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World War Three by Cedric McClester - [85 words]
Witnesses Of The Light by Diana Angela Chang For all photographers and those who are called to witness sunrises and sunsets. How luck... [144 words]
Willpower by Lamar Cole - [53 words]
Who Is Who To You? by Diana Angela Chang This is a poem that defines what a real friend means and to inspire those who like myself, l... [393 words]
What Is Missing? by Diana Angela Chang Feeling a hole in your life, a void? Maybe the answer for you is God. [183 words]
Wax by Lamar Cole - [45 words]
Twice Abandoned by Diana Angela Chang For all those daughters who had absentee dads or just disappointing ones. This poem is about a ... [330 words]
Too Tight by Lamar Cole - [44 words]
The Widow Johnson by Cedric McClester - [105 words]
The Sun Smiles by Lamar Cole - [19 words]
The Master Of Deflection by Cedric McClester - [133 words]
The Dripping Water by Diana Angela Chang This is a poem for anyone who can relate to disassociation or feeling like arson to the esta... [394 words]
Take A Knee by Richard Evans freedom burns- [23 words]
Somethings You Need To Know by Diana Angela Chang For my two beautiful children! Just a few things you should always remember. [113 words]
Soles For The Soul by Diana Angela Chang This is for an addition to your gift of giving therapeutic shoes to someone or for a markete... [227 words]
Socks by Lamar Cole - [30 words]
So Fly by Lamar Cole - [47 words]
Sniper by Lamar Cole - [28 words]
Skills by Lamar Cole - [51 words]
Shooters Try To Hide… by Cedric McClester - [132 words]
Science Compliments God by Diana Angela Chang This poem is about science and how it compliments religion. Some people are led to beli... [382 words]
Revere Beach Memories by Cedric McClester - [330 words]
Puppy by Lamar Cole - [42 words]
Preconceived Notions by Diana Angela Chang For those trying to overcome anger, there may be a few people who purposefully continue to... [154 words]
Popeye by Lamar Cole - [70 words]
Pizza by Lamar Cole - [52 words]
Pigging Out by Lamar Cole - [33 words]
Nuts by Lamar Cole - [50 words]
Niagara by Lamar Cole - [54 words]
Nature's Gold by Lamar Cole - [37 words]
Mountain by Lamar Cole - [51 words]
Meth Cases- A Yes Or No Basis by Diana Angela Chang Do not turn your back on this tragic epidemic that needs our attention and added ... [480 words]
Mess by Lamar Cole - [49 words]
Messiah by Diana Angela Chang This poem was composed after years of self discovering and researching science, religion and culture. I... [525 words]
Melvin Hill by Cedric McClester - [136 words]
Like Votes In A Consistory by Cedric McClester - [77 words]
Lianne La Havas by Cedric McClester - [78 words]
Kiss by Lamar Cole - [47 words]
Keep Your Light On by Diana Angela Chang This is an inspirational message to those in troubled times to remember their light and its ... [167 words]
Jump by Lamar Cole - [38 words]
Juices by Lamar Cole - [47 words]
Jealous by Lamar Cole - [59 words]
Invisible Battles by Diana Angela Chang This is a lyrical poem that refers to depression, mental illness and addiction as a daily bat... [313 words]
Insane by Lamar Cole - [53 words]
I'll Be Right Back by Diana Angela Chang A poem for those who live with a critical, negative person who is relentlessly pushing your ... [214 words]
If Not Now... by Cedric McClester - [73 words]
I Think Of Death by Cedric McClester - [112 words]
I Choose Not To... by Cedric McClester - [79 words]
Holey by Lamar Cole - [58 words]
Help Me Help You by Diana Angela Chang This lyric depicts a couple that has been through so much together that it stole them away fro... [280 words]
Gun Reform by Cedric McClester - [97 words]
Grizzly Bear by Lamar Cole - [43 words]
Good Man by Lamar Cole - [31 words]
Froot Loops by Lamar Cole - [62 words]
Fence by Lamar Cole - [79 words]
Feet by Lamar Cole - [44 words]
Feat by Lamar Cole - [44 words]
Faking by Lamar Cole - [51 words]
Date by Lamar Cole - [64 words]
Crooked Mile
Cracks by Lamar Cole - [60 words]
Cool by Lamar Cole - [41 words]
Clean by Lamar Cole - [36 words]
Burst by Lamar Cole - [45 words]
Brain Booster by Lamar Cole - [51 words]
Books by Lamar Cole - [15 words]
B.O.B- Beyond Our Beings by Diana Angela Chang For anyone who has a higher functioning brain and extra sensory abilities which can be... [292 words]
Black And Blue Legislative Body by Diana Angela Chang This is a poem for all of Hawaii's political leaders and those of great influen... [243 words]
Bait by Lamar Cole - [37 words]
Asphault by Diana Angela Chang A young woman is brutally attacked by 5 men and was almost sexually assaulted when an off duty officer... [184 words]
As Darkness Draws Ever Near by Cedric McClester - [71 words]
An Undying Love by Diana Angela Chang This is a poem about two people who fell in love, had a baby and when all was good, suddenly th... [440 words]
Ain’T It Absurd? by Cedric McClester - [117 words]
Adult Daycare by Cedric McClester - [83 words]
A Turtle, An Introvert by Diana Angela Chang My therapist encourages me to write my lyrics and poetry by giving me assignments. This ... [260 words]
A Feather Of Your Wing by Diana Angela Chang This is a poem for a few of my professors Jonathan Nery, Brent Kagawa, Lee Shelko, and J... [179 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Crooked Mile
DESCRIPTION
A troubled teen comes from a broken family , living in the ghetto where her skin color makes her a target. So she begins criminal behavior when she is bullied at school and forced to fight led her to being arrested several times. She gets expelled, moves to another ghetto and fails to go to school everyday because her ditching is leading to getting high with her dad and friends and neighbors where the methamphetamine epidemic is troubling. Another teen looses herself, decides to drop out because working full time job to pay rent at 15 was too hard. Then at 15 she is institutionalized at a juvenile correctional facility for negligent homicide and is released at 16 as an emancipated adult.
[332 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Drama
AUTHOR
Diana Angela Chang
