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A Look Inside My Head: A Series of Poems

Copyright 2017 by Arlinda Jackson

Published by Nightroad Books at Smashwords

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I want to say that this poetry is based on observations. It is full of things I wish I could say, to people that I have seen, or things I have thought about. It is a look into my head as the title says, and I am glad to share it with you. I dedicate this collection to the woman who has been in my life all this time, Kierra Williams. She saw me, and knew that I was different. She stayed with me, even with all the struggles I have had with my autism. I love her dearly. I also dedicate this work to my mother, the woman who raised me. She has her own issues, and we have had good and bad times. I love you mom. Onward, to the poems!


I was born

Not to sit here and rot

Take a risk for once

Stop being afraid

Just because you boomed

Doesn’t mean I’m like you

Take a risk

Reach for the sky

Fuck your old ass feelings

Don’t ask me why

Dream of a could be

Wish I could end up happy

Swim in my own success

Better than all the rest

Only do what is the norm

Suffer with the parents who lost their form

“Our relationship is better!”

Sweetheart be a go-getter

Stop wasting life on them

Do your own thing

See what changing your life will mean

Pushback and scream

Don’t you dare give up on that dream

Blood red sacrifice

Shedding your former pain

Isn’t that quite nice


She only cares

About her Reputation

Your Mother

Has eyes on the nation

Wants a child with fame

To hide away her shame

Raising up a tyrant

Make him think he’s a lord

Look up and raise up a sword

Rise up you challenged children

Break off her chains

She does not control you

You are not her gains

People may say

Some mothers act that way

It isn’t okay

Forcing you to eat her dreams

Is her way of hiding

Her internal screams

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