I really should be asleep.
Sorry to gross you out, followers, but more people should know about these sociopaths whose peers literally refer to them as “The Rape Crew”. Yay. Yay for them. Read on.
Don’t worry. The acne will go away, sort of.
You will stop fighting with your sisters when they go
to college. This will be because of two things: your inability
to steal their clothing and the realization
that they are older, cooler versions of you. Your bully
will end up shaving her head and going to jail
or she will become a lawyer and have a nice car
and six babies. You will have no idea. You will forget
what she looks like, remember her the way
one remembers a splinter. You will stop
loving sharp things. You will learn how to make
your bed without being forced or threatened.
You will break up with your high school
sweetheart. I know, this is a surprise
but trust me. It is the right thing.
Yes, he loves you but it is a smothering love,
the way a dog nurses an open wound, all bared teeth
and tongues. When you leave him,
it will not feel like crushing a light bulb
in your hand — more like slowly, so slowly,
removing glass from inside your palm.
For years after him, you will let your heart
hang open like a soup kitchen. This is not
a bad thing, more a lesson in proportions.
After graduation, you will change a hundred
times over, like a revolving door, a waterfall.
One day, you will learn how to give
and receive love like an open window
and it will feel like summer every day.
One day, everything will make sense.
Envy: is when someone walks around with a pocket full of “that should’ve been me.”
Hate: is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of understanding and it cowers in a corner.
Truth: is everything you tell yourself when you realize that no one is looking.
Courage: is ripping your heart from your chest and saying “here.. hold onto this for me.”
Trust: is when you jump into someone’s arms knowing they would never let you hit the ground.
Love: is a tablespoon of hemlock I’ve been dying to try.
Faith: is doing what you love for a living and watching the bills pay themselves.
Failure: is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing."
The Jena Six was a very popular case back in 2006 where six young black males where charged with outrageous crimes for getting into a fight with a white student. Years have passed but I felt like sharing what some of the young men are up to now. Jesse Ray Beard, who was 14 at the time, has since gone on to Hofstra and earned an academic scholarship. He is pursuing a degree in law and business, and plays on the lacrosse team. After Grad school, he plans to work as a sports agent. Robert Bailey Jr. plays wide receiver at Grambling and is a member of the ROTC. After he graduates this year, he hopes to pursue a military career. Theo Shaw is studying political science and history at Louisiana University-Monroe and plans to go to law school. He has done several internships, including one with the Innocence Project, a national nonprofit that works to free wrongfully convicted prisoners. I think it’s very inspiring for these black men to be able to come out of such a situation and better themselves. It just goes to show that no matter what you go through, you can still make it. Perfect example of Black excellence. Keep doing ya things fellaz!!! SanCopha League supports you.