Between the Lines

Random reflections from the youth in a juvenile correctional facility.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Remember Me Cont....

August 28 was the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. It was also the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina during which many lives were lost and lives destroyed.

If I was to die tomorrow, I would want my family to think that I was a good person and I would want my people to think I was a good person, but made a few mistakes. I don't want anybody to think that I was a bad person. I amm going to get out and turn my life around and show everybody I am not a bad person. AB

If I were to die tomorrow, I would want my friends and family to remember that I am honest, trustworthy, and would do practically anything for them. I am a hard working man and would protect them at any cost. DR

I would want them to remember I loved them. That means more than anything else possibly could. As long as they remember that the love will go on long after I would die. I want them to know I was receiving the help they wanted me to because I loved them so much. JY

If I would die tomorrow, I would want them to remember my sense of humor, the way that I was always willing to learn new things and that it didn't matter what other people said. JG

If I were to die tomorrow I would want my friends and family to remember my love and respect that I give them and the good times we had on the holidays like Christmas and my times when I stand up for what I believe in I want them to never forget about my word when I speak the truth all I want them to remember my spirit and soul. MB

I would like my family to love me no matter what happened to me. ML

If I was to die tomorrow I will like to be remembered by my smile and word. My smile can get happiness to my family and friends, but my word is strong to people to hear. DW


Blogger Marian Thacher said...

Thank you for publishing the writings of young men who don't always have a voice in the larger world. To me the theme of these writings is love. We all want to love and to feel loved, and in this way we are all one. We are not so separate from each other as we sometimes imagine. I think publishing this writing in a blog can help all of us who read it remember that. Thank you.

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