I Am.. Jordan Jones

I Am..
A young African boy at the age of 6..
Growing up in a society where I thought everything was good and true..
Young and naïve I believed that you could do whatever you set your mind to..
Is it true? Is it true?
Having the mindset to do good and be good..
But what happens when life turns around and shows you that you should..
Never let your guard down or do more then what you feel is enough..
What is enough..?
Enough is the point where society takes you down from your pedestal of happiness..
Down to the pits of the ocean, so deep.. where you feel like your drowning in confusion and sadness..
My life is a movie.. and everyone is watching..
Sometimes its hard to do the right thing.. when the pressure is coming down like lightning..
It’s like they want me to be perfect.. but they don’t even know that I’m hurting..
Life’s not easy.. I’m not made out of steel..
They forget that I’m human.. forget that I’m real..
They act like they know me.. but they never will..
The shoes that I walk in, no one would be able to fill..
The pain of loss..
The pain of heartbreaks..
The pain of abuse..
Changed me.. from a young honest boy who wanted to do nothing but good..
To a cold heartless man.. lost and misunderstood..
But to give up on life is something that I would never do..
Because not I am.. but we are..
The change that can shine through..
 

This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

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