What's up Doe!
Born and raised in Canada. I've lived in the worst areas of my city, and other parts I couldn't even step foot in. The cities of Canada are not without their own gangs, crimes and fears. They are just like every other big city in the world, some are worse than others. I am italian and proud, there is alot of racism in this world which I have experienced.
I grew up in the streets, and I've seen people go through alot of things. I've lost alot of people to death and I've seen and even held people as they died. Life is not always horrible even if someone may be going through some horrible experience. I have been around gang members, that does not make me one. I have participated in their activites, that does not make me one.
I base my poetry on life experiences that I have gone through, and my thoughts and opinions. I think people should realize that they are not alone in what ever they are going through. I want others to see the light of the world around them. Your country is your family and the other countries are your friends. You put family before friends but you always help both.
I like my work to be critqued and reviewed. I have read people here have 'bashed' other peoples work, which seems childish. Please if you do review my work and you do not like it do not put " it sucked" but say you didn't like it and why. Be helpful not stupid.
I do review other people's work and enjoy doing it.