Brothers and sisters never thought that they would have to live without there siblings. They wake up every morning wishing there brother or sister were still living. They think of the person responsible for there death and wonder, what's the point of forgiving? Emotions build up and the tradition will keep reliving.
Husbands and wives say goodbye to their lovers they never guessed that the time would come sooner then discovered, nothing feels the same, and the feeling is so indescribable they constantly blame themselves instead of others.
Children suffer and grieve over there father or mother. Now they wonder who will they go to, because all they had were each other.. They don't know what to say or do it's still unbelievable that their parents lives are through. It's not like they'll be happy out of the blue. They lost someone they always knew.
You see...this poem is not meant to make you sad, it,s not meant to make you cry, and it,s not meant to define how many people died. It,s meant to define the truth to show you what matters to help climb the everlasting ladder. To prevent violence and all the triumphs it brings to come together hand in hand able to finally sing.
Angelie Smith

  
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NATIVE_ONE 6/2/2012 7:35AM

    So nice!

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DAISY443 5/29/2012 11:51AM

    What insight that young person has! Thanks so much for sharing!

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JERZRN 5/27/2012 9:20AM

    Thanks for sharing. Very powerful.

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BEEJAY49 5/27/2012 4:25AM

    Very deep and wonderful! Thank you for sharing that! Hugs!

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JESSICAWALKS 5/27/2012 12:19AM

    Wow, that's powerful...thank you.

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Gonna Keep Trying

Saturday, May 12, 2012

this is gonna b my new motto
GONNA KEEP TRYING
y cause I realize that as long as I keep trying then I havent failed so
GONNA KEEP TRYING

  
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NATIVE_ONE 5/16/2012 7:17AM

    Great words of wisdom....keep trying! When we give it our best, we are doing our best! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 5/14/2012 3:22AM

    Never give up! You can do this! HUGS!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/13/2012 8:58AM

    Thats right Maga! As long as you are trying, you aren't failing. Keep up the good work!

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ARIAS1111 5/12/2012 11:19PM

    I like it, way to go. Keep thinking positive.

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ARIAS1111 5/12/2012 11:17PM

    I like it, way to go. Keep thinking positive.

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Yeah Well

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I m trying my best to deal with the life has been dealt.
It has actually been getting harder 4 me 2 do things 4 myself. But to count my blessings my daughter & her 2 daughter r moving back in with us by the end of the school yr. (yes this means my LaLa is coming home).
The frustrating thing is that my insurance does not cover anything so now I need to apply 4 charity care to get pt & my test done its just so hard 4 me as I really dont like leaving the house any more.
I do have my disability hearing on May 16th so please keep me in ur prayers
Grumpy has been home 4 almost 2 wks. For te most ppl things r going well; he did fall last night going from the commode to the wheelchair; luckily my daughter was here when it happened so she was able to help him get up. The hosp bed will b here on Mon & the prosthetic ppl will b here on Tues. He is receiving both physical & occupational therapy & well as a visiting nurse
Well I need to rest so I guess thats all 4 now

  
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NATIVE_ONE 5/8/2012 11:39AM

    I hope all works out for you in the end. May you enjoy your daughter and grandkids, may you feel stronger and pray that your disability hearing goes right. And hopefully Grumpy, like that, have everything in order now since it is Tuesday. Best wishes!

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DAISY443 5/7/2012 1:42PM

    Maga, take care of yourself!!!

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BEEJAY49 5/7/2012 3:10AM

    You are in my prayers. Just take one day at a time, it will work out. Love you! HUGS!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/5/2012 8:44PM

    I WILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYERS MAGA, KEEP YOUR CHIN UP, I KNOW LIFE IS VERY HARD AT TIMES, TRUST ME I KNOW, I AM HAVING MY OWN ISSUES AND EVERY DAY I DECIDE TO GET OUT OF BED IS A MIRACLE, IS GRUMPY LIVING WITH YOU NOW?
IF SO I HOPE YOU GET HELP TO HELP CARE FOR HIM ALSO, THERE IS NO SHAME IN NEEDING HELP, YOU NEED IT, YOU NEED IT, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR HEARING YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO WRITE A LETTER DESCRIBING WHAT YOUR DAILY LIFE IS LIKE AND HOW HARD IT IS FOR YOU, LOVE YA

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Grumpy Update

Saturday, April 21, 2012

they are sending m dad home from rehab on Tuesday not cause he is ready to come home but because medicare will only pay for so many
the house is not ready but we will have to make due
atill not feeling will so will finish update later

  
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DAISY443 4/23/2012 11:37AM

    Good luck!

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TERMITEMOM 4/22/2012 11:23AM

    I hope it all goes well for you and your Dad! Thinking of you! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 4/22/2012 3:26AM

    I hope you're feeling better today. That stupid medicare is really a mess anymore. Grr! HUGS!

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WHY DO I EAT (part 2)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I m realizing that I m a food addict
In recovery but I m still a food addict

Some of the reasons y I would eat are:
sad;happy;excited;bored;frustrated; lonely and many others

which makes me realize that i ate to deal with everything

I have changed alot cause I dont eat to deal with my emotions; but sometimes I do start to eat & just dont stop.

I m going to work on controlling my eat. I m working on making better food choices.

  
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CHICSHAN004 4/11/2012 11:13PM

    As humans, we do so many things that revolve around food, too! This makes it hard! Even just hanging out with friends we incorporate food. The office, the family, weddings, holidays....the list goes on, and on! Check out ghrelin & leptin online. They are hormones that regulate our hunger.....it helped me. But it's still the other stuff (get-togethers mentioned above) that are hard for me to avoid! Good luck! You are far from alone!
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DAISY443 4/11/2012 2:49PM

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