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The End of a New Beginning

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An Anthology...

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The End of a New Beginning

Sharlene Angelica Draft

An Anthology...

The End Of a New

BEGINNING Sharlene Angelica Draft

KB&G Educational

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KB&G Educational KB&G Educational is an imprint of Kingdom Book & Gift LLP. PO Box 291975, Columbia SC 29229 This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Copyright Š 2012 by Sharlene Angelica Draft All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. For other titles by this publisher visit: www.wix.com/trends/kingdombookandgift Manufactured in the United States of America First paperback edition May 2012 ISBN 978-1-4567-8912-3

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Dedicated to all my friends and family.

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Introduction The musings of a young impressionable mind, her rantings, her wishes, her dreams. Her realities and her fears are all encapsulated in these few pages of prose and poetry that develops outside of the boundaries of the punctuational prisons we often foist our students into. This anthology is a project in pushing the paradigms from the thoughts of a young aspiring author. Enjoy...

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I am I am your mother I am your father I am everything you need I am also you I may not look like you I am your ancestor I am older than a book I am bright and shiny like The sun And colorful like a butterfly I am omnipresent I am

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A bright new world A bright new world With bright new skies That has many types of nature Like beautiful tiger stripe butterflies Let’s go to the park And play on the swings The mountains are as far as the human eye can see The mountain lion is as dangerous as the fire of the devil The sun is warm And the water is cool The only thing that really remains are the hearts and souls of the people Let’s stay together And enjoy this bright new world

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Believe Believe the impossible And the unthinkable Believe And you will achieve You will succeed Believe as every way you can to be successful If you don’t believe You’ll never know Believe in who you are Because believing is achieving

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I’m Alive I don’t care what you say, Because I have my own, You can’t change my ways, Because I’ve made my own.

Nobody can bring me down, I’m strong, Never weak, My words are spoken true, Never wrong, You will not effect me, I’m alive.

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I’m Alive cont’d I am loyal, I am true to my blessings, I am strong, I am alive.

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Fire Inside of Me I want to be free But I’m burning inside I just want to be me But I’m scared to show it outside

I worry sometimes that my spirit will die And when I get to God’s heaven My wing’s won’t fly And I’ll be left to die

God loves me now But who will love me later My spirit is like wow That I’m just a waiter

Like the fire inside of me That is too bright for anyone to see The fire is too hot for me And I hope to die in peace

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Life Without Love Life without love Has to be a mis-readable meaning I dream of how life is filled with love Life without love is a horrible dream

Life without love As God did not make it so I believe that God made love And life like butterflies in my stomach Life without love is like my whole world is atomic

Men and women all around the world all fall in love It brings you back to heaven and reminds you of the cute white doves. There is nothing more exciting in the world other than love According to me and people around the world. There is no such thing like life without love

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I Remember When... I remember when my father died and I didn’t know what to do I remember when my mom was the only one at home That could tell me what to do I remember when the first lightning strike hit my window And I wasn’t scared I remember when my brother went to jail And I wasn’t prepared I remember when my mother told my sister not to Call And she called anyway I remember when I went to elementary school And there was a lot about me that people wanted to say I remember when I was as good as I am now I remember when I always wanted to keep Doing the things that I am doing now I remember when the kids at school said I didn’t have swag I remember when I aced all my tests even though I try Not to brag 13


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I Remember When...cont’d I remember when I told my brother I love you before he went off to war I remember when I went stride by stride in my emotions on every core.

