I come from a neighborhood where violence is the answer to everything
Where being a project kid is a lifestyle
Where girls get pregnant and their baby daddies get locked up in jail

I come from a hood where no one wants to see you do better
Where loyalty is questioned because the people who were so- called friends backstab you

I come from parents who don’t care what I do because they are tired from chasing my sisters out in the street

I come from not eating if the food stamps don’t arrive
from a place where the struggle is real

I come from being the first one in my family who will go to college

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