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a happily married mother of two beautiful intelligent children who is focusing on writing lyrical poetry to compose a book that inspires readers to overcome any circumstance in their life. I have a criminal justice education and 9 years experience in the field. I am a voluntary life coach to youth and addicts with mental illness and am currently pursuing that degree to become a professional in the field.
[October 2017]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
808moon.sniper@gmail.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (27)
A Familiar Magnet (Songs) For those who are mutually attracted to those you are not supposed to be I suppose. Maybe it's familiarity is in reality a past life duality. [167 words] [Romance]
A Feather Of Your Wing (Poetry) This is a poem for a few of my professors Jonathan Nery, Brent Kagawa, Lee Shelko, and John P. Contini the program director. I came from a crooked mile with only 8th grade education straight to your c... [179 words] [Motivational]
A Monster And A Masterpiece (Songs) A song dedicated to all those girls who were sexually abused by their dad or a family member. It entails a long journey of forgiveness and learning to love one's self. [555 words] [Motivational]
A Turtle, An Introvert (Poetry) My therapist encourages me to write my lyrics and poetry by giving me assignments. This assignment was based on a photo card she had given to me. On it two turtles in the sand and two red sailboats ou... [260 words] [Animal]
An Undying Love (Poetry) This is a poem about two people who fell in love, had a baby and when all was good, suddenly the whole world came crashing down on them. They managed and stayed together but it changed the whole tone ... [440 words] [Relationships]
Asphault (Poetry) A young woman is brutally attacked by 5 men and was almost sexually assaulted when an off duty officer came and saved her life. But since that night she is unsure of her life and who she is and everyt... [184 words] [Drama]
Black And Blue Legislative Body (Poetry) This is a poem for all of Hawaii's political leaders and those of great influence. This poem is about the need for a stand your ground law in one of the highest statistics of domestic violence states.... [243 words] [Crime]
B.O.B- Beyond Our Beings (Poetry) For anyone who has a higher functioning brain and extra sensory abilities which can be instead called a mental disability. We silently know better that it exists, our scans show it so but they like to... [292 words] [Mind]
Help Me Help You (Poetry) This lyric depicts a couple that has been through so much together that it stole them away from each other. Here one spouse is reaching out to the other to open up and reunite their love so they can s... [280 words] [Relationships]
Hunny I'm Here To Stay (Songs) This is a testament to loyalty. She is indeed in love, always has been and promises to always be. [264 words] [Romance]
I Need Someone Like You (Songs) Two best friends who grew up together separated at 18 when one left Hawaii and got married moving to Oregon. They have been letting years go by hardly trying to keep a consistent connection because it... [202 words] [Relationships]
I'll Be Right Back (Poetry) A poem for those who live with a critical, negative person who is relentlessly pushing your buttons for personal entertainment. Walk away, don't stay. [214 words] [Drama]
Invisible Battles (Poetry) This is a lyrical poem that refers to depression, mental illness and addiction as a daily battle while others do not see these battles as personal accomplishments. [313 words] [Motivational]
Keep Your Light On (Poetry) This is an inspirational message to those in troubled times to remember their light and its ability to spread like a wildfire when used properly and consistently. [167 words] [Motivational]
Messiah (Poetry) This poem was composed after years of self discovering and researching science, religion and culture. It is amazing what you can find when you dig a little deeper and pay attention to the small detail... [525 words] [History]
Meth Cases- A Yes Or No Basis (Poetry) Do not turn your back on this tragic epidemic that needs our attention and added some divine intervention. Here is a bit of what I know about them, they that are outcasts, that are forsaken. Meth abus... [480 words] [Psychology]
Preconceived Notions (Poetry) For those trying to overcome anger, there may be a few people who purposefully continue to give you this label despite your growth and we anger monkeys know, that can itself make us angry. Keep your h... [154 words] [Motivational]
Science Compliments God (Poetry) This poem is about science and how it compliments religion. Some people are led to believe you have to believe it is either or. This poem says why we shouldn't have to choose. [382 words] [Scientific]
Soles For The Soul (Poetry) This is for an addition to your gift of giving therapeutic shoes to someone or for a marketer to pick up to help build their brand! But everyone can relate, so enjoy the read :) [227 words] [Business]
Somethings You Need To Know (Poetry) For my two beautiful children! Just a few things you should always remember. [113 words] [Self-Help]
The Dripping Water (Poetry) This is a poem for anyone who can relate to disassociation or feeling like arson to the establishment of your trauma is the answer. Like when Jenny in Forest Gump when she throws rocks at the house sh... [394 words] [Mind]
The One That Got A Way (Songs) It's about that one person that could have been but time or circumstance would not let it be. [234 words] [Romance]
These Walls (Songs) When the reasons for your partners distance is unknown and you feel all alone. [92 words] [Relationships]
Twice Abandoned (Poetry) For all those daughters who had absentee dads or just disappointing ones. This poem is about a girl who never had a good father figure despite having two dads. [330 words] [Drama]
What Is Missing? (Poetry) Feeling a hole in your life, a void? Maybe the answer for you is God. [183 words] [Spiritual]
Who Is Who To You? (Poetry) This is a poem that defines what a real friend means and to inspire those who like myself, lacked having such a special person to call a friend in their lives. [393 words] [Relationships]
Witnesses Of The Light (Poetry) For all photographers and those who are called to witness sunrises and sunsets. How lucky we are. #luckyIliveHawaii808# [144 words] [Art]
Crooked Mile
Diana Angela Chang


