Tuesday, September 15, 2009


by MM

I am from Oakland, where our people fight for where they are from.
I am from the hood where gunshots are common.
I am from the enjoyment of barbecues at a neighborhood park.
I am from the smell of hot links, hot dogs, hamburger and other delicious food, which is a daily occurrence at my house.
I am from the openness of my apartment complex where there are people waiting to welcome you.
Where there are annual get togethers where we talk about movies, sports, and other types of things.
I am from the town where black men die on a daily basis.
I am from a family that thinks we need to SILENCE the VIOLENCE.
I am from a proud people with a wonderful heritage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i like the way you started off and said your from oakland