Sunday, April 19, 2009

Days of future past

If I didn't know any better I'd swear I was looking at a younger
version of myself. Friday I spent the day at the library writing
stories for the school newspaper. I noticed the kid and something
struck me. The fact that he was reading an comic book made me think of
my life and how greatly it's been impacted by them.

Needless to say I felt as if I was in high school and jr. high all
over again. Here's this kid, at the library reading a comic and
enjoying himself and that book. I saw him and I said to myself, that's
why I'm doing what I do. Not for me, for my parents or anyone else,
but for the next generation of kids coming up and having a whole world
agaisnt them.

That's how I came up and I know there's going to be plenty more.
Whether they're undocumented or not, I've lived through the kind of
life you see glorafied in tv and movies. That alone warrents me going
to go help kids like me and give them an example that you can make it
outta the "hood."

More than anything, I want to be an example to others of what is
possible when the odds are against you. I got dealt a bad hand to say
the least and have worked hard to get where I am. Not only that but I
still have even MORE to go, but I'm not stopping anytime soon. I feel
like I got dealt a pair of 10's and all the other players around me
got dealt full houses and royal flushes. I just have to bluff my way through life letting people think I have a royal flush and psyching them out until I get the upper hand.  

~ con safos ~