She comes from a crooked mile
And still manages to smile
Keeps on chasing dreams worthwhile
Developed more than just a style
Takes on each and every trial
Like most her life’s not been perfected
Never has she felt protected
Been chewed up, spit out and rejected
She’s feeling disconnected
Hood life kicks in, she’s infected
A future not yet projected
She’s skipping classes and electives
Doesn’t know her own objectives
Alone because she is misunderstood
Minority white girl living in the hood
She knows silence is for her own good
If she could speak up she would
But it’s more complex
Enemies speaking foreign dialects
Fighting is what comes next
Outnumbered, she earned her respect
Arrested for assault
Even though it wasn’t her fault

She minds her own business
Keeps a smile through all the stress
Keeps getting put to the test
She’s pleading no contest
She is standing out from the rest
But she’s not giving it her best
She knows that she’s still blessed
That heart beating in her chest
Filled with love, courage and zest
Even when she was small
She protected them all
From bullies big and tall
So she’s naturally led to brawl
But only to answer the call

Time passes, it begins to take a toll
Split in pieces instead of a whole
It starts to wear down her soul
She’s still working on the same goal
She’s got nothing in her bowl
But her cup is overflowing
She goes on well knowing
Emotions uncontrollably showing
It keeps her from growing
She’s handling all that’s on her plate
Keeping her mind in the right state
She’s carrying a lot of weight
Coming home high and late
The consequences were great
The law stepped in, a new cell mate
At 16 she gets a clean slate


Her classes are marking absences
She doesn’t advance
But her mind still wanders
A drop outs still ponder
She’s beyond her years
Smarter than most peers
Through all the painful years
She’s numb and unable to shed tears
Fifteen with a job and no friends
What kind of message that sends
Pride fully she fakes it, pretends
Under the radar she descends
Opens her eyes
And to her surprise
She is all grown up
Never been able to dump her overflowing cup
In a lot of pain, it’s hard to get up
She crawls into herself, but never gives up

 

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September 2017
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