There are too many problems
in the world today
To analyze all the how’s & whys
When inside you struggle
to discover the truth behind the tears & lies
We try to make the world a better place
but it’s the problems inside of us
that we must face.
(Dated October 13, 1990 – so I was 17, about to turn 18 on November 6) I remember the despair I felt at that age, living in a ‘war zone.’ My father left us when I was 10, my brother 6; & my mother & I, oil & water, were at each other’s throats constantly.