(poems go here)
I write because I don't know how not to,
how not to express the pains and gains
from the claims and vanity of this life.
I write because I dread my greatest fear.
fear of living and dying without an impact,
an impact to change lives and create a better tomorrow.
I write because I must.
because I must be different from and similar to what they think I am,
They think I am that fried chicken eater, that baby making factory,
that aimless youth, that girl from the southside of Chicago, but maybe I am.
And may be I am
a dreamer, an achiever,
an individual that represents a race and a course,
Maybe I am black because I represent a change.