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My First Love




Imagine a 14-year-old…Now paint her with a two-year-old daughter. Yea... Life’s a bi***.


It had been two years since my daughter's adoption.


I Sunk into a dark place. Mine filled with suicide. Heartbroken. But someone saw a light in my spirit.


My mentor, Miss Price, (I hope you get to read this one day), was a fan of my work. Every time I wrote a new poem, she would read. And I’d watch her eyes scan with curiosity.


I loved it. I could see the connection. I saw a light.


One day, she placed a book in my lap, “I Know why the Caged Bird sings“ by Dr. Maya Angelou.


Mamm Lou.


I cried. I smirked. And I smiled. This beautiful soul had a similar past and still lived a fulfilled life.


Closing the book, I laid there with a refreshing mindset. She was me, I was her...I was in love.


Inspired.


~I never got a chance to meet you, but I came close enough. It’s amazing how you change someone's life with words. And I hope I touch someone just like you did. Rest in paradise!


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