Read Poem: My Life As A Slave To My Family, by Mario Telles

The day I was born, God said say hi
The moment I heard him I started my life
Then came learning a skill at 4 years old
Play golf
Mom worked hard but brother and dad were off in there own land
Mom died
Dad and brother stayed not caring and hiding me
Hiding me from people about being kind, smart,accomplished
My being couldn’t let that happen
Every look, every movement, every word I said was a blow to their hate, their hate for me and my success and not living their life they saw for me
My mom still speaks through a graduation card
Don’t give up, I never have
Now I am an accomplished actor writer musician athlete person
A real person with feelings and achievement
I look forward to a wife and kids someday
I will break free

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