Me and My Hood

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Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

When the first day came that I had a chance to see the sun
My mom and dad were happy that my life had begun
When I was a shorty I used to get on my mom’s nerves
I used to like watching old folks sit on the porch and throw bread to the birds
In the summer I would leave the house as soon as I awoke
Listening to all the kids say, “It’s time to go to chokes”
At night time the Wells is what’s happening
If somebody says something wrong we about to get it cracking
Playing ball and going to parties is all I used to do
Nowadays people say that the Wells is through
Wherever we move it won’t be as good
As the days gone by and me and my hood

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