At Risk

They tell me
     those kids
Are at risk--
And I wonder,
What must it be like
To be told you're at risk?
My whole life I was told I was smart
I was told I could be anything
And everyone expected me
     to achieve...
What must it be like
To be told you're at risk
Of failing every second
     of every day
Your whole life...
To have you head filled
With definitions of sub par worth
Sup par potential,
     sub par expectations,
Sub par living standards,
     and sub par education...
Those kids
Are not like these kids,
They're heads are filled
With some bleak reality
     of a world without possibility
Statistically speaking, that they
Are at risk
And the simple things these kids
Expect and achieve are a challenge
For those kids,
     they may never succeed
Treat them like a number
Plant the doubt in their mind
And tell them they're at risk
     of being another statistic
What must it be like
To be trapped,
Another check in another box--

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Author Image Author Image I love reading the Word of God. With prayer God's Word reveals so much: from comfort to temperance, from perspective to affirmation. Digging into the depths of the Word, cross-referencing history, language and time differences, is a passion of mine. In March of 2015 I decided to go back through the Bible doing an in depth study on each section I read. Eventually I decided to share my journal of notes as I partake in this journey. I hope you are blessed by God and inspired to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. I love reading and learning about God, nature, and science. I am interested in how it all connects. The Creator's fingerprints are all over his creation. We can learn so much about Him and how we came to be by exploring the world around us. Join me as I explore the world and draw closer to the One who created it all.
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