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How Can I Be?
by Aaron J Hampton
Thursday, June 04, 2009
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How can I be an honest man?

All I have ever known is dishonesty

How can I be trustworthy?

I have never been able to trust

How can I be the world’s greatest dad?

My dad was the world’s greatest, but certainly not a dad.

Everything and everyone else mattered except me.

So, someone please tell me,

How can I be?

 

How can I love my wife?

My dad beat my mother senselessly

How can I stay away from crime?

When it’s my only source of attention

Negative or Positive, it’s attention.

How can I not hustle?

When because of my background, my education, or my skin color no one will hire me

Tell me, how can I be?

 

How could I have graduated from high school?

No one else in my family did; there’s no one to help me, to guide me

How could I have been the first to go to a University?

My family had little education and absolutely no money.

So please, sir, madam, tell me how can I be?

 

For the complete version of this poem, purchase the book “True Emotions of a Man: The Boy, The Man & His God”, coming soon! June 2009!

 

 

(c) 2009 Aaron J. Hampton

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