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Just Because I’m Black Just because I’m black They think I’m whack They don’t know that I’m smart and that I can do a lot of things like pop art

I don’t feel that I’ll be hurting The rest as well as their feelings are hurting Let me calm my words before they start again The others will lose and I will win again

They think because I’m black I can’t reach my goals Just like me they’re black And they have no soul

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Just Because I’m Blackcont’d They think I’m the one to tease

Just because I’m black They tease me and diss me They try to climb a wall to get to me Just because I’m black

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My Life Compared to Yours My life compared to yours My mom cares about me And yours is pushing you into the clouds Saying my mom is better than yours

I go to school and listen to the teacher My mom sends me to school And I have a teacher that calls themselves a preacher I get all I need the rest of the time is mine According your report card your smartness is starting to decline

My life at school and home Your life may be at home and on the streets Your life at school and home You will come into conflict with everyone you meet

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Lift You Up When you are weak I’ll lift you up with strength I’ll lift you up to the sky and give you wings You’ll fly like the wind or fly like a bird You’ll be free and strong It will ease the pain And you’ll be free There’s nothing to worry about Because I have lifted you up And you get higher and higher You are merry And there I lift you up

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Who I Am Who I am Is not who she is Or who they are Who I am Is not the person who you are And you will never see the person who I am Astute, honest and loyal That is the person that I am That is who you will never be Look me square in the face Look directly into my eyes And realize Who you are and who I am inside and out We may be the same But always different either one way or more Look above and beyond And see the person who I am

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What, When, Where I don't’ know What, when, where The writing on the wall Where did it come from There’s no significance to it all Tell me what, when, where How??? Why??? Is someone there And who are you There is no one here What is happening to me What??? When??? Where???

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When Susie Wears Red When Susie wears red That means there’s blood on the dance floor And there’s blood everywhere We know that Susie’s not scared But what are you She stands in your bedroom listening And watching every move you make There’s nowhere to run There’s nowhere to hide Because when Susie wears red We’re all out for a bloody ride

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Let Me Live Again Let me live again Open my eyes Let me see the bright beautiful world again Help me understand Why Why Why Why the leaves change color But the sky stays blue Why the sun is so hot But the breeze keeps me so cool Let me live again So that once again I can tell my father I love him The one who died when I was just a baby And now I am 13 years old What a shame So let me live again

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FRIENDSHIP You’re always there for me When the world is on my shoulders You always dry my tears And tell me the sun will come out tomorrow When people pick on me You never laugh You always speak on my behalf When I’m down and don’t know what to do It is always you that comes through

When I lose someone dear You’re always near When I’ve had it up to here You lean and tell me something sweet in my ear God made you sweet and nice He made you in the image of winter ice I never thought something could be this good Especially in this hood

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FRIENDSHIP cont’d You finally made me realize my inner beauty Oh thank you dear sweet Judy

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Morphine Morphine was the dangerous prescription drum that the King of Pop once used It was used, overdosed on and abused He died with a warning from his body and God Morphine and Propofol killed Michael Jackson The man I still haven't’ forgotten He sometimes had trouble performing as if he were Under a spell I loved Michael Jackson and I still do sing along with the Millions of CD’s still for sale I don’t like what happened to him and I’m not going to let it go If you don’t know If you find out that Conrad Murray caused his death Don’t say it didn’t happen so Because it did And if it happens to you You’ll want people to know too

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Tell Me What is wrong Why are you crying You can’t live like this for long It’s hurting you now And it’s going to hurt you forever Don’t hold back Tell me all your problems I can help If you need a shoulder to cry on I’m here for you So just tell me.

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Secret Lover I’m in love I bet you didn’t know that

You never see me around the corner Flirting with someone cute

I’m in love But you don’t see me at the nightclub Dancing with strangers

I’m in love But I stay to myself most of the time Only sometimes that love is on my mind

Secret love Love is hidden somewhere you’ve never been

I’m in love Love is something you’ve never seen

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Word on the Street Word on the street You out there smoking Word on the street You out there drinking Word on the street You out there stealing things But why now When I was there You were behind the closet But now you’re behind bars Knock knock Word on the street They’ll kill your mama Because of you with the gangs How are you feeling now Giving your life to the streets And leaving your family behind Now this is the word from the street Why did you have yourself out there?

