Resurrection by Amani Houston
Crying about my loss
Only because the old me is gone.
But the new me is cool;
Because it started in a pool.
When I’m wet and ready
Because I’m at a steady beginning;
I have made good choices
But I am not that perfect.
Everybody has a life of their own
But we also have a purpose, or meaning;
So don’t try to be sad, or alone
Because it all starts on the count of three.
1, 2, 3 …BOOM!
Amani submitted her poem while accessing our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at J.D. Hall Learing Center. This was made possible by Mr. Terry Tucker, Student & Parent Liason there at the school and Charleston White, Founder of H.Y.P.E. Youth Outreach.
The J.D. Hall Learning Center at Rocky Crest serves a dual purpose in meeting the needs of students for whom the traditional educational setting provides challenges. The challenges that Amani was facing why she is currently attending the school. Amani not only shared her poem, but talked to us about those challenges. They include lack of resources to get what’s on the inside …out, and to earn money to become more self-reliant.
How you can help:
Simply download the eBook: ‘Stories of Hope’ to enjoy from your favorite device. When you do, Amani earns $3.00. Our goal is to help her sell 2,500 downloads. Your purchase also ensures that participants like her can continue to access Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at no cost to them. During checkout, enter Coupon Code: amani26 to save $1.00!
About Stories of Hope:
Stories of Hope is a compilation of heart wrenching, and liberating short stories written by youth participating in Writing for the Soul Workshop™ around the world. Through a unique structure offering both engagement -and reward, this workshop brings education and passion together in a way that offers permanent life changing impact. As noted in the forward by educator Sarah Lankford, these unique and amazing individuals have received a rare opportunity to share a story they needed to share … and develop a love of writing as a result.
Page Count: 122 pages
BISAC: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
Purchase a copy of the book or download the eBook and enjoy it from your favorite device today! Stay connected with updates from our workshops here in the United States on Facebook at: Writing for the Soul Workshop™ in North America.