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Be Like Me Be like me And stop hanging so much around the streets Be like me Focus on the books and forget the drugs Be like me Respect your mom because you couldn’t ask for more Be like me Try something you don’t like and maybe you would Want more.

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Irish Power Just because I’m black They think I’m a negro But based on what they see They don’t know I’m my own hero

I’m not just black, I’m white too If you know how I feel, this doesn’t Apply to you People call me great white, but can’t you see When you think of great white You’re not talking about me

When you look at me you see A heart that has once been broken You don’t know how it feels, it’s just broken You’re gambling with the life you’ve never had I want you to experience the places I’ve been

I feel lost nowhere else to go I am Irish and strong as you should know

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Why are you so mean? Why are you so mean? You get angry and turn into some kind of machine What did I do to make you so mad? It’s like I really want us to be friends And when that happens I’ll be glad

Why are you so mean? All I want to do is play a game Ever since you started hanging around the neighborhood crowd You’ve turned into someone I don’t know anymore You’ll never be the same

Why are you so mean? What did I ever do to you To make you not notice me for who I am And who I want to be just like you

What in the world makes you so mean? I want to know,

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Why are you so mean?cont’d If there’s something about me that you want to talk about I’ll tell you so

Why are you so mean? What did I ever do to you To make you not notice me for who I am And who I want to be just like you

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How it feels to be colored me I am colored now But I used to be absolutely white I stood out in the sun to get a sun tan Now I am colored

I know that whites are no different from me Because I am white too I am colored I don't’ want them to hate, but to appreciate Because I am colored but white too

My lightness doesn’t matter The color of my skin doesn’t make me who I am inside Being colored makes me proud of who I am How it feels to be colored me This is who I am and this is who I have to be I remember the very day I became colored I was no different from others

How it feels to be colored me

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How it feels to be colored me cont�d No one can take that away How it feels to be colored me This is who I am as I should stay

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That Little Girl That little girl That had no soul She got picked on and beat on And she had no goals.

That little girl You think you know her, you don’t Sometimes you think you’re going to say something to her, But I know you really wont’

That little girl Has been through so much hurt That little girl There is always someone she can talk to even though it hurts.

That little girl Has so much on her mind That little girl Is so hurt and can be so kind

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That Little Girl cont�d That little girl Is scared to talk That little girl Is scared of what people might say They need to talk the talk and walk the walk

That little girl That you talk about all the time You don’t know what she has been going through So before you have something to say Think about that little girl

Think about what you have said And done to hurt her so badly She goes to school and comes home To do the usual, sadly So before you have something to say Think about that little girl

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First Things First First things first Is to plan for the worst And then hope for the best.

First things first You have to learn all the basics first Just like all the rest

First things first You work your way up and go step by step You have to do it the right way Just like reading before you get to the right, you start at the left.

First things first You can’t always take the easy way out When you work with things that are really hard You try your best And that’s what it’s all about

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First Things First cont�d First things first You don’t stop a task when you begin Once you start, you work your way all the way through it, All the way to the end.

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PRAISE FOR THE END OF A NEW BEGINNING

Beautifully written musings directly from the heart of a dreaming soul.. Leaves you wanting to read more, wanting to meet the author, wanting to earn a penny for her further thoughts. Brilliantly expressed emotions, and a sketch of a pained soul. Fluidly written, raw and unrestrained expressions of a thoughtful heart. A must-read for young people that are struggling with maintaining focus in a chaotic world.

Sharlene Angelica Draft is the author of The End of a New Beginning. She is in the seventh grade at Heyward Gibbes Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. The poems that she has written such as “When I Look at You” and “Under the Stars” bring her a measure of pride since they were her first efforts at prose. She was born November 15th, 1998 in Columbia SC and she is the youngest of nine children. At 14, a very young age, she plans to continue to write poetry, with a desire to sell millions of copies of this her first anthology. This book was written to be an inspiration to teenagers and adults just like her.

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